Meet Our Management Team

Darren Selig

Darren Selig

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Background

Darren is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG in 1996 and holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Prior to founding JBR Capital he spent 12 years intermediating finance arrangements in the high value vehicle sector and is a recognised expert in the HNW lending market. Prior to this he was an Equity Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers.

On a personal note:

Darren is married with three boys – the inspiration to the JBR name, Jamie, Benjamin and Rafael. In additional to being a petrol head he is a passionate Newcastle United fan. When not working (rarely!) he loves to spend quality time with his family, friends and colleagues sharing dining experiences in the restaurants and cafes of North West London where he is, all too often, known personally to the restauranteurs!

t: 020 3773 4656
e: darren.selig@jbrcapital.com

Shalom Benaim

Shalom Benaim

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Background

Shalom read Economics at Cambridge University and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in London. He has previously held two senior roles as CFO of IDT Europe & Asia (NYSE: IDT) and Takeda Europe (JP: 4502). Shalom is a co-founder of JBR Capital having worked previously for PwC’s financial services advisory team in London.

On a personal note:

In his spare time (hardly any with five kids!), Shalom is a keen supporter of his son’s fab football team (London Maccabi Lions). He has a fetish for fast cars but is still loyal to his nippy Cinquecento!

t: 020 3773 4655
e: shalom.benaim@jbrcapital.com

Stephen Halstead

Stephen Halstead

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Background

Stephen graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 and has spent the past 20 years in a variety of commercial finance and operational roles including spells at Metaswitch Networks, Toucan Telecom and Host Europe.

On a personal note:

Stephen is married with two teenage boys. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys cycling (in his youth he cycled across the USA) and playing golf (quite badly). He claims to be able to speak Italian and know a bit about fine wine.

t: 020 3773 4650
e: stephen.halstead@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Business Development Team

Michael Bergin

Michael Bergin

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Michael has over 20 years’ experience providing funding solutions within the higher luxury sector of the franchised motor industry, for brands such as Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini.

On a personal note:

Michael has three sons, plays tennis (with varying degrees of success!) and has a passion for fine watches.

t: 020 3883 4673
e: michael.bergin@jbrcapital.com

Ian Froggett

Ian Froggett

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Ian has over 20 years experience in the finance industry. He has worked closely with Independent High End Vehicle suppliers,High Net Worth clients and commercial clients.

On a personal note:

Ian spends his leisure time following the greatest game on earth – Rugby League and being a taxi for a teenage son.

t: 020 3773 4669
e: ian.froggett@jbrcapital.com

Tim Wookey

Tim Wookey

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Tim is a Business Development Manager with 17 years’ experience in the retail side of the business, working for major brands which includes the likes of Mercedes Benz and Ferrari to name a few.

On a personal note:

In his free time he loves to spend time with his wife and three children; playing tennis, riding his mountain bike and taking in the sea air whilst walking along the seafront of his hometown in Clevedon.

t: 020 3773 4653
e: tim.wookey@jbrcapital.com

Ian Francombe

Ian Francombe

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Ian has worked within the retail motor industry for more than 20 years, for a wide variety of franchises including Audi and Porsche, supplying funding solutions to both private and business clients. For the past 3 years Ian has been working in the automotive digital arena, delivering high quality software solutions and marketing campaigns.

On a personal note:

Ian enjoys live music and motorcycling in his spare time, as well as an annual pilgrimage to the Le Mans 24 hour race!

t: 020 3393 3936
e: ian.francombe@jbrcapital.com

Peter Atkinson

Peter Atkinson

HEAD OF FRANCHISE DEALER SALES

Background

For over 35 years, Peter has enjoyed a very successful career predominantly in Banking and Motor Finance with Lloyds Banking Group (HBOS, Bank of Scotland, Capital Bank, NWS) he has incredible knowledge, expertise and proven relationship/sales management skills within the Motor sector. “It’s about how you make someone feel that’s important” and that drives his enthusiasm for dealing with everyone he meets.

On a personal note:

Peter has been married for 38 years and has two daughters.  The family love to spend time together holidaying in America and Italy.  Walking their dog along the Northumberland coastline is very special as is listening to a wide range of music and socialising.  Golf is a real passion for Peter, he plays at Lee Westwood’s home course, Close House and is also a member at Ponteland Golf Club.

t: 07388 992483
e: peter.atkinson@jbrcapital.com

Karl Tipping

Karl Tipping

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Karl has 14 years’ experience within the motor industry working as a retail Finance Manager for Porsche and a Business Development Manager for Close Brothers Motor Finance. He has combined these roles to provide funding solutions for retail dealers and High Net Worth & Commercial Clients.

On a personal note:

Karl spends his spare time with his 12-year-old son following Notts County and Sunday league junior football in all weathers, whilst trying to escape on as many holidays and breaks as possible.

t: 020 3883 4687
e: karl.tipping@jbrcapital.com

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Kate has worked in the Motor Industry for 16 years. She has 8 years of experience in finance from being a retail Business Manager, an Account manager for MotoNovo & now High-end vehicle finance with JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Kate enjoys travelling, cooking & keeping fit. She is an avid festival goer, with a passion for live music and fast cars!

t: 020 339 339 36
e: kate.johnson@jbrcapital.com

Cameron Young

Cameron Young

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Cameron has worked in asset finance and vehicle finance since he left school 15 years ago. He has previously worked for Barclays Bank, The Bank of Ireland and most recently the UK division of the South African bank First Rand. He brings a wealth of experience in the POS and broker finance market.

On a personal note:

Cameron is an avid golfer playing off a very low handicap at Peebles and Gullane Golf Club. If he is not taking money off his friends on the golf course at the weekend he will be found wearing his wellies, knee deep in mud looking after his girlfriend and his horses. Cameron has owned ex racehorses, a showjumper and everything in between. As Cameron gets older he is now wanting to change to 500 Horse Power super cars rather than four legged 1 horse power animals…. It will definitely be cheaper.

t: 020 3773 4656
e: cameron.young@jbrcapital.com

Lisa Harland

Lisa Harland

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Background

Lisa has joined us with 19 Years in the Motor Industry. She has worked in Retail and Corporate Car Sales for 9 years and worked in Motor Finance for another 10 years. Her finance back ground has been with Close, Black Horse and Motonovo and now high end vehicle finance for JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Lisa is a very proud mother to her 6 year old son and enjoys taking him on adventures and making the most of his childhood. She also enjoys working out and relaxing in her local health club. Lisa is also a fully qualified Make Up Artist and Swedish Massage Therapist. Amongst other things she enjoys time with family and friends, bars, fine dining, shopping, motor sport and paddle boarding.

t: 07391 012521
e: lisa.harland@jbrcapital.com

Alan Timms

Alan Timms

BROKER MANAGER

Background

Alan has worked in vehicle and asset finance since the early 1990s, most recently with Hampshire Trust Bank for 4 years. Prior to that he sat on the other side of the desk in a brokerage for 5 years. This experience allows him to understand his brokers’ needs where service, speed and attention to detail are key.

On a personal note:

Alan has followed F1 since his teenage years and raced his own kart under the RACMSA banner for several years in what feels like (and is) a long time ago. These days things are less octane fuelled and when not spending time with his family he can be found enjoying and developing his cottage style garden… more wannabe Alan Titchmarsh than wannabe Alain Prost!

t: 07741 903267
e: alan.timms@jbrcapital.com

Carl Christian

Carl Christian

NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

Background

Carl joins JBR with over 20 years’ experience within the finance industry, having previously worked for Barclays Bank, Close Brothers and most recently Hitachi Capital. Carl’s can-do attitude has helped him build strong relationships within the Motor & Broker arenas. He specialises in applying his expertise and market knowledge to add value to every introducer relationship.

On a personal note:

In his spare time, Carl plays golf at every opportunity and enjoys holidays in the sun, along with relaxing walks in the countryside with his wife and dog, stopping at the occasional country pub!

t: 07741 903266
e: carl.christian@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Credit Team

Paul Sykes

Paul Sykes

HEAD OF CREDIT

Background

Paul joined JBR Capital as Head of Credit in 2018 following 12 years in the aviation finance market. His roles at AirFinance, GE Capital, CHC Helicopter and RBS have seen him involved in the financing of over £1 billion of aircraft. Paul is excited about using all of his risk management skills in the motor finance trade after making the switch from jets and helicopters.

On a personal note:

While originally from the Midlands, Paul is actually an avid follower of Huddersfield Town AFC after being brainwashed by his father from a young age. When he is not watching them play he is a single figure handicap golfer, playing regularly at his childhood Course, Olton, in Solihull.

t: 020 3883 4094
e: paul.sykes@jbrcapital.com

Rita Kiss

Rita Kiss

CREDIT MANAGER

Background

Rita is a young, dynamic and highly professional individual with a range of experience in operations, marketing and hospitality from positions in London and Budapest. In addition to being a Credit Manager, Rita also manages the office.

On a personal note:

When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, Rita is studying towards her degree. She enjoys travelling and is an expert in the art of getting lost when taking long walks in foreign cities.

t: 020 3773 4658
e: rita.kiss@jbrcapital.com

Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

SENIOR MANAGER, RISK & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Background

Michael joined JBR Capital in its first year of operation and quickly worked his way up to Team Lead of our Credit department. Now, Michael oversees JBR’s Risk and Corporate Development functions where he is involved in various projects company-wide, utilising his extensive knowledge of the business and working closely with the management team.

On a personal note:

If Michael is not training for his next Marathon, he can be found in the home game crowds of his local team, Saracens, or plotting his next holiday.

t: 020 3773 4661
e: michael.blackwell@jbrcapital.com

Bradley Saidel

Bradley Saidel

CREDIT ANALYST

Background

Bradley recently graduated from The University of Birmingham with a degree in Accounting & Finance. After working in Asset Management, Bradley joined JBR as a Credit Analyst.

On a personal note:

Bradley has a keen interest in technology, haven written his Dissertation on Bitcoin. He drags himself to the gym, occasionally, to make up for the hours spent in front of his computer screen.

t: 020 3883 4672
e: Bradley.saidel@jbrcapital.com

Benjamin Gielewski

Benjamin Gielewski

CREDIT ANALYST

Background

Ben graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He worked as a tutor and a researcher at his university, before moving to London with a graduate position at EY as a Fraud Investigator.

On a personal note:

Ben enjoys playing tennis and piano in his free time. He is an avid traveller and tries to visit at least three new countries each year.

t: 020 3773 4662
e: benjamin.gielewski@jbrcapital.com

Anastasiia Snizhko

Anastasiia Snizhko

CREDIT ANALYST

Background

Anastasiia graduated from Queen Mary University of London with an MSc degree in Finance and Economics. While gaining experience in management, consulting and financial analysis, she received two more qualifications in Corporate Finance and Financial Law, from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev in her home country – Ukraine.

On a personal note:

Anastasiia is a firm believer that “communication is key to success” and hopes fluency in 5 languages helps her in that. Her favourite pastimes are pretending she can sing and experimenting with new food recipes. She hopes to one day travel the world and learn more about different cultures.

t: 020 3883 4682
e: anastasiia.snizhko@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Marketing Team

Martin Kennington

Martin Kennington

HEAD OF MARKETING

Background

Martin has more than 14 years’ experience in marketing, having worked in High Net Worth finance at Investec and in consumer and b2b roles. He holds a degree in English and a diploma in Digital Marketing.

On a personal note:

In addition to his love of cars (having recently swapped the roar of a V8 Quattroporte for the nippy Abarth 124 Spider), Martin combines two of his passions – travel and food – whenever possible. Whether reviewing restaurants around the UK or touring producers in Emilia-Romagna with his wife, he’s always on the lookout for exciting new culinary experiences!

t: 020 3883 4674
e: martin.kennington@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Sales Support Team

Claire Domnitz

Claire Domnitz

SALES EXECUTIVE

Background

Claire comes to JBR Capital with a wealth of knowledge, bringing a legal and lease management background to the team. She has a keen analytical mind and is always ready to face a new challenge.

On a personal note:

Claire is a motivated, results driven individual who’s always up for some healthy competition. A long distance runner who loves to get outdoors over the weekend to get in some miles, she regularly competes in fundraising events and marathons in aid of charities she feels connected too.

t: 020 3773 4667
e: claire.domnitz@jbrcapital.com

Ewelina Blazyca

Ewelina Blazyca

KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER & DEPUTY TEAM LEADER

Background

A well-presented, hardworking individual who enjoys acquiring new skills and taking on responsibility. Ewelina has a wealth of customer service experience and has completed NCFE Higher Apprenticeship In Business & Professional Administration as well as Advanced EDI Apprenticeship in Customer Service. She is not shy to share her knowledge with her colleagues and peers.

On a personal note:

When she’s not working you can almost certainly find her on a sunny beach with a book in her hand. She thoroughly enjoys travelling, going to the gym, cooking and baking. She’s put sky diving on top of her bucket list and hopes to make the jump soon.

t: 020 3883 4670
e: ewelina.blazyca@jbrcapital.com

Cyrus Fateh

Cyrus Fateh

TEAM LEADER, SALES SUPPORT

Background

Cyrus gained his BSc in Archaeology and MBA degree from Cardiff University, graduating with a 1st in 2014. Having recently done a stint in recruitment, Cyrus has now joined JBR as a Sales Support Executive with a future in finance in mind.

On a personal note:

Cyrus is a keen skier having lived in the Alps for a season. On weekends, he represents Clapham Hockey club and occasionally gets down to the South Coast for a sail… as long as the sun is shining.

t: 020 3393 3936
e: cyrus.fateh@jbrcapital.com

Gemma Barton

Gemma Barton

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Background

Gemma graduated from the University of Brighton with a BSc Hons in International Business, which saw her live and study in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for a year.

On a personal note:

In her spare time Gemma enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and visiting all the wonderful cities across Europe, hoping to make it overseas very soon.

t: 020 3883 4677
e: gemma.barton@jbrcapital.com

HANNAH NUH

HANNAH NUH

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Background

Hanna graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSc in Business Management. Since graduation she has had experience in financial services and a previous position in Sales Support within an Event Management company before joining JBR. She is a hard-working, ambitious and dedicated member of the team and is currently studying towards her IAB Book Keeping qualification to further her finance skills.

On a personal note:

Hanna enjoys socialising with her friends and family in her free time. She is also a keen book lover who enjoys reading and researching about history, politics and current affairs. Hanna is currently working on learning Arabic as a 3rd language which aligns with her dreams to move to sunny Dubai in the future.

t: 020 377 346 51
e:  hanna.nuh@jbrcapital.com

ANIKA RAHMAN

ANIKA RAHMAN

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Background

Anika graduated from the University of Reading with First Class Hons in Business and Management. She worked as a graduate buyer for a retail company, followed by a supervisory position within hospitality.

On a personal note:

Anika enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures to broaden her perspective. She also enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with family and friends and is currently working on improving her cooking skills by learning recipes from different cuisines. Anika is an outgoing individual who enjoys socialising and going to see her favourite artists in concert, – she is going to see Beyoncé for the 5th time this year! Have a guess who she thinks runs the world.

t: 020 339 339 36
e:  anika.rahman@jbrcapital.com

Jenghis Dewan

Jenghis Dewan

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Background

Jenghis graduated from The University of Nottingham with a BSc in Economics and followed it up with an MSc from Cass Business School. After having enjoyed his 6 month Internship at JBR, Jenghis looks to further and flourish his career at JBR in Sales Support.

On a personal note:

Jenghis is a fervent football fan and supports his childhood local team Chelsea FC. Aside from watching and playing football on the weekends, Jenghis is an epicurean, indulging in many different culinary cuisines. Being Nepalese-born, Jenghis loves outdoors activities such as hiking, climbing and travelling.

t: 020 3773 4652
e: jenghis.dewan@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Internal Sales Team

Nadim Haji

Nadim Haji

DIRECT SALES MANAGER

Background

After studying at university in Manchester, Nadim began his career in Asset Finance at Vantage Leasing Solutions, working his way up to Account Manager whilst gaining a valuable insight into the prestige vehicle finance market. Prior to his move to JBR, Nadim spent a number of years at DLL, working with a variety of asset types in sales support, account management and operational risk roles.

On a personal note:

In his spare time Nadim enjoys going to the gym and reading GQ Magazine. When he’s not indulging his passion for fashion and art, he can often be found with a cocktail in hand at the latest bar du jour.

t: 020 3773 4668
e: nadim.haji@jbrcapital.com

Tony Moore

Tony Moore

HEAD OF SALES SUPPORT

Background

Tony graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Chemistry. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services ranging from prestige car finance to residential mortgages, including roles at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and Mortgage Advice Bureau.

On a personal note:

In his free time he enjoys long distance running, which takes his mind off the misery of being a lifelong Fulham supporter!

t: 020 3773 4657
e: tony.moore@jbrcapital.com

Joseph Edery

Joseph Edery

RETENTIONS MANAGER

Background

After graduating from Salford University, having studied Business & Finance, Joseph returned to Gibraltar where he worked for a leading retail company for over 10 years as the Operations and Business Development Manager. Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to JBR Capital and he is now the Client Retentions Manager.

On a personal note:

Joseph loves to socialise and network; he believes it is a way of connecting and learning new things about not only himself but others, whilst also connecting people. He loves to help! Joseph enjoys the finer things in life: He has a passion for sourcing luxury items and recently dealt in diamonds! He also enjoys fishing for relaxation, football and travelling as he loves connecting and culture.

t: 020 3773 4652
e: joseph.edery@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Collections & Recoveries Team

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

COLLECTIONS & RECOVERIES MANAGER

Background

After graduating from Brunel University having studied International Business, Mohsen went on to run the biggest European branch of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car in Heathrow. Mohsen joins JBR as Collections and Recoveries Manager, which encompasses a lot of his passions, including his love of V12 engines!

On a personal note:

In his spare time, Mohsen enjoys the outdoors being surrounded by nature with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier and cannot wait for the arrival of his son, who he is going to mould into a football player, preferably for Manchester United!

t: 020 3883 4689
e: mohsen.naemi-pour@jbrcapital.com

Meet Our Finance & Admin Team

Dalia Steiner

Dalia Steiner

FINANCE AND TREASURY MANAGER

Background

Dalia gained her BA in Economics and MBA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem whilst practising audit at the Local KPMG firm branch. In the UK, Dalia has spent the past 12 years as a financial controller, working for Tucan Telecommunication and Quintessentially among others.

On a personal note:

Dalia enjoys a good book while relaxing as well as trying out new cooking recipes and embracing her two teenage children living at home (if that can be called personal time!)

t: 020 3773 4660
e: dalia.steiner@jbrcapital.com

Jacobo Bentata

Jacobo Bentata

HEAD OF PAYOUTS AND ANALYSIS

Background

Jacobo is an Economics graduate of the University of Málaga and HEC-University of Liege. Having previously worked for HEV Finance, he also has several years of experience in Retail and Business Banking at Santander Group. On a day to day basis Jacobo is responsible for providing ongoing data analysis together with sales and financial reporting across the organisation.

On a personal note:

Jacobo is a high-tech enthusiast and a Spanish La Liga aficionado; he also enjoys spending time with his young family. To keep fit, he loves long walks through the city and swimming along his beloved Mediterranean coast.

t: 020 3773 4654
e: jacobo.bentata@jbrcapital.com

Vasanti Rabadiya

Vasanti Rabadiya

ASSISTANT FINANCE & TREASURY MANAGER

Background

Born and bred in Kenya, Vasanti gained her certificate in Accounting in Kenya.  Moved in 1992 to London and qualified as an AAT Finalist. Vasanti is hard working individual who enjoys new roles and challenges. She held two roles as sole book-keeper, worked in a courier company for 12 years and moved on to retail industry after that.

On a personal note:

Vasanti  is happily married with two boys. In her free time she loves to spend time with the family at the gym! She also enjoys cooking , reading and long walks. In addition she supports her son’s football team (Liverpool) . When not in the office, she is always on holiday around the continent!

t: 020 3773 4660
e: vasanti.rabadiya@jbrcapital.com

Anamaria Drago-Liu

Anamaria Drago-Liu

BUSINESS ANALYST

Background

Anamaria recently graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She has experience in primary and secondary research, and always seeks to increase efficiency through methodical processes. Her analytical skills make her ideal for the financial department and prides herself with her design skills.

On a personal note:

Anamaria is passionate about animal rights and hopes to eventually open an animal sanctuary outside Houston with her fiancée. Most of her spare time is dedicated to her two cats, of whom she is extremely fond.

t: 020 3393 3936
e: anamaria.drago@jbrcapital.com

JACK O'LEARY-BLADE

JACK O'LEARY-BLADE

ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER

Background

Jack graduated in 2016 from the University of Reading with a Chemistry Master’s degree and has since gained experience in wealth management and financial analysis whilst working as a swimming coach.

On a personal note:

Jack is an avid music and football fan, and will often spend his weekends playing music with his family and friends to help relieve the pressures of being an Arsenal supporter. Jack also has a passion for travel, having backpacked around South East Asia last year with his girlfriend, and hopes to indulge this love in years to come.

t: 020 339 339 36
e: jack.o’leary-blade@jbrcapital.com

Our Customers come first

‘They carefully looked at my finance package and structured a compelling offer tailored to my requirements. Many thanks.’

Chris Niarchos

McLaren P1 owner

‘JBR Capital help us with deals that require extra insight. Where other finance houses give up JBR just gets started.’

Phil Johnston

Head of Finance, GC Motors

‘JBR Capital provides everything I need to get our deals over the line while keeping my demanding customers happy.’

Campbell Fraser

MD, Deca Motors International

Expert, independent and secure

We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £10m+, and to date we have loaned over £270M. We pride ourselves on personal service, which means that we don’t just punch numbers into a computer and wait for an answer – we talk to you, use our expert knowledge to assess you and your vehicle, and arrange a finance package to suit your needs.

As a result, we have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Auto Finance Awards, Motor Finance Awards and Car Finance Awards.

Backed by Cabot Square Capital, our management team has decades of combined experience in the worlds of automotive finance and financial services. We are full members of the Finance & Leasing Association and abide by its FLA Lending Code on trading fairly and responsibly. We are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

JBR is award winning

Customers

We arrange a simple, quick and flexible finance package to suit your circumstances and needs perfectly

Brokers

We offer expert advice and a holistic approach to credit scoring, invaluable for unusual or complex client cases

Dealers

We know speed is vital for getting deals done. Thanks to our experience and flexibility, we meet the tightest deadlines

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you drive the car of your dreams. With fast, flexible finance and a highly personal approach, we are the Ferrari of financiers

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