Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the appointment of Michael Brown (pictured) as new senior relationship manager.

Brown, who joins Paradigm from the Skipton Building Society for Intermediaries, where he held the role of business development manager, will be responsible for London and the South-East of England, helping to “build relationships with existing firms in the region and help Paradigm members grow and develop their businesses”, the company said.

Brown will also help recruit new firms to Paradigm’s directly authorised (DA) proposition. Read more: Paradigm promotes relationship manager.

Brown has more than 13 years’ experience in financial services, having held previous financial services sales roles with the Post Office and as a field compliance operations manager with MAB.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Goppy, director of membership at Paradigm Mortgage Services, said he was “delighted” to have Brown join the company.

He said: “I was keen to bring in someone who is very well-respected by the advisory community already, and Michael’s experience is exactly what is needed to support our member firms in London and the South-East.

“He will also support our recruitment strategy in bringing new members to Paradigm. Our focus for 2022 is on ensuring all firms we work with are utilising the full range of services and support we offer, which in turn helps them to develop their businesses and add further value to their clients.

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“As Michael has proven in his previous roles, his knowledge and experience will be a huge benefit to all of the businesses that he deals with.”

In response, Brown said he was “very pleased” to be taking up his new role with the company, adding that Paradigm was “a key part of the intermediary distribution landscape” and that he was looking forward to helping both new and existing members “develop and grow in what is an exciting mortgage and protection market”.