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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 Mulheron

Managing Director

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: 01252 302183 Tel: 07785 587 508

Ian Hamilton


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 Rhodes

Business Development

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 Briggs

Business Development

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

Paul Meijer

Business Development

Paul is a vital part of our senior management team. The former ABN AMRO LEASE industry heavyweight he brings over forty years’ experience and relationships to CMF Capital and will be working closely with John Mulheron to open new funding lines both in the UK, but also crucially across Europe and other overseas territories.

Paul boasts an enviable record in the asset based lending industry and has a reputation for structuring high value funding agreements in sectors such as marine, aviation, renewable energy and intermodal transportation.

Tel: +31 653448225

Tom O’Connor

Business Development

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

Colin Hayter

Business Development

Colin has worked within the industry for over 30 years and is a hugely experienced asset financier, and business owner. Having worked for major banking institutions such as RBS, Barclays and Sanwa,  he combines strategic vision with an entrepreneurial hands on approach. He has earned his reputation for being a corporate door opener of exceptional ability,  demonstrating credibility and technical expertise.

Colin has a proven ability to operate in a variety of global markets. Crucially, within innovative vendor financing structures, he brings buyers and sellers together to generate profitable returns for all parties. Working across a broad range of sectors, including clean energy, aircraft ground support technologies, IT and power generation, Colin’s client portfolio includes major corporates, manufacturers and suppliers, SME’s and the public sector at stakeholder level.

Stephen Labrum

Business Development

Stephen has worked in the UK banking and leasing industry for 30 years and joined CMF Capital in 2017 to establish a new financing arm able to fund technology assets. Prior to joining CMF Capital he was employed by several leading UK, European and US financial institutions providing funding solutions to; the direct UK market, US OEM’s and UK/European Vendor programs.

Specialising in funding Technology assets (Hardware, Software, Storage and Services/Soft costs) funding profiles are tailored to maximise users’ cash flows whilst recognising technology life cycles to minimise potential  equipment obsolescence risk.

Richard Nowell

Marketing Director

With over 22 years experience delivering marketing campaigns for numerous multinational clients, Richard is tasked to continually develop, evolve and raise awareness of the CMF Capital brand across key media channels. Having worked on both a national and international scale for the likes of Vodafone, RBS, Qatar National Bank, Aviva and Diageo his expertise is crucial in helping us stand out in a crowded and often confusing market place.

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