Openwork hires wealth development managers for new specialist support team
Openwork has appointed Sarah Alder and Paul Booler as Wealth Development Managers as part of the network’s move to introduce specialist support teams.
Alder, previously a Client Relationship Director at The Wisdom Council, and Booler, formerly a Regional Sales Manager for Coram Asset Management, will work closely with Openwork’s Product Proposition Director Graham Angell to support all elements of the group’s wealth proposition including its platform, fund proposition Omnis and wider customer solutions.
The appointments, which take place with immediate effect, reflect Openwork’s shift away from generalist support teams towards specialist teams with significant experience in their respective fields. Openwork plans to recruit specialist wealth development managers for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the South East, and will also seek dedicated channel managers for its mortgage and protection team.
The expansion in recruitment comes at a time of significant growth for the network and wider group, which in September announced that its Woodford-managed Omnis fund had hit £100m in little under six months since launch.
Commenting on the appointments, Openwork’s Wealth Director Mike Morrow says: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah and Paul to the team. We are keen to develop our support to Openwork advisers though specialists in the wealth field and the experience they both bring will be a vital part of us achieving that. We now are looking to recruit other high calibre individuals for similar roles around the UK and we look forward to completing the new team.”