Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has appointed Lynn-Marie Stephenson as regional sales director for the North, highlighting the company’s continued nationwide growth.
Based in Harrogate, Lynn-Marie will drive business development across a significant geographical region, building on contacts throughout Yorkshire and the North East.
Her appointment reflects Optimum Finance’s significant expansion in just two years of operation and means the company is now working with SMEs throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland, across a wide range of industries, to provide tailored working capital solutions and support business growth.
Having previously worked with CEO Richard Pepler and COO Claire Lewis, Lynn-Marie joins the team with a background in business development at RBS Invoice Finance and Barclays.
With a view to drawing on her expertise in building strong organisational foundations to drive lead generation, Lynn-Marie will work with prospects to understand their business operation and growth aspirations in order to provide effective cash flow financing solutions.
Commenting on her appointment, Lynn-Marie said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Optimum Finance team and to be leading this new phase of UK expansion.
“We enable SMEs to prioritise what they do best whilst achieving the levels of growth that these businesses – the backbone of the British economy – deserve to attain.
“And now the company covers an even greater geographical region, we are able to share our entrepreneurial expertise with more budding firms and ensure they have access to the finance facilities, knowledge and support they require to retain a healthy cash flow.”
Richard Pepler, CEO of Optimum Finance, said: “Lynn-Marie’s appointment is another positive milestone for the company and we’re thrilled to now be providing our working capital solutions to businesses throughout the United Kingdom.
“Lynn-Marie is highly experienced in commercial finance and business development. Given her impressive skillset, I am certain she is going to be a strong regional sales director and a huge asset to the team.
“The growth of Optimum Finance is set to continue and we’re looking forward to what this significant geographical expansion brings.”
Founded in 2017, Optimum Finance provides tailored funding solutions for SMEs to enable them to release cash tied up in client invoices.
Optimum Finance offers a range of flexible funding solutions which grow alongside clients’ businesses. Products include invoice discounting and factoring as well as a dedicated credit control team if clients prefer to outsource this element of their financial management.