Funding Options today announced that Dean Spencer has joined as their new Sales Director. Dean will be responsible for building and growing the sales function at Funding Options to achieve its growth ambitions by expanding the company’s existing customer base.

Award-winning business finance marketplace Funding Options helps small businesses access alternative and innovative funding sources. As Sales Director, Dean will play a leading role in promoting the company’s award-winning market position as a commercial innovator.

Dean joins from Lightspeed (SaaS company) where, as UK Sales Director, he was part of the global leadership team while also heading up his own team across a number of business functions. Prior to this he worked at Groupon where he spent six years of his career leading a number of markets including Auckland (New Zealand), Melbourne (Australia), and the North West of the UK and London.

Dean is experienced in driving big scale-ups of technology businesses and comes with a proven track record of significantly improving employee retention, doubling and tripling revenues year-on-year, and nurturing strong leadership talent across teams.

 Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director, Funding Options, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Dean to the Funding Options team. As we continue to grow and develop new, innovative product solutions for the small business sector, it is vital we have a sales function that is fit for purpose.

Dean brings a wealth of experience having worked in agile and disruptive start-ups, and his international experience is particularly relevant now given our recent expansion into the Netherlands.  We look forward to the contribution that Dean can make to the business through his sales expertise as well as bringing new ideas and entrepreneurial thinking to Funding Options.”

 Dean Spencer, Sales Director, Funding Options, comments: “Funding Options is well known for being a positive disruptor in the market and I am excited to be part of their ambitious plans for the future. I was immediately attracted to their energy and creativity, and their ability to solve real issues for small businesses through a combination of innovation, technology and practical solutions.

I look forward to leading a dynamic sales team to exceed growth targets while delivering break-through products that will help the small walk tall.”

Dean will be based in the Funding Options offices in London.