- LiveMore Updates
- September 2021
- Author: Brooke Martin-Glover
4 extra ways we can help
In this article we are introducing our sales team, the experts behind the phones. We talk you through their experience within the industry, and how they made their way to LiveMore. The next time you give them a call, have a go at quizzing them on their mastermind subject, or scrutinise their football team choices!
Alison has been at LiveMore since 2019 before we launched, and has been instrumental in driving the Sales Team to be the slick, well run machine you see now.
With a wealth of experience in the mortgage and finance industry (some 30+ years), with numerous roles with the Bank of Ireland under her belt, it’s safe to say what Ali doesn’t know about mortgages, isn’t worth knowing!
Ali is a keen golfer and in her spare time can typically be found enjoying a glass of wine with friends at the 19th hole.
Ali has told us some of her favourite things, below together with her some of her top skills, Her knowledge on Henry VIII, just like her industry experience, is unbeatable.
Follow Ali on LinkedIn here.
Regional Sales Manager
Matt is the very first recruit to the LiveMore Sales Team and has been an integral part of getting us to where we are today.
Matt is one half of the famous webinar duo ‘Matt and Ali’ and when not being the face of the team at either an event or training session, Matt is managing some of our biggest accounts.
Matt’s career in the finance industry includes roles for some of the biggest players – Aviva, the Bank of Ireland and Legal & General as well as experience with financial planning firms Clifton Mortgages and Jelf.
Matt is a lifelong Bristol City supporter and season ticket holder.
Matt kindly let us know some of the things he favours in life, with training sessions being high on the list alongside Groundhog Day by the looks of his industry expertise.
Follow Matt on LinkedIn here.
Sales Account Manager
Margarita is the newest member of the Sales Team, joining in December 2020. Since then Margarita has made a huge impact within the business driving account volumes and heading up our biggest network accounts including John Charcol, Tenet, TMA and PRIMIS.
Margarita has enjoyed an illustrious career in the financial industry, working for some of the countries most known brands; Santander. John Charcol and Sainsburys to name but a few.
In her spare time, Margarita has a keen passion for theatre and can regularly be spotted at the West End taking in some of the biggest productions.
We asked Margarita about some of her favourite things to pair alongside a graph showing her elite industry and financial services experience below. Her industry knowledge is likened to her memory of George Michael lyrics.
Follow Margarita on LinkedIn here
Sales Account Manager
Rob joined the business in June 2020 and assisted the Sales Team in getting out of the blocks ready for our launch in the July. Since then, Rob has been a key driver in growing our firm registrations to over 2000 and managing our key accounts of Simply Biz, Paradigm and Brilliant Solutions.
Rob is no stranger to the financial industry having over 5 years in mortgages, and a further 8 in the world of insurance.
Rob is a regular visitor to his local gym and enjoys putting his body through its paces to keep trim – and with his favourite drink a sugary J20, it’s very much needed!
Nobody is faster than Rob answering the phone, so much so that he would even bring it onto a desert island with him.
Follow Rob on LinkedIn here.
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