Callcredit Information Group bolsters sales Leadership with new senior appointments - head of partnerships and head of lending

Steve & PeterCallcredit Information Group is bolstering its sales leadership across the Group by appointing Peter Simpson as head of partnerships and Steve Wishart as head of lending.

Callcredit has grown from a start-up to a £133 million revenue, private equity-owned business in just 15 years; and in the credit reference agency/bureau market, is now the UK’s second largest credit reference agency. The company has grown as a result of its entrepreneurial culture and now has an aim to double the business in five years. Clients include household names in banking, lending, insurance, utilities and telecoms.

Commenting on the appointments Eamonn Tierney, managing director, Credit Solutions, Callcredit Information Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Peter and Steve into their new roles which will play a part in the next chapter of our Credit Solutions and Group Accounts’ growth strategy. The next five years promise to be very exciting times for our business”

Steve is responsible for developing Callcredit’s lending sector strategy in order to support existing customers, as well as expanding Callcredit’s footprint within the lending sector to ensure Callcredit continues to be the market leader in lending.  Peter is responsible for managing Callcredit’s strategic alliance and partner program to drive revenue and open new markets for Callcredit’s products and services.

Peter Simpson, head of partnerships said: “I am tremendously excited to join Callcredit at this exciting time. As Callcredit’s position in the market and portfolio grows, the growth opportunities available through the development of strategic alliances and partnerships are considerable. I am therefore looking forward to driving forward the partnership program and team.”

Peter has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and prior to joining Callcredit was director of partnerships for his own consulting company, Alliances & Marketing Consulting Ltd where he worked with Which?

Steve Wishart, head of sales - lending said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to work in a sector where we are market leader and continue to innovate for our diverse client base. It’s an exciting time for Callcredit given the significant growth of our solution set and I am looking forward to working with our customers and prospects to optimise their end to end lending practices.”

Steve has 10 years’ business development and sales experience and has been with Callcredit since February 2015 where he was responsible for achieving a step change in growth in Fraud & ID product revenue by leading a team of fraud & ID domain experts.