Redwood Bank, the buy to let lender, has appointed a new director of operations, Sebastian Mrotzek. Sebastian has a wealth of nearly 20 years experience in the financial services sector, having held roles in commercial banks, start-ups and regulators.
He has worked for Accenture, HSBC Global Asset Management, Barclays Retail and Business Bank and Lloyds Bank Global Transaction Banking. He was also a member of the Bank of England’s technology and projects board and most recently, deputy COO and head of banking operations at Heyman AI Limited.
In his new role with Redwood Bank, Sebastian will be responsible for ensuring compliance and customer care with a role spanning project management, banking and credit operations and information technology.
Sebastian Mrotzek, director of operations at Redwood Bank, said: “I am thrilled to be joining such an experienced team at both management and operational levels,” said Sebastian.
“Redwood Bank has a genuine passion for achieving great customer outcomes and I’m excited to become part of its journey as it continues to develop and grow.
“Working in a challenger bank provides me with the opportunity to influence the direction of the company, without the constraints of legacy systems and set ups.
“In addition, it also provides a platform in which one can engage in the end-to-end operations.”
Gary Wilkinson, CEO and co-founder of Redwood Bank, commented: “This is a key role as it supports the smooth running and full operations of Redwood.
“We are impressed by Sebastian’s vast and varied experience and general management approach.
“There’s no doubt he’s set to become a very welcome addition to the Redwood team, and we welcome him with open arms.”
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In December, Redwood Bank were awarded the Best Business Notice Account Provider prize by the Savings Champion Awards 2021. These are the only awards that solely focus on savings, with categories ranging from easy access, fixed-rate bonds and cash ISAs.