Meet the CMF Team
Combined with our in-depth knowledge of the sectors we specialise in, the team brings a wealth of experience having held senior positions with the UK’s leading Lessors and Global Banks.
We also believe that our regional structure gives us both a greater understanding of the economics affecting your business and crucially, allows us to develop more intimate client relationships and provide the right solutions to help your business grow.
John has worked in the UK leasing industry for over 25 years and over this time has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as an excellent reputation with leading UK banks, clients, trade organisations and wider stakeholder groups. Prior to forming CMF Capital in 2005, he held senior positions with publicly quoted and high street finance houses, including Bank of Scotland and Hitachi Credit. Responsible for the developing and delivering the overall company strategy, maintaining funder and client relationships, which are key continued growth and success within an ever changing, competitive market.
Tel: 0844 800 3670 Tel: 07785 587 508
Ian brings over 15 years’ experience within the leasing industry, joining the CMF Capital team back in 2009. His earlier financial career saw him hold senior positions with major UK Corporate banking organisations.
Client relationships are central to Ian’s day-to-day activity, but he likes nothing more than meticulously driving through large funding projects, having originated several multi million pound facilities covering a variety of assets and lending products.
Ian’s also an innovator, having introduced a broader range of funding products to our clients. He is passionate about growing the CMF Capital brand and seeking out new opportunities.
Tel: 07968 599 819
Nick brings exceptional balance to the CMF team. He started life within the legal world as a practicing solicitor, before moving across to the banking industry in the late 90’s.
During his law career with Lloyds Banking Group, he developed not only the technical capabilities that corporate customers demand, but also the relationship and servicing skills required that are fundamental to CMF’s beliefs. His eye for contractual detail is also second to none.
Having joined the CMF Capital team in 2011, he is responsible for clients in the north of England.
Tel: 07775 334 197
Ian brings over 15 years’ leasing industry experience to the CMF Team,having begun his career in Banking he went on to hold senior positions including General Manager, GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services, Managing Director, Hitachi Capital Business Finance, Chief Sales Officer, CIT Vendor Finance UK and Chief Marketing Officer, CIT Vendor Finance Europe. Ian’s ability to see the bigger picture has been vital to CMF’s client growth.
Tel: 07771 835 652
Until 2009 Marc had developed his career within large international organisations as a Business Director. He developed a passion and expertise in the Fleet and Logistics sector and won an award for the Best Large Private sector fleet in 2009 judged by the Energy Saving Trust and Guardian Group newspapers.
Asset funding and product selection are key to the success of fleet operations and industry strong connections are vital in sourcing the best value for clients. Marc now specialises in ‘Contract Hire’ funding as well as vehicle specification and sourcing.
Tel: 07921 106 876
With over 20 years’ experience in the leasing and equipment finance sector, Antony cut his teeth in senior roles with some of the world’s biggest organisations such as Lombard, ING Lease, Dell, and latterly GE Capital.
His breadth of industry knowledge has seen him finance almost all known assets from a Shorts 360-300 Aircraft in 1999, to a £2.2M Oracle software licence in 2006, and 2200 iPads for a private school in 2013.
Antony’s specialist knowledge in the Information Technology sector is vital to CMF’s reputation and growth within this fast paced arena. This passion, maybe a slightly ‘hidden geek’, enables him to continually help our clients find the right asset finance solutions.
He joined CMF Capital back in 2014 and is responsible for our business expansion across the midlands, where his knowledge of the industry landscape along with tireless relationship building means CMF is perfectly placed to work with the region’s growth.
Tel: 07472 226 553
Tony has switched several times from supplier to buyer in his career. Starting off working within the new car dealership industry for 15 years as a VW/Audi Corporate Sales Manager.
In 1997 Tony became ‘poacher turned game keeper’ when he moved from selling to buying when he became Group Fleet Manager at Sedgwick plc (later Marsh McLennan) procuring, funding and running their 2500 company car fleet.
Moving back again to the ‘other side’ as a supplier in 2004 when he joined BMW’s own leasing company Alphabet, providing lease funding and fleet management to fleet operators in the UK.
He switched back again to the buying side by joining a leading Utility Contractors Plant & Vehicle hire division operating 2500 vehicles (cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks) and 10,000 items of plant. As Head of Fleet Services (and Procurement) Tony gained valuable experience in running a mixed and diverse plant & vehicle hire fleet with all of the challenges that entailed, including all funding arrangements.
This varied career gives Tony a multi-faceted understanding of our client’s needs and challenges, no one knows the plant and vehicle leasing sector and his ‘black book of contacts’ could be worth a fortune. CMF is proud to have such experienced player in their line-up.
Tel: 07738 502 793
Tom brings over 30 years’ expertise within the UK finance industry to the CMF team. He has vast experience dealing in the Fleet and Contract Hire market, along with the civil engineering and recycling sectors.
Tom will be responsible for leading CMF’s growth in Scotland, but will also be working on projects across the UK in sectors where his industry knowledge and established relationships will be vital delivering for our clients lending solutions.
Tel: 07949 850 293