Nucleus Commercial Finance, a UK-based alternative funding group established in 2011, has expanded its asset-based lending (ABL) team with the appointment of Niall Dunphy as senior relationship manager and Odhran Dodd as regional sales director.
Both Dunphy and Dodd bring extensive industry experience and will be central to developing Nucleus’ ABL proposition.
Niall joins Nucleus from Santander Invoice Finance where he helped build the bank’s largest and highest-earning SME portfolios in the south of the country. Before this, Niall worked at RBS Commercial Banking where he gained experience in the real estate, healthcare and hotel & leisure sectors. Joining as senior relationship manager, Niall will lead the client services team, managing the upscale of Nucleus’ ABL portfolios.
Odhran joins from HMT and has over 20 years’ experience specialising in debt advisory and M&A, buyouts, real estate financings and advising on distressed transactions.
Over his career, he has helped raise over £1bn in equity and debt for various companies in numerous industries internationally. As regional sales director for London and the surrounding areas, Odhran will head the alternative lender’s growth in the private equity space. Both Niall and Odhran will both be based in London.
Chirag Shah, chief executive of Nucleus Commercial Finance, said: “Niall and Odhran bring many years of experience in the ABL space having worked with a variety of businesses across a range of sectors. These two new additions to the team are central in helping expand and strengthen Nucleus’ capabilities and further demonstrates our ambitious plans to continue providing innovative finance solutions to businesses in the UK.”