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Knowledge Bank appoints Shane Chawatama as sales director

By Gloria Methri

November 07, 2022

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Shane Chawatama, Knowledge Bank
Shane Chawatama, Sales Director, Knowledge Bank

Knowledge Bank has appointed Shane Chawatama as sales director, to spearhead the FinTech company’s growth plans. Chawatama joins the digital criteria platform from brokerage Dynamo, formerly known as the Buy to Let Business. He has spent 11 years in mortgage sales, most recently as a sales manager.

Chawatama’s appointment follows a string of recent recruits including chief executive office assistant Emma-Louise Ogilvie, business support Emma Stilwell, telephone business development manager Shayne Marugah, and machine learning engineer Akanksha Agarwal.

The company also hired Laura Smith as sales and marketing manager, and Hannah Betton as business support earlier this year.

Nicola Firth, founder, and chief executive of Knowledge Bank said, “Shane brings a great wealth of experience and energy to the role, and we are delighted to have him on board at this crucial time. His appointment plays a key role in our ambitious expansion plan.  2022 has been a huge year for Knowledge Bank but 2023 is set to be bigger and better, as we continue to grow the team and revolutionise our platform further.”

Knowledge Bank claims to have experienced sharp growth since launching in 2017. Its latest surge of hires forms part of the company’s expansion following the acquisition of a significant shareholding by serial entrepreneur Ying Tan last December. As part of its roadmap, it is launching new product lines with modern technology using data and AI to help both lenders and brokers.

“We live and breathe innovation and, with added drivers in the seat, we will be able to deliver more ways to help brokers and lenders. With the unique market we find ourselves in today, now more than ever, we can utilise what we have built and captured to push boundaries even further within the mortgage fintech space. It is a very exciting time for Knowledge Bank,” said Firth.

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