25 Jan 2024

LDS appoints Mark Kilgallon as CFO

To support ongoing growth and ambitions, LDS Sales Guarantees has hired Mark Kilgallon as Chief Financial Officer.

Mark is a seasoned finance professional with many years’ experience in leadership roles across a variety of successful financial services companies.

He joins from  Fluent Money, one of the largest intermediaries in the country, where he held the Group Finance Director role. During his time at Fluent, Mark played a vital role in the sale of Fluent to Mortgage Advice Bureau.

Mark has a track record of overseeing rapid growth strategies and successful shareholders exits; PE to PE, PE to IPO, and PE to Trade. Prior to Fluent, Mark was at On The Beach who achieved IPO after two successful private equity investments.

He comments: “I’m a believer in the product and the people at LDS; the opportunity is clear, and the market is rapidly adopting it.

“The potential is enormous, and the product is superb. LDS is perfectly positioned to unlock additional housing supply by supporting housebuilders with funding and senior lenders with risk removal.

“The team ended 2023 with record numbers and 2024 has started in the same vein. I’m looking forward to being part of the journey and success.”

LDS CEO Mark Hawthorn commented: “The CFO role in a finance centric business like ours is of critical importance—reflected in the fact we have had this search live for over two years. Mark has the experience, skillset and growth mindset required to help drive LDS to where we know it can go.

“Our lender partnerships continue to grow and produce deals with ever more adoption of LDS by housebuilders and developers—they just get it. Add to this a solid cohort of brokers providing opportunities on an almost hourly basis and you have the making of a very busy team. Mark is already contributing, and I especially look forward to working together.”

 

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