Aggregator bolsters team in new retail channel

by Adam Smith02 Oct 2015
An aggregator has announced the appointment of two new roles to drive its new retail channel.

Connective recently announced its iConnect Financial retail channel. The channel will offer brokers a consumer-facing brand, leads and a series of digital platforms. Now the aggregator has announced two new roles to help drive the business.

Connective appointed Leith Wickstein as head of iConnect Financial. Wickstein has spent more than 12 years in retail aggregation.

The aggregator also announced the appointment of Jane Hill as head of marketing for iConnect Financial. Hill joins the business from loans.com.au, and has more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing.

""We are really excited to have secured such high calibre professionals in Leith and Jane. We have been very encouraged by the positive broker feedback and support we have received for this new initiative, and Leith and Jane’s diverse skill sets will play an instrumental role in driving the success of the iConnect Financial brand moving forward," Connective general manager of digital and distribution strategy Steven Heavey said.

"We see digital disruption as the next wave of competition for our industry. iConnect Financial is a digitally oriented brand, with a strong focus on lead generation. Jane’s appointment substantially strengthens our expertise in this area, and we expect many cross-benefits to emerge between iConnect Financial and our wholesale offering."

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