With no real background in the finance industry. Darren joined the Brokerplan Network and launched ‘Peacock Finance’ in 2014 after a long career in the food industry where he founded and ran a Food Wholesale Business, supplying Cafés, Restaurants, Schools and Hospitals with food. He had no real background in the finance industry.
Darren has had success in many significant cases including one single commercial deal that generated over £100k. He spent over 2 years working with a client on a large property development deal, from the developer making an offer of 100% funding on the site all the way through to securing funding, this resulted in six-figure commission and a happy client.
Overcoming the Biggest Challenge
His biggest challenge so far was not being from a finance background and not having the full product knowledge needed to appraise an opportunity correctly when with a client. The way he found to overcome this was to learn why a deal was not fundable so he could identify that issue going forward. He constantly researched the industry and took on board all the help and advice from the team at Selby to acquire that knowledge as fast as I could.
Darren loves to take breaks in his favourite destinations – Rome or the Maldives.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Wolf of Wall Street
Favourite TV Series