Our people

We are an experienced, dedicated group of property finance professionals who understand both commercial and residential property finance. With directors and management together in our London office we enjoy a short chain of command and respond swiftly to urgent requirements. Working closely with brokers and borrowers as a team, we combine strong personal values with wide-ranging visions to create ongoing relationships.

Meet the Alternative Bridging team

  • Brian Rubins
    Brian Rubins
    Managing Director

    Brian is responsible for policy, strategic alliances and oversees our credit and marketing functions.

  • Jonathan Rubins
    Jonathan Rubins
    CEO

    Jonathan is focussed on our short-term lending businesses helping to build ABC from a bolt-on to our core activity.

  • Stephen Meller
    Stephen Meller
    CFO

    Stephen is primarily responsible for our corporate finance and treasury functions, together with legal structuring.

  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    New Business Director

    Paul is focused on broker relationships and generating new business for ABC, analysing and proposing transactions and seeing them through our credit process.

  • Allan Kay
    Allan Kay
    Chief Operating Officer

    Allan joined us from Cheval Bridging Finance Limited and his role as Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Bridging Corporation (Cheval) Limited is wide and varied.  Allan has over 20 years’ experience in property finance and leads our regulated lending team with special responsibility for new business. allan.kay@alternativebridging.co.uk

  • Wayne Marlton
    Wayne Marlton
    Business Development Manager, Bristol & West Country

    Wayne is Business Development Manager for Bristol and West Country.

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones
    Business Development Director, London

    Mike develops strong relationships through one-to-one liaisons, helping intermediaries to satisfy borrowers’ requirements swiftly and simply.

  • Simon Michael
    Simon Michael
    Business Development Manager, Essex

    Simon is responsible for arranging bridging finance for brokers in London and within the M25 area.

  • Paul Tromans
    Paul Tromans
    Business Development Manager, Midlands

    Paul joined Alternative Bridging in 2016 as Business Development Manager covering the whole of the midland of England.

  • Steve Woods
    Steve Woods
    Business Development Manager, North & Scotland

    Based in Liverpool, Steve provides regional business development support for the north of England.

  • Phodis Maratheftis
    Phodis Maratheftis
    Business Development Manager, Kent

    Phodis is our Business Development Manager for the Kent area and is instrumental in building key broker relationships in this area.

  • James Campbell
    James Campbell
    Head of Asset Management

    James is responsible for the on-going monitoring of ABC’s loan book and co-ordination of any recovery activity.

  • Toyin Ibrahim-Igbo
    Toyin Ibrahim-Igbo
    Asset Manager

    Toyin is responsible for the management of regulated and commercial loans and development finance and acts as the main point of contact between borrowers and our internal accounts department.

  • Dena Thompson
    Dena Thompson
    Head of Underwriting

    Dena is our Head of Underwriting and oversees all the deals which are going through the system. She spend much of her time building relationships with our partners and ensuring both borrower and lender are protected.

  • Nicky Pack
    Nicky Pack
    Senior Underwriter

    Nicky is a senior underwriter and looks after our traditional bridging loans.

  • Jade Arnold
    Jade Arnold
    Underwriter

    Jade Arnold is part of the underwriting team with a core focus on regulated business for Alternative Bridging Corporation (Cheval) Limited.

  • Hannah Scheuber
    Hannah Scheuber
    Underwriter

    As an underwriter, Hannah is responsible for ensuring all relevant documents are in place to ensure loans are progressed swiftly and efficiently.

  • Connie Bell
    Connie Bell
    Receptionist

    Connie is the first point of contact with our clients, borrowers and brokers.

  • Christina Gamble
    Christina Gamble
    Investor Liaison Executive

    Christina works closely with the directors in developing and managing our internal funding and treasury functions

  • Tazeen Jobbar
    Tazeen Jobbar
    Marketing Manager

    Tazeen looks after all of our marketing and communications – ensuring our brokers are kept up to date with the latest news, products and events at Alternative Bridging.

  • Auxie Gallero
    Auxie Gallero
    Administration Assistant

    Auxie assists the asset management department compiling monthly reports and helps out with preparing completion packs for all of our deals.

  • Claire Gabanaitis
    Claire Gabanaitis
    Office & HR Manager

    Claire ensures the smooth running of our office making sure everything works and functions as it should be. In addition she acts as our HR looking to develop and introduce policies in line with change in UK employment legislation.

  • Sarah Jane Ward
    Sarah Jane Ward
    Personal Assistant

    Sarah is PA to our New Business Director, Paul Goodman.

  • Laurel Davey
    Laurel Davey
    Personal Assistant

    Laurel is PA to our regional Business Development Managers

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