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Learn more about our team

Find out about our professional and experienced team - who they are, how they can help you and how you can contact them.

John Peart DipPFS CeMAP

Managing Director & Practice Principal

John has worked in the Financial Services sector for over 30 years. He values his clients highly and has looked after a number of his clients over this period.

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Steve Dixon DipFA CeMAP

Managing Director & Practice Principal

Steve is one of the founder members of C.M.D Financial Solutions Ltd and has worked in financial services for over 30 years having begun his career with large insurance companies.

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Mark Hunter DipFA CeMAP

Practice Financial Adviser & Compliance Supervisor

Mark has worked in the Financial Services sector for 27 years. He has previously worked at Pearl Assurance, Santander, Cumberland Financial Services Limited and Newcastle Financial Services Limited.

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Paul Birkett DipFA CeMAP

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Paul joined CMD Financial Solutions in 2006 and has specialised in Mortgage & Protection advice since 2009. Paul has also gained his Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers.

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Kaia Bell-Shaul CeMAP

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Kaia joined CMD Financial Solutions in 2007 as a qualified mortgage adviser and holds a Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice. She began her career in financial services in 2004 working for a national Estate Agents.

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Ian Johnstone CeMAP

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Ian is a qualified Mortgage and Protection Adviser holding a Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice.

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Darren Wright CeMAP

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Darren started his career in Financial Services in 1995 working for a large home service insurance provider.

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Joanna Watson

Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Jo joined CMD Financial Solutions in 2019 as a qualified Mortgage & Protection Adviser and holds a Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice.

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Jack Menzies Cert CII (MP)

Mortgage and Protection Adviser

Jack joined CMD Financial Solutions in October 2016 after obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Financial Services, Planning and Management from Manchester Metropolitan University earlier in the same year.

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