Having only been in the job a few months before overseeing an ambitious £154m institutional funding round, Cristina Alba Ochoa explained her approach to the process and what it’s like working for OakNorth Bank, a challenger financier.
When we first worked together my long-time Brasserie Bar Co business partner, Ian Glyn, told me “all we need to do is win”. Easy to say; difficult to do. And never truer than today.
OakNorth has appointed a new CFO as it approaches the £500m lending milestone, while it plans to unlock access to finance for many more entrepreneurs this year.
With plans to open 50 new locations in the next four years, creating an extra 1,000 jobs, LEON has unrelieved a new working pattern for parents and joined the Hire Me My Way campaign.
Described as a "new lending bank for high-growth small and medium-sized companies", OakNorth has recruited a number of high-ranking senior business leaders to its board.