Management Team


Andrew Trantum, Managing Director

Andy has worked in various roles within the LSL Group since 1990 founding embrace mortgage services in 2010. As Managing Director, he is passionate about the business, having driven and managed its rapid and successful growth over the last few years.

In his spare time, Andy is a keen kayaker and also enjoys long walks in the countryside with his family and their dog, Spartacus!

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Steven Duncan, Regional Financial Services Director

Steve's career started in mortgage underwriting and he has also worked in risk and collections. He joined embrace mortgage services in 2010 and, in 2015, took up the role of Regional Financial Services Director. He now oversees the management team and Financial Advisers and assists Andy with developing and driving the business forward.

Steve enjoys travelling and also likes to relax at home with his family.

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David Yates, Area Development Manager

Dave has worked for embrace mortgage services since its launch in 2010, starting out as Senior Adviser before progressing through the ranks to Area Development Manager. He currently oversees three Financial Advisers and has himself been the top performing adviser every year since he joined the company!

As Dave is a trained baker, we hope he will also be the next "top performer" on the Great British Bake Off!

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Mike Annells, Financial Services Manager

Mike's career with embrace mortgage services started at Intercounty Estate Agency in 2012, where he quickly doubled the level of business. In January 2014, he took on the role of mentor to all new Intercounty Financial Advisers. Owing to the rapid growth of the company, Mike was promoted again in 2015 and now oversees and supports Financial Advisers in three of the estate agencies.

Mike also likes to get down and dirty by competing in Mud Run Assault Courses in and around East Anglia. He always wears a trusty superhero T-shirt.

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Justin Olechna, Financial Services Manager

Justin joined the embrace mortgage services' team in 2017. He has a strong financial services background and is passionate about ensuring the customer is given the best possible advice in every single case.

Justin enjoys spending his spare time with his family and, being keen to challenge himself, has learnt to dive and play the guitar.

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Sandra Sparks, P.A. to Andrew Trantum, M.D.

Sandra has been with embrace mortgage services as Andy's Personal Assistant since April 2015. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office and keeping 48 plus advisers in check. Sandra enjoys the variety and diversity of her role and is always keen to take on new challenges.

Sandra is very fit and enjoys sailing as well as taking part in triathlons and muddy obstacle runs. In September 2017, Sandra cycled 996 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats in only nine days!

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