DealTrak is following up the recruitment of five new faces and and the completion of several internal promotions with a recruitment drive to fill nine new roles in preparation for its "biggest year-to-date".
With recent figures showing a 13% increase in Q1 proposal numbers, as well as a 10% uplift in the number of active rooftops year on year, the Leeds-based F&I platform provider passed more than 3.6 million proposals through the platform last year – representing potential transactions totalling £9.6bn.
Its latest recruitment drive has created 18 new positions within its Leeds tech hub, nine of which are still open to applicants.
Looking to bolster its in-house expertise, DealTrak is looking for a trio of business development and account managers – to cover the North East, North West and Midlands – as well as two software developers, a pair of test analysists alongside a data analyst and a business analyst.
DealTrak’s managing director, Martin Hill, said: “This is another demonstration of quality and strength being added to the DealTrak team, and I am delighted to welcome a vast array of talent to various departments within the company."
Recently, Kate Swinscoe joined the team as marketing manager, bringing 15 years of industry experience to the role.
Having worked in a variety of industries – including charity, public sector, HR and legal – Swinscoe's strong technical background will prove vital to the firm's 2021 target of a 130% client uplift, it said.
DealTrak's newest business development manager, James Barr, brings 23 years of automotive experience to the team, having previously held positions in sales, marketing and project management.
Barr is expected to play a pivotal role in achieving a projected 40% increase in the value of automotive lending sent through the DealTrak platform over the next two years.
In addition, Wes Weaver has come on board as a scrum master, and Kirstyn Thomas has been promoted to the role of product owner.
The pair will work closely in order to achieve DealTrak’s targeted 200% rise in the number of insurance policy registrations sent via the platform by 2021.
Further appointments see Helen Goodwin join as a management accountant and Dean Jules as an account manager.
Three additional internal promotions mean Mark Taylor takes on the role of lead architect, Jelica Salta moves to the position of mid-level developer, and Vasavi Sandhya Araveeti becomes a business analyst.
Hill said: “Helen, James, Kate, Dean and Wes bring significant experience, knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. And, given our continued growth targets, we know they will help to ensure DealTrak is well-equipped to flourish, alongside our clients and partners.”