Avamore Capital today has confirmed the hire of D’mitri Zaprzala – former Head of Residential at Octopus Real Estate – to join its senior leadership team.
D’mitri will join the board of Directors at Avamore Capital and sit alongside Michael Dean, Zuhair Mirza, Alan Margolis and Philip Gould. The hire follows last month’s significant appointment of industry star, Alan Margolis, as part of its long-term growth strategy.
D’mitri will co-lead the Avamore Management Team and be a member of the Credit Committee. He will take an overarching view of the company focusing on executing core initiatives to drive business growth whilst also providing guidance on commercial aspects. Undoubtedly, D’mitri’s background in deal origination will feed directly into the lender’s existing sales and marketing approach, with a view to elevate and build upon success to date.
Michael Dean, Co-Founder and Director at Avamore commented:
“It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome D’mitri to Avamore’s Board of Directors. It really is a significant moment for us. In footballing terms, it’s a bit like having signed Lionel Messi last month, and this month we’ve added Cristiano Ronaldo. Zuhair and I have known him for a number of years and have seen the impact he has made in our space. The strength of his experience, depth of relationships and knowledge will be hugely valuable in Avamore’s next phase of growth. Given D’mitri’s background and longstanding presence in the bridging and development industry, both he and Alan, will allow Avamore to benefit from the input of industry veterans. It is truly a game changing move to bring them both on board and we look forward to seeing the positive impact which D’mitri will make on the team and the business."
“I am delighted to be joining Avamore Capital. Having observed the company over the last few years I am so excited to be able to join them at such an exciting time for both them, and the specialist lending industry. The last 6 years have been extremely successful for Avamore and I hope that I am able to help make the next 6 years even more so. I have known Michael and Zuhair for some time and it was an easy decision to come and join them. They have built an exceptional team who have an amazing reputation in the industry, and I cannot wait to work closely with them. Similarly, I have had the pleasure of knowing Alan for many years and he is someone I have always admired. I know that together with the talented Avamore team we can achieve great things.”