O’Brien previously spent time as an underwriter at Aviva Insurance UK & Ireland and Lloyds Bank UK & Ireland. He was also a credit risk analyst at Weston & Wellington Ireland.
O’Brien said of his new role: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted to join Shawbrook at such an exciting and busy time in the industry.
“I look forward to helping build stronger relationships between the bank and our broker partners, and to working within such a strong organisational culture at Shawbrook.”
Karen Bennett, sales and marketing director of Commercial Mortgages said: “Bringing a new lending manager to the team means that there is yet another point of contact for our brokers within the business.
“They will be able to rely on Thomas to give them firm lending decisions and support them throughout a deal.”