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Meet The Team.

Our Senior Management Team

Karl Yeoman

Principal Owner

Karl’s a CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified specialist mortgage broker with over 10 years of experience helping hundreds of people. He’s committed to getting the best possible result for his clients, and always goes the extra mile to help. Karl has used his expertise in customer experience to coach the Create Finance mortgage advisers to be the best they can be. Karl takes pride in ensuring that every customer that comes to Create Finance has the same great experience so that they want to come back to us time and time again.

Karl specialises in all forms of complex mortgages like Help-to-Buy, Right-to-Buy, concessionary purchases, debt consolidation, late payments, CCJs, defaults, bankruptcy, IVAs and Debt Management Plans (DMPs).

He’s also helped many self-employed clients like contractors, those in a brand new job, or with only one year’s worth of trading history, first-time buyers and Shared Ownership clients.

Karl also specialises in protection and sees this as a vital part of his job. Once he helps you get your dream home, he wants to make sure that you keep it under any circumstance.

Gindy Mathoon

Principal Owner

Gindy has extensive mortgage experience stretching back 13 years. He prides himself on being the 'Mortgage Criteria King' - knowing everything about the mortgage lenders on the market and pretty much everything there is to know when it comes to lenders’ criteria. He lives and breathes mortgages, often seen in front of his laptop long into the night and on most weekends! He has used this experience to help the mortgage advisers at Create Finance have a full understanding of the specialist market so when they speak to their customers, they know which lender will help.

Gindy has great relationships with lenders. This, coupled with his extensive knowledge enables him to secure complex deals to get his clients the right mortgage.

Aaron Forster

Principal Owner

Aaron is a CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified Specialist Mortgage & Protection Broker with over 20 years experience in the finance industry. His extensive knowledge of the mortgage market has helped the mortgage advisers at Create Finance have a greater understanding of how they can help their customers.

Aaron's expert knowledge of mortgages for bad credit and the self-employed helped him find hundreds of deals for clients over the years.

Whether you’re a new business with one year’s accounts, needing to use your latest year’s accounts, or you’re a limited company director with complex income, Aaron has a proven track record of finding the best solutions for people like you.

He’s experienced in securing mortgages for people with a number of credit issues, including CCJs and bankruptcy. Aaron’s clients are always surprised when he finds a mortgage where other brokers haven’t.

Andy Gibson

Sales and Development Manager

As the Head of Sales & Development at Create Finance Andy has a wealth of experience directing and leading national sales teams.

Andy has remarkable experience at growing new sales channels, developing high performing teams and growing new and existing businesses through transformations.

Andy also excels at organizing and steering multiple projects on change, systems, processes with a keen focus on regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction.

Our Broker Team

Adrienne McEllistrim

Head of Customer Retention

As the Head of Customer Retention at Create Finance Adrienne has a wealth of experience helping clients with varied types of mortgage needs.

Adrienne has helped numerous clients who have different types of complex income types such as limited company directors/sole traders and contractors. Adrienne has a full understanding of how self-employed clients are paid and works out the most appropriate way to find them the best solution for their mortgage.

Adrienne also understands how bad credit can impact the types of mortgage clients can apply for. So, whether you have a default, CCJ or a recent bankruptcy Adrienne will be able to help you find the most appropriate deal.

Donna Ambler

Head of Protection

As Head of Protection at Create Finance Donna has a wealth of experience in protection advice and has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years.

Donna is CeMaP(Certificate in mortgage advice and practice) qualified and specializes in life/critical illness/family and income protection.

Donna has helped hundreds of customers protect themselves and their families against the unexpected and prides herself on her expert inside knowledge of where to find customers the best deals.

She understands that not everyone is in perfect health with a healthy BMI but managing to protect the customers that are more difficult gives a greater sense of satisfaction.

So, no matter what, she will always strive to give THE very best to her customers, making sure that should the worst happen, she has ensured that no family will suffer financially as well as emotionally.

Alex Vaughan-Tift

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Alex has over 7 years experience of working within the mortgage industry and he has a wealth of experience in helping clients find the right lenders.

Alex has a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to the adverse credit mortgage market which means no matter what your circumstances he is always confident that there will be a lender who can help. So whether you have a low credit score, have missed payments, defaults, CCJs, a debt management plan, an IVA or have been made bankrupt Alex is confident he can find his customers the most appropriate deal.

So whether you’re a first-time buyer, looking to move home or you are wanting to find a lender to remortgage his experience of knowing what lenders to approach means his customers have a great experience from start to finish.

Leanne Bolingbroke

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Leanne’s an experienced whole-of-market mortgage broker who’s worked in the financial industry for seven years. She’s a passionate CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified adviser, dedicated to helping her clients.

Her expert knowledge of the ever-changing mortgage market has helped to secure deals for her clients over the years. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, looking to move home, remortgaging or a Buy to Let landlord, her experience will enable her to advise you throughout each step of the mortgage ladder.

Leanne’s a specialist in adverse credit and complex income scenarios. She has experience in placing mortgages for people with a low score, defaults, CCJs or debt management plans. Along with placing clients with complex income types such as limited company directors, contractors and newly formed businesses with one year’s accounts.

Alongside mortgages, Leanne can advise on your protection needs such as life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection.

Darren Law

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Darren is a highly experienced CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified mortgage broker who loves helping people who’ve been turned down elsewhere. He also specialises in improving finances through remortgaging and debt consolidation.

He’s an expert in bad credit mortgages, including credit issues such as missed payments, CCJs, defaults, debt management programmes, IVAs, and bankruptcy. He has lots of experience with the self-employed, getting mortgages for sole traders, limited company directors, contractors, and those with only one year’s worth of trading history.

Jenna Boal

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Jenna is CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified with almost 15 years in the financial industry. She’s been a Mortgage and Protection Adviser for over six years, specialising in bad credit and complex mortgages.

Sheridan Repton

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Sheridan’s passionate about helping clients with past credit issues, with most of his clients being turned down by other brokers and lenders before finding him.

Sheridan has plenty of experience getting mortgages for people with low credit scores, defaults, CCJ’s, bankruptcies, IVAs or DMPs. He also specialises in complex incomes such as self-employment, contractors, or those with minimal trading history.

Sheridan works closely with specialist lenders to achieve results that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

Ryan Bowers

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Ryan’s specialist CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified mortgage broker with over 6 years of experience working in the finance industry.

Ryan specialises in all forms of complex mortgages like Help-to-Buy, debt consolidation and adverse credit. His expert knowledge of adverse credit and self-employment has helped him secure mortgages for hundreds of clients.

Whether you’re a new business owner with limited accounts, have complex income, or have credit issues such as missed payments, debt or defaults, Ryan has a proven track record of finding the best solutions for people like you.

Graham Turner

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Graham is a CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) with over 5 years of experience working as a whole-of-market adviser. To date, Graham has helped hundreds of clients across several various, differing circumstances. Grahams worked on pretty much every scenario you could think of, which could be problematic to a mortgage application.

Graham likes to keep things simple, as well as keep his clients up to date on the process throughout the entire application. He also works outside of normal office hours so feel free to get in touch on evenings and weekends.

Graham specialises in bad credit situations, with a proven record of helping people with low credit scores, bankruptcies, CCJs, defaults, IVAs and DMPs.

He’s also experienced in helping those who are self-employed, such as contractors, those in a brand-new job, or with only one year’s worth of trading history, first-time buyers and shared ownership clients.

Narinder Dhoot

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Narinder's a CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified mortgage broker with over 16 years of experience in financial services. Narinder’s clients enjoy his high service standards to service, ethics, experience and expertise.

Narinder’s consistently able to satisfy his clients during the home buying process and specialises in mortgages for credit issues such as CCJs, defaults, bankruptcy and IVAs. He also deals with mortgages for self-employed and complex incomes.

Javier De Diego

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Javier a CeMAP (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) and DipFA (Diploma in Financial Advice) with over 14 years of experience in the financial industry. He’s passionate about helping clients who’ve struggled to get a mortgage and works hard to find the most suitable mortgage for their unique situation.

Javier specialises in getting mortgages for clients who have a history of late payments, defaults, CCJs, IVAs, debt management plans and mortgage arrears, for employed and self-employed alike. Javier can also help you protect your home, family and income by helping you find the right insurance.

Usman Sethi

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Usman’s a specialist CeMap (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) qualified mortgage broker with over 14 years of experience in the finance industry.

His expert knowledge of the adverse credit and self-employed sector of the mortgage market has helped him secure deals for many happy clients over the years. Whether you’re a newly formed business or a limited company director, Usman has a proven track record of finding the best solutions for self-employed clients.

His knowledge of mortgages for adverse credit never fails to amaze his clients. Whether you have a default, been made bankrupt or have a CCJ from a parking ticket, Usman will work tirelessly to get the mortgage you need. He loves to surprise his clients with results where others have failed.

Rav Lal

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Rav’s an experienced and knowledgeable Mortgage and Protection Adviser with over 12 years of experience in financial services. Whether you have a complex income structure, are self-employed, or have credit issues - Rav can help.

Steve Arnold

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Steve is a CeMAP, (Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice) DipMAP (Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice), CeFA (Certificate for Financial advisers) and CeRER (Certificate in Regulatory Equity Release) qualified mortgage broker.

Steve’s been a mortgage and protection broker for over 13 years and specialises in helping people who’ve had credit problems such as CCJs, defaults, late payments, bankruptcy and IVAs. He’s also an expert in self-employed mortgages and helping people with complex incomes.

Along with finding you the right mortgage, Steve can advise and recommend suitable protection to make sure that once you have your dream home, you can keep it.

Nicola Jennings

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Nicola’s a CeMAP qualified mortgage and protection broker, with extensive commercial and business experience. Nicola takes great pride in her role, helping clients to identify a mortgage to suit their individual needs and requirements. Nicola always keeps her clients up to date, and clients find her professional, personable, and patient in her approach, with efficiency throughout the mortgage process.

Our Support Team

Lizzie Teale

Administration & Finance Manager

Lizzie is our Accounts and Administration Manager. Lizzie is BTEC qualified in Business Administration and Information Technology. She comes with a wealth of experience within the role and leads the Create Finance team in delivering exceptional customer service. She is passionate about her role and works hard to help all her customers make their mortgage process as smooth as possible. Lizzie has also built strong relationships with her clients over the years and will work tirelessly to ensure all her customers move into the home of their dreams. She works alongside many brokers at Create Finance and is a very friendly and approachable team member.

Emma Russell

Office & Administration Manager

Emma is our Office and administration manager, and she comes with a qualification in BTEC Business administration and Information Technology. Emma has over 4 years of experience in the finance industry and helps support the day to day running of Create Finance. Emma provides extensive support to a number of our brokers which means their customers get the best possible experience. Emma always builds up a great relationship with her customers and will always go the extra mile to make sure they are fully satisfied and understand the services which have been provided to them.

Chloe Wagstaff


Chloe is an administrator here at Create Finance with a BTEC qualification in Business Administration. She consistently provides outstanding customer service to her clients and supports her mortgage brokers daily. She is always on hand when her customers need it and makes sure the mortgage process is as smooth as possible. Chloe previously worked within a solicitors practice where she specialised in house conveyancing. She has transferred this knowledge and experience to Create finance which means she understands the process from start to finish.

Katie Gough


Katie has worked in the industry for over two years, she has the overall responsibility for the day-to-today management of all her customers' mortgages to ensure that they are progressing in a timely manner.

Katie works alongside her brokers to ensure that the mortgage process is as smooth as possible from start to finish for all clients. She is also passionate about making sure the customer gets the highest level of experience.

Her approachable and friendly attitude makes the client feel at ease and reflects the company's core values.

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