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Industry recognised leadership

At the heart of every successful lender are great people. Chordis Capital targets those who are ambitious, confident and passionate about specialist finance.

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Rob Lankey

Industry recognised leader and specialist lending expert with a strong reputation in leadership, distribution, operations, credit risk and building sustainable lending businesses to scale.

“I've had the privilege and opportunity to launch and grow a number of lenders during my career but I'm particularly proud about how Chordis Capital has been designed to achieve harmony between all of the parties in the customer journey.”

- Rob Lankey | Managing Director and Co Founder

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2018 - 2019

Director of Commercial Investment at Shawbrook Bank. Rob led a market leading team to Shawbrook’s Property Division who contributed to a major improvement in products and the service proposition.

2017 - 2018

Managing Director of Amicus Commercial Mortgages. A brand new start up, commercial and BTL lender with market leading innovation.

2016 - 2017

Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). In this role, Rob led the governance renaissance of the association which establish an organisational platform they could build on for the future.

2009 - 2016

One of the four start-up team members of Aldermore Bank plc; MD of Commercial Lending and Property Development Finance. Built a £1.4bn balance sheet of commercial, BTL and short term loans.

2007 - 2008

Headhunted by Anacap FP to be Lending & Ops Exec Director for brand new start up in the commercial lending space. This business merged with Ruffler Bank to form Aldermore.

1998 - 2007

Executive Manager of Commercial Lending with a top 15 Building Society delivering significant business growth and building a £700m balance sheet.

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Russell Martin


ARMCO Chairman and Director of Chordis, Russell Martin, is well established in the finance industry and drives innovation from the top, identifying opportunities and gaps in the market. Russell envisioned a future where he would have a lender within the ARMCO Group and this desire has now come to fruition in the shape of ‘Chordis’.

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David Totney

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

David Totney is a finance professional and entrepreneur with considerable experience of building and operating lending businesses, at corporate and SME scale. He is extremely well connected and highly respected by his peers.

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Abigail Didlock

Quality Control Officer

Abigail is currently studying for a Bachelors Degree in Computing and IT, and within Chordis Capital handles end to end customer service processing. As well as being responsible for quality control and business assurance testing, Abigail works closely with Finance 4 Business to give customers an excellent experience of working with Chordis Capital.

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John Pointer

Senior Underwriter

John is our senior underwriter responsible for making lending decisions on new business. John is an experienced lending manager having been in banking and specialist finance for over 20 years. He has worked with a number of the High Street banks and one of the leading specialist banks for six years before joining Chordis Capital.

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Jon Preston

Chief Operating Officer

Jon joined ARMCO from a specialist property lender, following 33 years within the legal sector and brings with him more than 25 years’ strategic business planning, sales and marketing experience at board level. Jon’s role is to shape the future of ARMCO and Chordis, add new products to the existing offering and expand into new markets. Jon has experience of mergers, acquisitions and MBOs.

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Dave Morrey

Compliance Manager

Dave is a finance professional with considerable experience of managing risk and compliance against the backdrop of significant change, whether internally or externally driven. After an extensive career with Lloyds spanning over 20 years, Dave joined Finance 4 Business as their Compliance Manager. Day to day, Dave works closely with the Chordis team to ensure all compliance obligations are well executed.

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Jonathan Emanuel

Mortgage Administration Officer

Jonathan handles loan application processing and case data management within Chordis Capital. Working closely with the Quality Control Officer, Jonathan’s role involves ensuring that customers are provided fast and efficient service through swift and optimised internal processes.

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