A message from our founders

Since launching in 2020, during the height of the covid-19 pandemic, we have become a leading force within the specialist lending market, with a very simple business model; to put the customer first every single time, and be the best we possibly can, in every area of the business.

Whilst we are not the biggest or the cheapest lender in the market, we are trusted by our customers to deliver exactly what we say we will. Through a relentless focus on customer service and product innovation, we aim to continue growing our reputation as the lender of choice for getting the job done, and achieving the desired outcomes for our customers, every time.

We are a fairly small team of principal decision makers, able to act extremely quickly. Our funding allows us to make commercial decisions and treat each deal on its own merits.

Meet the team

Meet our energetic yet experienced team, who put you first every time.

Lewis Casserley

Co Founder & Principal

Jordan Fearnley Brown

Co Founder & Principal

Martin Gilbert

Chairman

Kevin Cook

Non Executive Director

Richard Ruttle

Non Executive Director

Sophie Ambrose

Head of Operations

Matt Rogers

Sales Director

Nils Raber

Sales Executive

Shaylee Jones

Portfolio Manager

Maria Powell

Sales Intern

Awards

Matt Rogers – Sales Director

Industry titan, Matt Rogers, joined Albatross a year ago to head up our growing sales team. Matt began his career in banking before playing an instrumental role in establishing a new financial services arm for Arcadia Group, one of the most successful UK retailers at the time. Since this time, Matt has co-founded brokerage and packaging businesses, as well as helping grow a number of successful bridging lenders over the years. Matt brings his wealth of experience, both broker and lender side, as well as a vast network of contacts. When not at the office or in the gym, you can find Matt at one of London’s seafood restaurants or anywhere that sells Malbec.

Matt Rogers – Sales Director

Sophie joined Albatross 2 years ago, when it was still just Lewis and Jordan, as a junior administrator, following her graduation at University of Sussex with a Bsc in Psychology. Having worked closely alongside Lewis and Jordan from the outset, Sophie has a hands on operational approach to all aspects of the business, from case management, to employment, to cash flow and financials, to investor relations. Her progression within the company so far has been nothing short of astounding, having been promoted to head of operations earlier this year and now focusing on building a team around her to assist with the back office. When not in the office keeping everyone under control, Sophie can be found at bottomless brunches with friends and family, City breaks, or trying to make use of her Odeon subscription.  

Matt Rogers – Sales Director

Otherwise known for his renowned catch phrase #DealsWithNils, Nils joined Albatross after graduating from Oxford Brookes in Property. The confident swede has quickly built a strong personal brand within the industry and has the rare ability of brightening the mood, whatever company he finds himself in. His hard working attitude has seen him exceed every target set out so far, he’s incredibly approachable, honest and works relentlessly to provide lightening fast results for his brokers. When not out with brokers, or being the office wind-up merchant, you’ll find Nils either playing golf, padel tennis, football, cycling, or at the physio nursing whatever sporting injury he’s incurred that week.  

Matt Rogers – Sales Director

Shaylee has recently joined Albatross following a variety of case manager and underwriting roles within both the bridging and BTL market. Shaylee focuses largely on packaging loans from enquiry to loan advance, as well as maintaining the live loan book, managing customers who service interest monthly and ensuring redemptions are progressing as planned and within term. Shaylee is the first of several intended hires made recently by Albatross as we focus on the quality of our back office procedures ahead of our 2024 growth plans. Shaylee always brings a smile to the office and when not at work, you’ll find her making iced cocktails at home with her new Ninja CREAMi fozen dessert maker.  

Matt Rogers – Sales Director

Maria is the first of Albatross’s new sales internship initiative designed to welcome new and aspiring sales individuals. Working closely with both the directors and sales team, Maria is developing a knowledge of the specialist finance industry as well as expanding our broker network through social media, email and good old fashion tele sales! She’s off to a flying start and has just instructed valuations on her first deal just 3 weeks since joining us. When not on the phone or on Linkedin, Maria spends her time at the gym or socialising with friends.