Invoice finance specialist makes senior appointment in South West

Invoice finance specialist Optimum Finance has appointed Ross Stephenson as a senior relationship manager to further drive business growth and provide support to an experienced and growing relationship management team.

Ross joins the South West team with almost 20 years’ experience in financial services, primarily in invoice finance including four years in corporate banking with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.

A former serviceman, Ross also completed a six-month NATO peacekeeping tour of Kosovo.

Ross has been promoted to the new role having recently managed a 60-strong client portfolio as a relationship manager for the South West.

“Optimum has had great success in the past year and added more firepower to an already impressive arsenal of talent,” he said.

“The mission here is to provide businesses with the tools and expertise necessary to grow, and I’m looking forward to getting even more involved.”

Ant Persse, chief executive of Optimum Finance, says Ross’ appointment reflects a company-wide focus to put clients’ needs first:

He added: “I am thrilled to welcome Ross to the Optimum family.  His focus on exemplary client service and passion to see his clients thrive shines through.  We want our team to be considered an extension to the businesses we serve.

“This requires a personal connection and strong business understanding, both of which Ross will provide. I know that our clients will value the support that Ross will bring to their organisations.”