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Meet The Team

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

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    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. He has worked in Financial Services for CIS and the Pearl Assurance and also a local IFA.

    He started CMD 2001 with his business partner Steve after the decline of quality advice in this area. He values his clients that he deals...

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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, progressing to senior management roles before setting up C.M.D Financial Solutions Ltd. He is qualified to QCA Level 4 and is a fully authorised financial planner specialising in pension and investments.

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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 before joining CMD Financial Solutions Limited in February 2012 and was appointed as a Director of the firm in April 2016.

    Mark has fulfilled a number of positions with his previous employers...

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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.

    Paul prides himself on providing the highest level of customer service and building long term customer relationships. This approach allows him to fully understand his client’s needs, goals and aspirations.

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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.

    Prior to being a mortgage advisor she was an insurance broker, sales negotiator for an estate agent as well as a valuer of properties. As she enjoyed working in the...

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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. He began his career in Financial Services 20 years ago in 1996, where he worked for Pearl Assurance, initially starting as an agent and then after obtaining his Financial Qualifications, was promoted to Area Manager in 2000, whereby he enjoyed giving sound financial advice to new and...

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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. In 2001 he began working for CMD Financial Solutions shortly after the company was started. Prior to being a mortgage adviser he was an insurance agent specialising in the home service market.

    Darren is a qualified mortgage adviser holding a Certificate in Mortgage Advice &...

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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.

    Earlier this year, Jack obtained relevant industry qualifications, becoming a licensed Mortgage and Protection Adviser. He aims to specialise in Mortgage and Protection advice,...

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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.

    She began her career within the financial services industry over 20 years ago, which has equipped her with a vast knowledge base of products and providers within the industry.   

    Jo prides herself on delivering the best possible...