Meet the Team

Michael Cavin - Head of Mortgages

With over 16 years' experience within the banking and financial services industry as a financial consultant, Michael's consummate, dedicated approach to customer services has built him an enviable reputation within the financial services sector.

Now, as Head of deVere Mortgages and as an Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist within deVere Mortgages, Michael is able to expand his skill-base by helping overseas and UK-based individuals source and secure the best possible solution for their financial requirements, whether it be in the residential, buy-to-let or commercial property markets.

His aim has always been to provider the highest standards of professionalism along with independent financial advice, Michael says, "I feel privileged to have been chosen to head the deVere Mortgages division, which is designed to set new, higher standards of service and expertise in the sector".

"Whether our clients are looking to raise capital, buy property or re-mortgage, I can assure them of a first-class service delivered professionally, efficiently and in a timely manner."

Strong and dependable in business, Michael, is equally as well shaped in his free time. He's an avid fitness fanatic, enjoys Carp fishing and a passion for motorsport.

Lee Adams – Senior Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist

Lee brings over 20 years of top-level financial services experience, garnered through leadign names in the financial services industry. Lee brings professionalism, unwavering energy, and an unfailing commitment to provide the best independent mortgage advice to his wide portfolio of UK and worldwide high net worth and expat clients.

Along the way, Lee has backed up his expertise with industry-recognised qualifications in financial services, financial planning and the provision of independent financial advice. deVere Mortgages helps thousands of people to purchase and re-mortgage properties overseas and it was the company’s global client base that enticed Lee to take up his position within the organisation.

Key to Lee’s professional work ethic is to be able to provide advice that is truly independent, something banks and building societies often find difficult to do. Through deVere Mortgages, and drawing on a database of some 200 lenders, Lee is proud to be able to truly deliver the most effective bespoke mortgage solutions to his clients.

Away from work, Lee likes nothing more than spending time with his wife Esther, daughter Iris and son Jonah – a commitment that ensures he’s always got two feet firmly planted on the ground.

Keegan Grippo - Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist

A professional independent mortgage & protection advisor with over 12 years' experience in FCA regulated environments. Keegan begin his customer service journey in a call centre manning the phones and worked his way up to call centre manager within 4 years. From here, he was able to build a mortgage call centre and sales department for a well-respected mortgage network and it was, whilst here, he studied for his full qualifications 3 years ago. He has never looked back since and has experience of all mortgage scenarios from expats and foreign nationals investing in buy to lets, all the way to bridging loans and new build properties.

Faye Tomkings – Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist

As a keen cook Faye loves anything to do with food. She also has a son who she loves to spend time with, and has worked in the engineering industry for 10 years before deciding to study and become a qualified mortgage broker. Always wanting to help clients to get the best deals and provider the best service possible, Faye considers each client a friend.

Lee Marshall-Phillips – Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist

As a Mortgage professional with over 5 years of experience in the UK mortgage market, his passion is to find financing solutions for all of his client needs. Lee believes that each client’s needs are to be assessed on an individual basis which is why his focus is not just on a client’s finances but their personal situation too. Lee’s knowledge and experience allows him to look beyond just providing a mortgage, but to also offer additional services and recommendations in the process of finding the right solution for his clients. In his personal life, Lee is a devoted parent to his young son who he loves to spend time with and doing activities, mainly spending Sunday’s on the side lines cheering him on in the freezing cold whilst he plays football for his local team. Lee’s son is the reason he strives for excellence each day in his personal and work life.

Naomi – Client Support Executive

Naomi is relatively new to the banking and finance industry, joining DeVere in May 2018. Previously working as a Lettings Manager, she has now embarked on her new career as a Client Support Executive with the Mortgage Team. Naomi supports the Advisers in their day to day tasks and ensures that a First Class Service is delivered to our customers, assisting from the initial mortgage application stage right through to completion. She has now decided to progress her career further after enjoying her first year within the sector and has now started studying to become a Mortgage Advisor herself.

Jane Gray– Client Support Executive

With over 30 years’, office experience and 10 years’ experience within the mortgage administration sector, Jane is responsible for ensuring an exceptional customer experience is delivered throughout the complete mortgage process. Her hard work, energy and commitment is evident in her approach to her work, clients and colleagues. In Jane’s free time she enjoys traveling, family time and the occasional glass of fizz!!!!

Matthew Wood– Independent Mortgage Consultant and UK & Overseas Mortgage Specialist

Matt has worked within the financial services sector for 17 years which has seen him build extensive knowledge, predominately in the banking sector with Halifax, as a financial consultant. This journey began in mortgages through to providing full financial planning across Yorkshire through the banks network of branches and building lasting relationships with clients and peers. As a dedicated family man, he took a break from work for a year in 2016-2017 to look after his twin boys before they started nursery full time, returning to mortgage advice in 2017 for Countrywide Estate Agency. Matt was invited to join deVere Mortgages in April 2019 – an opportunity too good to pass up: “having worked with Michael before and understanding his drive & determination to build a unique client proposition, I chose to join deVere as I could see their vision is to ensure that all clients receive the best possible end-to-end service. Partnering this with whole of market access to advice for the UK & expat market, has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and further enhance my reputation for providing my clients with the best possible solutions to their mortgage & protection needs”
When not in work, Matt spends his spare time with his family enjoying his twin boys and their sporting pursuits, mainly swimming, football & Ninja Gymnastics.