Catalyst appoints two Key Account Managers and a Senior Credit Analyst

Jun 8, 2022Press Release

Catalyst appoints two Key Account Managers and a Senior Credit Analyst

Joining the New Business Team are Drena Gashi as Key Account Manager for London and Katy Fogarty as Key Account Manager for Midlands and the South, both report to Catalyst Sales Director, James Farge. Drena joins Catalyst having previously worked at First4Bridging, Crystal Specialist Finance and JP Morgan. Katy joins the team having worked for NatWest, Countrywide Mortgage Services and Nationwide. Both have a wealth of property finance and broker support experience.

Catalyst appoints two Key Account Managers and a Senior Credit Analyst

Alan Harrington joins the Credit Team as Senior Credit Analyst, Alan reports to Catalyst Credit Director, Matt Gillon. Alan has manyyears’ experience in specialist lending, having previously worked for OneSavings Bank, Family BS, and many other specialist lenders.

Drena Gashi, Key Account Manager at Catalyst, says: “I am super enthusiastic about joining Catalyst and bringing my New York style of doing business; having a client focused mindset in building and strengthening intermediary relationships with transparent and expeditious service.”

Katy Fogarty, Key Account Manager at Catalyst, says: “I’ve worked in the mortgage market, and alongside brokers, for the last 11 years; now I’m excited to join the Catalyst team and looking forward to helping brokers secure the right specialist finance for their clients. As well as Catalyst’s great range of products, I will offer brokers full transparency, strong sales skills, and unparalleled customer service.”

Alan Harrington, Senior Credit Analyst at Catalyst, says: “I’ve joined Catalyst as they launch into the buy to let market. My role, as Senior Credit Analyst, is to be their ‘go-to’ buy to let product expert, supporting the New Business and Credit teams with technical enquiries, as well as underwriting cases. The product is great, and brokers will love the criteria, I’m going to be exceptionally busy and that’s exactly how I like it!”

Chris Fairfax, CEO at Catalyst, says: “We’re delighted to announce the appointments of Alan, Katy, and Drena, three experienced and talented individuals. 2022 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Catalyst as we establish ourselves in the development finance and buy to let markets, and continue to grow our bridging book.

What matters to me, personally, is ensuring we continue to deliver the broker community with innovative products coupled with exemplary service. Katy and Drena add a new layer to our offering, providing dedicated key account management and product training. While Alan’s years of buy to let experience, gives us the ability to respond to enquiries extremely quickly and structure deals where other lenders may decline.”

About Catalyst Property Finance:

  • Founded in 2017
  • Catalyst provides bridging, buy to let, refurbishment, anddevelopment finance
  • All forms of real estate considered in England and Wales
  • Led by highly experienced management team
  • Multiple funding sources permitting full status and non-status lending
  • Catalyst Property Finance exists to enable change
  • The use of time-saving technology is central to our approach, providing customers with the perfect balance of cutting-edge technology and expert customer service.

For further information please contact:
Anna Bennett, Group Marketing Director for Catalyst:
0777 207 4150 |

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