By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 27 July 2021
All-change with a new team under CEO Simon Cureton.
Since the arrival of CEO Simon Cureton in 2019 Funding Options has been gradually rebuilding its senior leadership team with new faces.
Today that process was completed with the arrival of Ian Savage as the group’s new chief financial officer.
Savage joins from weathtech firm Finantix where he oversaw its 2021 sale to Investcloud as CFO, and period to that worked at CashFlows, Sigma Financial Group and trained at PwC.
“Having a CFO on board with a track record of director-level positions for fast-growth startups as well as companies with £300m balance sheets, is precisely what we have been looking for to navigate the next phase of growth successfully,” said Cureton on Savage’s appointment.
Savage also joins Aleks Kudic, who joined as Funding Options’ chief technology officer last year, and Stuart Lawson who joined as chief revenue officer.
Over the last month Funding Options has diversified with two new business ventures, first by launching a green finance marketplace that builds upon its existing SME lending marketplace, and secondly by offering an energy price comparison and switching service for its customers.
“Simon and the board have assembled a fantastic senior team and a workforce committed to driving competition and choice in the SME funding space,” said Savage on his appointment.
“Joining so soon after the company has put stakes in the ground in terms of real-time funding approvals with its Funding Cloud platform and sustainability with the Green Finance Marketplace is invigorating.”