Loan Market launches national sales role

by BN24 Nov 2011

Loan Market has introduced a national director of sales role, saying it comes on the heels of above-market growth in Victoria.

The company's executive chairman, Sam White, has announced the appointment of Mark De Martino, Loan Market's current Victoria and Tasmania state manager, to the newly-created role. White said De Martino previously oversaw growth in Victoria which saw the broker pip its franchise rivals.

"Mark comes to this role after overseeing the growth of our business in Victoria over the past three years,” Mr White said.

“Loan Market Victoria is now the clear leader of the branded broking groups, writing more than Mortgage Choice and Aussie Home Loans in that state. A key factor to that success has been that our Victoria have had a very high average broker production volume – almost double that of other states. While it is true the Victorian market has been strong, the Loan Market growth there has strongly outperformed the market," White said.

White said the role was created to reflect the company's growth. He said De Martino would also head a program to support brokers looking to grow their own business teams.

De Martino served as Victoria and Tasmania state manager for three years. He will commence his new role in January, White said, with Paul Henry taking over as state manager for Victoria and Tasmania.