MEET THE TEAM

  • Richard Beenstock
    Richard BeenstockChief Executive

    Richard is a chartered accountant and a leisure industry specialist. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, he trained at Deloitte also worked as an investment banker for Kaupthing Bank.

    Richard is responsible for strategy and funding management and is a member of the Credit Committee and Executive Committee.

  • Jon Salisbury
    Jon SalisburyManaging Director

    Jon is a lending specialist and associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.  A graduate of the University of Southampton, he trained at Bank of Scotland and worked as a private banker at Singer & Friedlander.

    Jon is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and is a member of the Credit Committee and Executive Committee.

  • Orvar Kaernested
    Orvar KaernestedChairman

    Örvar has held numerous senior positions in the banking and property sectors and is currently Chairman of Tryggingamidstodin hf, one of Iceland’s largest insurance companies.  Orvar is a graduate of the University of Reykjavik.

    Orvar chairs the Credit Committee and Executive Committee.

  • David Foster
    David FosterAssociate Director – Lending

    David is a chartered surveyor and property specialist.  A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, he trained at Colliers in Birmingham and London.

    David is responsible for managing loans through the due diligence and completion processes.

  • Andras Kovacs
    Andras KovacsOperations Manager

    Andras is a specialist in financial modelling and data management.  A graduate of St Francis College in the US, Andras previously held positions at the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development and JP Morgan.

    Andras is responsible for financial control and loans administration.

  • Richard King
    Richard KingBusiness Development Manager

    Richard is a sales specialist with particular expertise in the bridging sector.  A graduate of the University of Manchester, he has previously held senior sales positions with Mint Bridging and BridgeBank Capital.

    Richard is based in Manchester and is responsible for sales and business development across the UK.

  • Felicia Teologlou
    Felicia TeologlouBusiness Support

    Felicia joined Ortus in April 2018 from the Queen Mary University of London where she completed an MSc in Banking and Finance. Felicia has previously worked in accounting and data analysis for a manufacturing company in Greece.

    Felicia provides support across deal structuring, broker relations and operations.

  • Jonathon Glover
    Jonathon GloverBusiness Support

    Jonathon recently joined us from BDO where he worked in International Corporate Tax. Previously he completed a Masters in International Commercial Law at the University of Birmingham.

    Jonathon provides support across deal structuring and broker relations.

  • Joshua Field
    Joshua FieldBusiness Support

    Joshua joined us from Oblix Capital where he gained experience as a Case Manager. Previously he worked at Nationwide Building Society specialising in Residential Mortgages.

    Joshua provides support across deal structuring and broker relations.

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