About Us

Who are we and what do we do?

The Oakhill brand was born in 1994 and then in November 2006 the three ‘De Vivo Brothers’ Dom, Alberto and Carmine merged to combine their individual knowledge, passion and expertise to bring Oakhill where it is today!

We are an independent, family run, friendly, enthusiastic and professional team, who always focus on making sure that our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We always strive to provide our private and corporate clients with a first class, professional and unbiased service to ensure that we help them from first time purchases, right through to large property portfolios and commercial funding.

We offer a wide range of products and services in both the residential and commercial market, along with the appropriate mortgage or business protection, household or commercial insurance and other linked products and services.

Virtually all of our new clients are as a result of recommendation from our existing satisfied clients and professional contacts.

 

Meet the Team

Company Directors

Dom De Vivo

Tel: 01483 750 575

About Dom

Dom the eldest of the ‘De Vivo Brothers’ has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Dom started as a trainee home service insurance agent and worked his way up to higher management status. He remained there for almost 10 years and then decided to widen his horizon by joining a financial advisers as an independent financial adviser. He then went on to set up numerous businesses, which included an estate agency and secured loans, car finance, independent and main agent brokerages, solicitor property shops and many, many more. That was until he joined forces with his younger brothers to form Oakhill IFS Ltd.

Dom is also a keen squash player and although he hadn’t played in a few years he recently dusted off his racket and is currently Oakhill’s reigning squash champion! If you’ve lived in Woking as long as Dom then you may have had the pleasure of seeing him in his ‘Rock and Roll days’ as a singer and guitarist for various bands including ‘Revolver’.

Alberto De Vivo

Tel: 01483 750 575

About Alberto

Alberto is the youngest of the three ‘De Vivo Brothers’ and has been working in financial services for over 30 years. He has developed a wealth of knowledge within the industry and he personally specialises in Mortgages. Alberto has been aptly named the ‘King of Mortgages’ in the office however he also deals with a variety of other services and products.

His tenacity & focus has allowed him to take a very direct and professional approach to his work. He always delivers above and beyond clients expectations.

Alberto is a big Chelsea FC fan & also fancies himself as a bit of a golfer. Unfortunately he hasn’t quite got the same skill level in golf as he does with Mortgages!

Carmine De Vivo

Tel: 01483 750 575

About Carmine

Carmine is the middle of the three ‘De Vivo Brothers’ and has over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential lending as well as protection. Carmine specialises in commercial mortgages and has built an extensive range of contacts and esteemed relationships within this sector.

Carmine’s friendly and selfless personality means that he is extremely passionate about delivering a first class customer experience. This is core element of Oakhill and Carmine mirrors that in every way possible with his own work.

Carmine has a passion for great food and loves his football. Again he is a big Chelsea FC fan and you can often find Carmine telling stories of the ‘glory days’ around the office.

Mortgage Advisers

Nigel Panter

About Nigel

Nigel joined Oakhill just over 14 years ago but has been a mortgage and protection broker now for 18 years and has extensive knowledge of this market. He is an avid networker and has built up his reputation within the buy to let sector as he is a regular key note speaker at the property investment network.

With his comical and fun personality Nigel is often making everyone in the office laugh, especially with his witty comments and poetry! Shakespeare take a seat!

Nigel is also a former triathlete and now spends his time training to swim the English channel, something he hopes to achieve by 2020.

Dante Alighieri

About Dante

Dante, nephew to the directors joined Oakhill IFS in December 2013. He previously worked in the London property market for over 10 years and with his keen interest in property, Dante is able to use his experience and knowledge of the industry to provide tailored advice to his customers.

Dante’s open and engaging personality combined with his knowledge and experience of the mortgage industry has earned him an excellent reputation with his customers. Dante customers recommend him for his approachability, honesty and communication skills as he is always taking the time to talk to clients and answer any questions they may have.

Another big football fan Dante was actually a former Semi Professional Footballer. In his youth Dante played for Woking FC from the youth team, reserves and all the way through to the first team. Needless to say he loves his football and for his sins supports Liverpool FC.

Adam Pendry

About Adam

Adam joined Oakhill back in 2015 having over 10 years experience in the finance industry. Adam has developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the financial industry throughout his time at Oakhill and in May 2016 he gained his CeRER qualifications alongside his current CeMAP’s.

His extensive knowledge combined with his ‘can do’ attitude is one of the key reasons why Adam’s customers speak so highly of him. If there is a will there is a way!

He again is an avid Chelsea FC fan and is also a keen squash player. He is working hard however on taking back the championship that has recently been taken by Dom.

Mortgage Administration & Business Support

Nicki Barnard

About Nicki

Nicki joined Oakhill in 2013 having previously worked for Santander for 15 years as a mortgage adviser herself. She is CEMAP qualified and has lots of mortgage and underwriting experience coupled with a strong customer service focus.

Nicki works as a Case Manager and her priorities are to ensure clients applications are processed through to offer with the lender and completion with the solicitor as smoothly as possible.

Outside of work Nicki enjoys spending time with her family and being out in the countryside helping her daughter in her various sporting and equestrian competitions.

 

Lucia Longobardi

About Lucia

Lucia joined Oakhill in August 2014 having previously worked in various roles within the PMI industry for over 21 years.

Lucia works as a case manger/personal assistant for Alberto specifically and without her he wouldn’t have his nickname of the mortgage king!

Lucia like other case managers ensures all of Alberto’s clients applications are processed through to offer & completion as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Outside of work Lucia is a bit of a socialite and loves spending time with her friends!

Jan Siebert

About Jan

Jan joined Oakhill IFS in March 2016 having graduated from the University of Kent in 2015 with a degree in Economics.

Jan works as a case manager and is responsible for administering  and chasing on mortgage applications submitted by two of our brokers from their submission to the mortgage lender right through to their completion.

Outside of work Jan enjoys gaming and reading.

Eileen Baker

About Eileen

Eileen started Oakhill way back in 2006 and she is currently working as Oakhill’s Administration Manager.  Again another fountain of knowledge having started working in banking since 1976 as a mortgage adviser as well. As Eileen has worked with Oakhill for over 10 years now she has put her hand to most roles at the company and has never been put off by a new challenge!

Her friendly telephone manner has always meant that our long lasting loyal clients remember her every single time, she really has been a great asset and contributed to the growth of Oakhill over the years.

 

Linda Lewis

About Linda

Linda started in 2008 and she is Oakhill’s Business Quality Manager. She is one of the most experienced members of staff in the office working in financial services since 1984 as a Mortgage Adviser, Mortgage Underwriter, Financial Adviser, Area Sales Manager and Compliance Manager.

Her keen eye for detail and structured approach to her work has meant that Oakhill remain compliant with all FCA regulations and guidelines. She keeps all of the brokers on their toes and without her the day to day running of the office would not be the same!

Linda like others is also a foodie but definitely a healthy one! She is often found to be telling Carmine & Joe the ‘healthier way’ of cooking their most loved dishes!

Carla Adamson

About Carla

Carla joined Oakhill IFS in October 2017 having previously worked in various roles within the financial services industry – retail banking, investment administration and as a Mortgage Adviser.

Carla works as a Case Manager and her priorities are to ensure clients applications are processed through to offer with the lender; and then to completion with the solicitor as smoothly as possible.

Outside of work Carla enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and socialising with friends.

 

Insurance Department

Joe De Vivo

Tel: 01483 750 575

About Joe

Joe, son to Carmine runs and manages Oakhill’s Insurance department and only recently joined Oakhill back in December 2016. Similar to his cousin Dante, Joe worked for 4 years in the local property market giving him an extensive knowledge of the local area and the people that live within it. He has also worked for the likes of Towergate where he worked as a commercial insurance sales executive.

Joe is known among the different communities in Woking and it’s his friendly and professional reputation that has helped him establish so quickly at Oakhill. His local knowledge combined with his previous insurance experience means that he is the ‘go to man’ for any local businesses or homeowners in the area who wish to protect their assets.

Like his father, Joe is massive foodie and you’ll often hear him talking about what he’s been cooking over the weekend and how he cooked it and why his way is the best! Like most of the clan he is also a Chelsea FC fan and working hard on getting his golf up to a good standard.

Saeeda Khatoon

About Saeeda

Saeeda is Oakhill’s longest serving employee starting back in September 2004! When she first started she worked very closely with Alberto however she quite quickly started dealing with all of the advisers cases.

She’s recently joined forces with Joe in the insurance department working part time dealing with all of the renewals, mid-terms adjustments and general administrative support. With her experience she has already had an extremely positive impact to the insurance department.

Saeeda loves her children and always enjoys time with the family. She also enjoys working as a henna and makeup artist.

Want to know more?

Call us for a friendly chat on 01483 750575 or email: enquiries@oakhillifs.com