CrowdProperty has appointed Adrian Gurnell (pictured) as CTO and Sid Khan as programme manager as it eyes an ambitious new three-year growth strategy.
CrowdProperty has hit a landmark of 3,000 homes funded – worth a combined £680 million – in its first decade.
The Birmingham business, co-founded by CEO Mike Bristow in 2014, is a finance lender focused on supporting developers to pursue projects with a high likelihood of success – drawing on significant in-house property expertise and a strong network of sector partnerships to find, assess and fund projects.
Bristow credited its success with a clear focus on its specialist offering.
Gurnell is a senior technology leader who brings 20+ years’ experience across multiple sectors including financial services, energy, retail and government. He has led technology transformation at national and international level for Accenture, Barclays, Fiserv and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Since 2017, Gurnell has focused on FinTech – leading DivideBuy through a significant three-year growth period and more recently as CIO at Chetwood Financial, the disruptive digital bank backed by Elliot Advisors.
Khan has developed and delivered change programmes for businesses including Misys Asset Management Systems, Dealogic and EDM Group over the last 20 years.
“I’m delighted to welcome Adrian and Sid to CrowdProperty,” said Mike Bristow. “Adrian’s track record of building key capabilities to deliver exceptional performance will support and elevate our excellent team of engineers to further develop our proprietary technology and scalable operating model.
“His passion for technology and the opportunities it creates, alongside his credentials, will be a great addition to the Executive Team and Board of Directors as we continue to focus on the rapid growth of the business.
“The experience Sid brings in planning and executing change initiatives will be key to the delivery of both operational projects and the overall strategy in order to robustly scale the business.
“His ability to coach and motivate teams through embedding the necessary processes and controls will enable the business to maintain its high performing culture through this period of expansion.”