Blackfinch Fills Senior Distribution Role
In line with its growth plans for 2020, Blackfinch Group has hired Simon Woolnough as Head of Distribution.
Simon will also be heading up the Business Development team at Blackfinch. He will work with them to maximise inflows and build on existing processes to further optimise performance and distribution channels.
Having worked for over 30 years within financial services, Simon brings a wealth of experience. He has held several senior roles including Head of Sales Training at AXA Sun Life, as well as Regional and National Sales Manager roles at AXA Wealth.
Most recently, Simon was Sales Director at Flagstone and prior to that he was Head of Sales, Proposition and Marketing at Utmost Wealth Solutions.
Jerry Price, Chief Distribution Officer at Blackfinch, said: “Simon’s extensive knowledge of the industry and his experience leading sales teams will make him an asset to our Business Development team.
As Head of Distribution, he is set to bring even greater value in helping us achieve our targeted growth.”
Simon added: “I am thrilled to be joining Blackfinch at this exciting stage in its development.
I’m looking forward to helping shape the company’s strategy and developing new initiatives to support the Group’s continued expansion.”
Richard Cook, Founder and CEO at Blackfinch, said: “I am delighted that Simon is joining our senior team. He brings a complementary skillset to the distribution team which will help us to achieve our ambitious growth targets for the coming months and years.”