Darren

Darren Selig

Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

 

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.

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

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!

Nayan V Kisnadwala

CEO

 

Nayan V Kisnadwala has joined JBR Capital from December 2020. Nayan brings with him over three decades of Financial Services background mostly in Consumer Lending and Payments. He has worked in world class companies like American Express, Barclaycard and Citibank, and also in smaller companies like Premium Credit and Amigo. His career focus has been on financial and business transformation.

Nayan is a Chartered Accountant, and also has a MBA from Stern Business School, NY and a CFA.

On a personal note...

His family includes his wife, Sonal, a daughter, Karnika and a Maltese, BaoBao. They live in Central London. His core values include integrity, strive for excellence and positivity. His role models include Mahatma Gandhi, and ex-CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault. Besides work, he is a prolific artist and sells his art for charity. He also supports several non-profit organisations like Vedic Heritage and Shishur Sevay.

Nayan

Business Development Team

Ian Froggett

Ian Froggett

Head of Introducer Sales

Tim Wookey

Tim Wookey

SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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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.

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Senior BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Background

Kate has over 16 years of retail experience within the motor industry. She has 8 years of experience in motor finance, from being a Franchise Business Manager, an Account Manager for MotoNovo & now High-end vehicle finance with JBR Capital, providing funding solutions for HNW & commercial clients.

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!

Michael Bergin

Michael Bergin

Head of Franchise / Key Accounts

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Background

 

Michael has over 30 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.

Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Business Development Manager

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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!

DAN SANDERS

DAN SANDERS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Cyrus Fateh

Cyrus Fateh

Introducer Account Manager

Aleksandra Lesniak

Aleksandra Lesniak

INTRODUCER ACCOUNT MANAGER

Marketing & Direct Sales

Furkan Kubilay

Furkan Kubilay

Head of Direct Sales

Soheil Maleki

Soheil Maleki

Direct Sales Manager

Luca Appleyard

Luca Appleyard

Marketing Manager

Jashel Nelson

Jashel Nelson

Digital Marketing Assistant

Client Services

Chris Seaward

Chris Seaward

Chief Operating Officer

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Background

Chris joined JBR in 2019 and has fifteen years of experience in the automotive sector. His previous roles focused on the development of automotive communities, while a stint at the BBC during the start of his career provided experience of broadcast journalism. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of Winchester.

SIMONA GERMANAVICIUTE

SIMONA GERMANAVICIUTE

Head of Client Services

Jana Karciauskiene

Jana Karciauskiene

Senior Team Specialist

OLLIE O'DONOGHUE

OLLIE O'DONOGHUE

Senior Payouts & Quality Control Executive

Jon Lim

Jon Lim

Senior Client Services Executive

Kieran McLaughlin

Kieran McLaughlin

Senior Payouts Executive

Khilan Shah

Khilan Shah

Senior Client Services Executive

Gabriel Schneider

Gabriel Schneider

Client Services Executive

Matthew Sackey

Matthew Sackey

Client Services Executive

Nathaniel Prempeh

Nathaniel Prempeh

Client Services Administrator

Justina Jaseviciute

Justina Jaseviciute

In-Life Client Services

Credit Management Team

Underwriting

Sean Deacon

Sean Deacon

Chief Credit Officer

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Background

Sean graduated with a BEng Honour from Coventry University and has over 20 years of experience in Finance across Investment, Private, Retail Banking and Specialised Finance. Sean has held multiple Head of Credit roles at Octopus Investments, Amicus, Harrods Bank, Credit Suisse, was a member and chaired various risk committees and worked with lenders on banking applications. During his 10 years with Credit Suisse, Sean spent a number of years working in Zurich, Guernsey and New York, specialising with HNW and UHNW Structured Lending Products & Real Estate.

On a personal note:

Having 3 children, Sean is a master of board games, Lego, baking and keeping the peace. He raised +£10,000 for NSPCC when he climbed Kilimanjaro in 2016 and is looking for the next big challenge.

Rita Kiss

Rita Kiss

Head of Underwriting

Joe Reilly

Joe Reilly

Senior Credit Manager

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Background

Joe graduated from University College Dublin with and MSc degree in Business. He previously worked as a Credit Underwriter for RCI Banque in Dublin, before joining JBR as a Credit Analyst.

On a personal note:

In his spare time Joe enjoys listening to live music, (tries to play the guitar), travelling, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family, whilst following his native Dublin Gaelic football team.

Gemma Barton

Gemma Barton

Senior Credit Analyst

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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. Gemma joined JBR as a Sales Support Executive, her continued dedication saw her to be promoted to Deputy Team Leader, and more recently to a Credit Analyst. She hope to progress further within her career in the financial services sector.

On a personal note:

Gemma always enjoys taking on new challenges and pursuing her passions. She recently completed a photography course. When Gemma isn’t in the office, you can probably find her in another city around the world as travelling and experiencing new cultures is something she’s always keen to do. On the occasions she is in the country, attending live events is at the top of list, often attending live music and comedy shows.

Eky Anyadike

Eky Anyadike

Senior Credit Analyst

Portfolio Management

Hean Tan

Hean Tan

Head of Portfolio Management

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Background

Hean joins JBR Capital as Senior Credit Manager having recently relocated from Sydney, Australia to London in pursuit of new opportunities. His role in Asset Finance within the Specialised Lending team at Macquarie Bank, Australia’s leading investment bank, spans over multi-million dollar transactions across a range of asset classes and industries. Hean brings extensive experience in credit and risk management to JBR.

On a personal note:

In his free time, Hean is a frequent traveller and disappears on hikes (at times literally but never intentionally), and hopes to one day complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK. He also enjoys cooking, tennis and motorsports.

Bradley Saidel

Bradley Saidel

Portfolio Manager

Lidya Tesfatsion

Lidya Tesfatsion

Junior Credit Administrator

Recoveries & Collection

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Head Of Collections & Recoveries

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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. He is currently focused on moulding his son to become a footballer, preferably for Manchester United!

Naz Nabee

Naz Nabee

Legal Recoveries Manager

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Background

After graduating from Brunel University, Naz started his career in debt recovery at a city based Solicitors firm, which also served as the Sheriffs Office. Since leaving there he has gone from strength to strength working in a number of companies within asset finance industry.

On a personal note:

In his spare time he follows his local team Arsenal football club, although sometimes wishes he didn’t. He also spends a lot of time with his youngest son of 2 years old. When he has some additional time, he volunteers at his local Alzheimer’s society to help raise awareness and assists in fundraising too.

Shash Malavia

Shash Malavia

Collections & Recoveries Executive

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Background

Shashank attended the University of Greenwich graduating with a BA Hons in Business Management with Accounting & Finance. Since having completed his education Shashank has been building on his experience in financial services when working at Zopa giving him skills to develop further within JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Shashank enjoys travelling and learning from different cultures. He is an avid sports fan supporting his childhood team Arsenal. Shashank also likes to keep active by going to the gym, playing football, cricket and badminton. All these keep him busy but he still makes time for his friends and family who he always puts first.

Tia Augustine

Tia Augustine

Collections & Recoveries Executive

Compliance Team

Neil Lloyd

Neil Lloyd

Chief Risk Officer & MLRO

Pooja Chawla

Pooja Chawla

Compliance Associate

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Background

Pooja studied at Birmingham City University where she achieved a first-class Hons degree in Business Psychology and Management and followed it up with a MSc in Management at University of Leicester where she achieved a Distinction. Pooja has previously worked on Deloitte run projects in areas such as PPI, mortgages and loans. Before joining JBR Pooja worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service for just under eight years, where she gained substantial experience in Insurance and Banking. She has recently certified in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention under the ICA regulatory body. Joining as a Compliance Associate, Pooja is keen to progress her career further within Financial Services. Pooja is ambitious, hard-working and a great team player.

On a personal note:

Pooja enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. She is also a keen painter, and has participated in exhibitions in her hometown, Gibraltar. Pooja has a love for travelling and has a keen interest in interior decorating, which has grown since the purchase of her own place.

Shareena Patel

Shareena Patel

Senior Analyst

Elenor Randall

Elenor Randall

Junior Analyst

Finance Team

Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Chief Financial Officer

DANI RESSEL

DANI RESSEL

Head of Finance

Daniela Meyers

Daniela Meyers

Finance Manager

Vasanti Rabadiya

Vasanti Rabadiya

Accounts Payable Manager

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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!

Edward Olahinde

Edward Olahinde

Settlements and Financial Assistant

projects & Development Team

BHAGWAT SHAH

BHAGWAT SHAH

HEAD OF PROJECTS & TECHNOLOGY

Priya Shaganti

Priya Shaganti

Salesforce Developer

Human Resources 

Lana Poleon

Lana Poleon

HR/office manager

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Background

Lana came from working in the NHS as an administrator/ receptionist. She then moved to the technology industry where she was been able to gain over 5 years of experience, working in their Admin/ Facilities department. Lana enjoys working in technology and has decided to take a new step in the Financial tech industry, expanding her career to be more focused solely on the people management of the company. Lana is astute and driven in hopes that her time with JBR can bring value.

On a personal note:

Lana loves long car rides out of London to explore the many hidden gems the UK have to offer, she makes an effort to create all things related to art, whether this is drawing, writing, cooking or her newfound hobby of Resin! Lana highly enjoys the simple pleasures in life as her life has taught her to appreciate the small instances you get to just sit back and reflect.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE JBR CAPITAL TEAM?

We are always interested in hearing from ambitious individuals with relevant experience.

What we do

We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £750k, and to date, we have loaned almost £1 billion. 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.

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.

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