Kunal Mehta
Kunal MehtaManaging Director
Kunal has a passion for service and delivery that developed from his career as an airline pilot.
With a personal interest in property investment and development, Kunal founded SDKA in 2016.
He drives the team to assist clients to support their business growth.

“SDKA give everybody a fair chance, if we sense business acumen we support, we are not blinkered by a lack of experience.
It is incredibly rewarding to know that our team add value to what our clients are doing, assisting them grow their portfolios and their wealth.”

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Scot Tsang
Scot TsangHead of Operations and In-House Legal
Scot worked in collaboration with SDKA in his previous legal role and brought his legal expertise to us.

Scot manages operational and strategic initiatives, and with his legal background has been pivotal in ensuring the speedy completion of cases.

“I genuinely enjoy the human aspects of the property industry, whether it’s dealing with someone’s home, business or investment – nothing gets people talking and worked up as much as real estate! It’s great to be part of the emotional journey with clients and to help them fulfil their dreams and goals. With property, there is a very tangible end result. I love walking past and pointing out buildings that I’ve been involved with.”

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Steve Allen
Steve AllenBusiness Development Manager
Steve is a key contact for brokers and introducers.

With an extensive career in the financial services industry spanning over 25 years and having worked as a broker, Steve is able to have an understanding of what brokers want from a lender.

“I am enthusiastic about the relationship that I have with my broker contacts, maintaining and nurturing that through visiting them. I have built great friendships with some of my brokers.
I joined SDKA due to the way that they operate; they are renowned for top notch service and speed which other lenders struggle to match, that is very important to me, great service and an ability to deliver loans quickly.”

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Chris Edwards
Chris EdwardsHead of Underwriting
Chris leads the Underwriting team, ensuring that the team works alongside not only brokers and clients but also professionals such as surveyors and legal teams to enable a speedy completion.

Chris has a considerable career in lending which has given him a sound understanding of property and the credit process.

“The best thing about working in Bridging is the ability to structure a deal – coming from a Bank/Building Society one of the biggest frustrations is the ‘tick box or computer says no’ approach to lending that some of those institutions have become known for.”

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Harvey Wood
Harvey WoodUnderwriter
Harvey works within the Underwriting team, with responsibility for working on cases through to completion.

Harvey’s career began as an apprentice straight into the bridging industry and as he excelled through his roles he joined SDKA as an Underwriter.

Harvey has a hunger for improving and providing the best possible service to our clients.

“I am passionate about providing excellent service to customers and having a beneficial impact on the company. Our reputation is what brings business in, and I want to ensure that it’s positive.”

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Gemma Carson
Gemma CarsonUnderwriter
Gemma joined the underwriting team and is responsible for seeing a case to completion.

Gemma’s background is in lending and finance, with an interest in secured commercial, development and bridging finance. Her finance career spans across 18 years and gives an excellent grounding for fast efficient decision making required in bridging.

“I love helping others, supporting my colleagues with workloads and assisting clients to achieve their current and future goals.
I enjoy a busy pipeline of deals, learning and building my knowledge.”

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Alex Swan
Alex SwanUnderwriter
Alex is part of he Underwriting team. He is responsible for seeing a deal to completion.

After graduating from University, Alex joined the specialist lending sector as a graduate and has enjoyed the opportunity to apply his logical mind to decision making on a deal.

“I love the analysis and practical reasoning that is involved in specialist lending, moving away from tick box activities and applying logical thought to the decision making process.”

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Geoff Longden
Geoff LongdenPortfolio Manager
Geoff is responsible for managing our portfolio of facilities by working with clients throughout the term of their loan.

Geoff’s career in lending exceeds 15 years, with experience in lending, primarily commercially and in property. This background puts Geoff in good stead to understand our client’s needs.

“I enjoy managing the facilities post completion ensuring the client receives the best possible service and therefore the reputation of the business remaining intact, allowing for the potential of repeat business from our clients.”

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Sooryakanth Pillai
Sooryakanth PillaiFinance Assistant
Soorya is responsible for all of the financials here at SDKA, with a career in accounting, auditing and finance he has a lot to offer SDKA and can support senior management greatly.

“With bridging finance growing exponentially joining SDKA is a good platform to perform my abilities and skills.”

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Nisha Mehta
Nisha MehtaDirector and Head of Marketing
Nisha is part of the senior leadership team and having worked in marketing for around 20 years is responsible for the brand and vision of SDKA, working closely with all departments to develop our marketing strategy and communicating key messages both internally and externally.

“I love the diversity and opportunity to be creative in any situation.”

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Vicky EllisonCompliance Consultant
Vicky’s role is to ensure that we adhere to all policies and processes in our sector, keeping the business on the right side of financial regulations.

Vicky has worked with SDKA for over 5 years.

“I get satisfaction from seeing the business and the team develop and grow, and building a great reputation in the market for operating both compliantly and in the best interests of their customers.”

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