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Meet Our Management Team

The board of directors and senior management team comprise:

Lisa Wood MBA

Managing Director & Shareholder
  • 20 years plus financial services experience, majority in the asset based lending sector.
  • Wealth of underwriting, client relationship management and operational risk management expertise.
  • Previous roles include Deputy MD, Chief Credit Officer at Shawbrook Business Credit, Chief Credit Officer at
  • Centric Commercial Finance. Head of Underwriting & Audit at GE Commercial Finance.
  • Lisa also held roles at NMB Heller Financial, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds International Factors.

Stuart Bates

Commercial Director & Shareholder
  • 20 Years plus financial services experience, majority in asset based lending sector.
  • Recognised deal-maker with a proven track record in deal origination, driving business growth in numerous senior roles.
  • Previous roles include Commercial Director Shawbrook Business Credit, Executive Sales Director Centric Commercial Finance, Regional Director GE Commercial Finance. Stuart also held roles at Davenham, Barclays & Lloyds Banking Group.

Nicola Woodhams

Relationship Director & Shareholder
  • 20 years’ experience in asset based lending sector.
  • Extensive client relationship experience and outstanding customer service skills.
  • Previous roles include Senior Client Manager at Shawbrook Business Credit, Senior Client Manager and Auditor at GE Commercial Finance and Auditor at GMAC Plc.

Danny Summers

Finance Director
  • Director of Praetura Capital LLP.
  • Finance Director Praetura Asset Finance.
  • ACA Qualified ex Grant Thornton.
Joe Taviner

Joe Taviner

Business Development Manager
  • Strong Asset Based Lending industry experience.
  • Previous role: Origination / Business Development at Shawbrook Bank.
  • CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting and Finance.
  • BA in Business Management, 1st Class.

Peadar O’Reilly

Non executive Director & Shareholder
  • Founding Partner Praetura Capital.
  • NED & Co-Founder Praetura Asset Finance, established in 2014 - £80m gross lending to date.
  • Leads Asset Backed investments for Praetura Capital.
  • 20 years financial services including ABN Amro & establishing UK ABL business for Bank of Ireland.
David Parker

David Parker

Senior Relationship Manager
  • 17 years' experience gained at Shawbrook Bank, GE and Five Arrows.
  • Strong asset based lending expertise
  • Spanning both audit and client management roles.

Gary Davison

Non-Exec Chairman & Shareholder
  • Managing partner Tosca Debt Capital LLP, established north-west based debt fund.
  • Ex Partner debt advisory at EY.
  • 20+ years ABL experience including establishing bank of Ireland ABL division