In this Q&A session, we sit down with Jonny to learn more about his role at Acre and more!
What were you doing before joining Acre?
Before joining Acre, I worked in a variety of FCA-regulated businesses, gaining valuable experience in protection over four years, both in advised and non-advised capacities. In my last job, I managed a team of 12 people in a finance company. My diverse background has been instrumental in my role at Acre.
What do you do at Acre?
As part of the Business Development team, I wear multiple hats. I provide support to networks by demoing our platform to potential prospects, and encouraging them to join Acre. I also handle key accounts, pitching Acre to bigger firms and engaging with clients at various mortgage events. My role involves reaching out to brokers and promoting Acre's products with enthusiasm - you'll often find me with a smile, especially since I recently got new teeth!
What's your favourite thing about working at Acre?
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my job is supporting people and improving their technology. Acre's platform saves brokers over an hour per case on average, allowing them to be more efficient and productive. We replace outdated legacy tech with a streamlined system that does a lot of the heavy lifting for them. Witnessing brokers transition from struggling with their current systems to embracing Acre's solution for better work-life balance or increased earnings is incredibly rewarding.
What feature do customers love the most during demos?
During demos, our client portal is the star attraction. I take the credit for the brilliant work Morgan and her team have done whilst enjoying showing off how easy it is to use and how much automation it offers. Acre's platform automatically generates essential data, including credit checks, fact finds, and property data. Many brokers appreciate how intuitive and user-friendly it is compared to clunky alternatives.
What do you do outside of work?
I lead an active lifestyle, hitting the gym most days and playing sports like football and golf. As a passionate Man Utd fan, I take every opportunity to watch them play with high hopes and in recent years, it’s been the hope that kills me. Golf is a newer passion of mine, you can normally find me searching for my ball in the deep rough, praying that I break 95.