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BZ strengthens credit team with new analyst appointment

9 Jun 2020

Asset-based lending specialist, BZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Bryon as a Credit Analyst. BZ offers structured asset-based lending facilities up to £150m hold level.

ACA and CFA qualified, Mike is a highly experienced finance credit analyst with over 12 years’ commercial and corporate finance experience gained at Leumi ABL and at Lloyds Banking Group, latterly as Associate Director, Acquisition Finance Credit. Mike started his career at Baker Tilly LLP as a Senior Auditor, having graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Business & Financial Economics.

In his role at BZ, Mike will be responsible for analysing and structuring complex transactions across the mid-market spectrum, managing the end-to-end credit and due diligence process and analysing the growing customer portfolio.

Commenting on his appointment, Mike said: “I’m delighted to be joining BZ and to be working with such a highly respected team. This is an excellent opportunity to shape how the business operates and an exciting time to join a very forward-driven organisation. The economy is in uncharted territory and will create a lot of opportunity in the credit markets. BZ is going to be a busy and exciting place to work!”

Kevin Yates, Risk Director, comments: “BZ will greatly benefit from Mike’s expertise and understanding of credit. He joins the business at a key point in its development and will underpin our growth strategy with an expert focus on credit analysis and risk management. Large, complex deals require detailed thought and analysis. With his experience in structuring acquisition finance, cash flow and private equity transactions, BZ will be enhanced by Mike’s arrival and we all look forward to the contribution that he will be bring to the company’s development.”

“In addition to Mike’s appointment, our focus right now is on actively recruiting several additional team members to support our growth plans. We have immediate vacancies for another Credit Analyst with a restructuring background, an experienced Portfolio Manager and a Compliance Manager to oversee our Financial Crime Prevention framework.”