AURELIUS Finance Company appoints James Marler as Head of Business Development
London, March 2, 2023 – AURELIUS Finance Company, the independent secured lender providing asset-based financing solutions to UK and European companies, today announces the appointment of James Marler as the company’s Head of Business Development. AURELIUS Finance Company is a member of AURELIUS Group, a pan-European alternative investment firm.
As Head of Business Development, James will be responsible for new loan origination, execution activity, and helping drive the ambitious growth plan of AURELIUS Finance Company´s mid-market asset-based lending strategy. He will also lead the firm’s push to grow visibility and presence in the marketplace, ensuring a high deal-flow and achieving positive market penetration.
James joins AURELIUS Finance Company from UK-based Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending where he spent five years as Director of Business Development. During his time at Arbuthnot, James drove substantial growth in the loan book, and was named the South East’s Corporate Banker of the Year. Prior to this, James amassed over a decade’s experience in asset-based lending working for Shawbrook Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, and The Bank of London and the Middle East.
“We are delighted to welcome James to AURELIUS Finance Company as our new Head of Business Development. He joins the firm at an exciting time as we look to execute on a number of new opportunities that have been introduced to us following receipt of our recent Wells Fargo funding. James’ impressive track record speaks for itself and we look forward to the role he will play in delivering our ambitious growth plan”, commented Karun Dhir, Managing Director of AURELIUS Finance Company.
“I look forward to bringing my business development experience to AURELIUS Finance Company. The team has built an impressive platform, and with strong liquidity in place, I am confident that we can significantly build our market share during this exciting growth period. The firm´s ability to structure complex ABL at pace, without necessarily relying on a core of receivables, represents a significantly differentiated and appealing funding option for mid-market businesses. This applies in particular to the retail, manufacturing and industrial sectors, where we collectively have strong heritage”, added James Marler, Head of Business Development of AURELIUS Finance Company.