Wisbey shifts to aid Ballast expansion

by Adam Smith02 Mar 2012


Mortgage Ezy head of sales and marketing Chris Wisbey has been snatched up by boutique aggregator Ballast.

Wisbey, appointed to his Mortgage Ezy role in 2009, will take on a new sales position with Ballast. Mortgage Ezy said the company had a "longstanding, excellent working relationship" with Ballast, and claimed that Wisbey's appointment to the aggregator will "further strengthen these ties".

Mortgage Ezy chief executive Garry Driscoll praised Wisbey's contribution to the company, but vowed that Wisbey's departure would not negatively impact brokers.

"He will be missed; however, we have built our business so that our brokers have multiple contacts within the company so that at any time experienced account managers are always available as well as executives from myself down who are always available to assist and get involved," Driscoll said.

Driscoll indicated that Wisbey's replacement will be announced soon.

Ballast general manager Frank Paratore said Wisbey would help the boutique aggregator expand its presence on the East Coast.

"I’ve known Chris personally and professionally for some time and he is someone that has built an excellent reputation within the industry. He has a track record and commitment to the Broker community that we believe will help bring to reality our vision of real collaborative commerce; something that ultimately we both very much see eye to eye on," he said.

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