VERTEX Financial Services, provider of outsourced solutions to the UK mortgage market, has appointed leading industry figurehead Barry Meeks as non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval.
Barry Meeks joins Vertex with over 30 years’ experience in retail banking, business process outsourcing, mortgage lending and risk management. This has included both Executive and Non-Executive Director positions.
Meeks was previously CEO at CAF Bank, a full service bank serving the UK charity sector. He is also Non-Executive Director at The Tenent Group, one of UK’s largest IFA networks and provider of support services to both the investment and non-investment markets. Up to the beginning of 2013 he had been working for the last four years with a team in the private equity space to develop and launch a new retail banking operation but has now moved on to follow a more plural career.
As a previous CEO at Homeloan Management Ltd, Pink Homeloans and Mutual One, Meeks has a unique perspective in balancing service provision and distribution to the financial sector, whilst at the same time understanding directly and having a strong insight into the challenges and needs of retail banking and mortgage lending.
Robert Coyle, Managing Director at Vertex Financial Services said: “Barry is a valuable addition to Vertex. He has a proven track record in financial services and is hugely respected in the industry. The insight he can provide into the third party servicing sector will help to drive our business forward as the market continues to evolve.”
Commenting on his role at Vertex, Barry said: “Vertex has a great existing client base and a proven ability to deliver software and full business process outsourcing to the market.
“It’s a very exciting time for the company as it continues to widen its service offering. I am looking forward to working with the senior team to continue growing the business and to ensure that we are well placed to support our existing and potential customers through the changing regulatory landscape.”