As managing director of Coreco, Andrew Montlake looks after Coreco’s strategic goals, maintaining and promoting its brand, marketing, PR and communications, as well as looking after its corporate, introducer, and lender relationships. Montlake is Coreco’s very own brand guru and is regularly quoted and featured in the media. Montlake started his career in the mortgage industry in 1994 at John Charcol after a brief sojourn with an advertising agency and a direct marketing company. In 2000, he became head of PR and marketing at Cobalt Capital, enabling him to combine mortgage broking with his first passion. In 2009, Montlake became one of the founding members of Coreco, determined to help drive financial literacy, educate the public, and show that mortgage brokers can be different. His leadership has overseen Coreco win numerous awards, with him also personally nabbing a few major industry awards, including Best Press Spokesperson, Best Marketeer, Mortgage Personality of the Year, and Mortgage Strategist of the Year. Montlake is also the host of a highly acclaimed mortgage blog as well as Coreco’s successful mortgage and property podcasts, and an experienced present and public speaker. He earned his hons degree in Economics and Politics from Leeds Metropolitan University.