January 2018, London
GLAS is delighted to announce it has appointed Joanne Brooks as Head of its London business. Jo joins from Citibank where she was a Director in their Agency and Trust Group and has over 23 years’ experience in both the Loan and Debt Capital Markets. Jo has global experience in transaction and business management, product management and development, project management, risk and operations. Jo will be instrumental in the continued success and expansion of GLAS’s UK business.
Mia Drennan, Chief Executive, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Jo join us. She is highly regarded in the market and we feel that her knowledge and experience is a great addition to the GLAS team. Jo has already made an immediate impact on our business.”
Jo adds, “GLAS is distinguished as the leading service provider in the market and its’ global offering make GLAS well positioned to continue its high success and expansion rate. I am looking forward to further developing the significant platform at GLAS from the UK office.”
In addition to Jo, GLAS has hired Deion Fox as Client Relationship Manager. Deion joins GLAS from Lloyds Banking Group where he was a Relationship Manager in a European Market Lending Team looking after a diverse portfolio of sophisticated Private Asset Managers including Private Equity Funds, Debt Funds, and Infrastructure and Energy Funds. Deion has over 16 years’ experience in the Financial Services market incorporating front, middle and back office experience, giving end to end transactional knowledge and a key understanding of deliverables.
Deion says, “Whilst working in both the Lloyds Bank Agency and Financial Sponsors teams I could see what real value an independent agency function could add and the opportunities that exist for it within the market. I am therefore delighted to be joining such a dynamic firm as GLAS who, with their agility and responsiveness in an ever-increasing demanding environment, have led the way in providing best in class service to its clients. A front office approach to a back-office service is very much evident at GLAS and I look forward to helping the firm continue its growth.”
Mia says, “GLAS is recognised as the leading independent Agency provider with a significant market share in Direct Lending. Deion is well known among this community and we are delighted to have him join us to support the team.”
GLAS has also made other recent hires to strengthen its sales and compliance teams.
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