August 2, 2022

Finativ deepens motor finance expertise with new hires

As part of our continued growth into the motor finance sector, Finativ today announces the appointment of Simon Harris as Consulting Director.

After nearly thirty years of operational automotive and captive financial services experience, including Lloyds Bank, Daimler and Allianz, Harris has spent the last five years in consultancy and advisory roles for a number of OEMs and financial services clients, as well as their technology providers. He is a recognised market expert on Mobility as a Service business models, including related solution architecture and the challenges faced by finance providers, having advised some of the most progressive asset financiers on their servitisation propositions.

Harris joins Peter Cottle, who recently joined the firm from GrowCap where he was Automotive Sector Practice Leader. A former Chair of the FLA Motor Division, Cottle held commercial leadership roles in Lombard and Bank of Scotland with responsibility for a number of premium motor manufacturer and AM100 relationships. Cottle is actively engaged in the car-retailer and broker-introduced motor markets and has a strong understanding of the related commercial, operational and regulatory dynamics.

A focussed and dynamic advisory and consulting business, Finativ is built on the competence and expertise of practitioners who have “walked in the shoes” of our clients with relevant operational and functional experience in key strategic disciplines such as business development, M&A and technology. We recognise the motor finance sector as a key area of growth. CEO, Christian Roelofs, commented, “The motor finance market is undergoing unparalleled disruption. In Simon and Peter, we have a winning combination of experience, talent and a vision for the future to help our clients navigate their future path”.

More appointments are anticipated in the near future, in line with our ambitious growth plans for Finativ.

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