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 615 060

About Dom

Dom is the eldest of the ‘De Vivo Brothers’ and has been in the financial services industry for well over 30 years. He started his career working for a home service insurance company as a trainee insurance agent, where he gradually worked his way up to higher management status. Remained there for almost ten years and then decided to widen his horizon by joining a financial advisers as a self employed independent financial adviser. He then teamed up with others to set up various financial businesses, based in Surrey and Hants. That was of course until he joined forces with his younger brothers to form Oakhill IFS Ltd.

Dom is 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! and if you’ve lived in Woking as long as Dom then you may have had the pleasure of seeing him in his live music days’ as a singer and guitarist in various bands.

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 615 061

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.

Our Advisers

Joe De Vivo

Tel: 01483 615 072

About Joe

Joe, son to Carmine joined Oakhill back in December 2016, he’s a Mortgage & Insurance Consultant for Oakhill but also runs and oversees the general insurance department.  Similar to his cousin Dante, Joe worked 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 amongst the different communities in Woking and it’s his friendly and professional reputation that has helped him establish so quickly at Oakhill.

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

Dante Alighieri

Tel: 01483 615 067

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

Tel: 01483 615 064

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.

Robert Stevens

Tel: 01483 615 079

About Robert

Rob joined Oakhill in January 2019 as a Mortgage Adviser & has over 16 years’ experience within the industry since leaving University. Although Rob’s degree in Ancient History and Archaeology would not seem a natural fit for mortgage advising, his attention to detail has proved valuable in this field.

Shannon Johnson

Tel: 01483 615 075

About Shannon

Shannon joined Oakhill in July 2018 to assist Joe with our general insurance department, new to the financial services industry it was Shannon’s previous experience in customer service based roles including tattooing and care work and her friendly, professional approach that Oakhill couldn’t say no to!

Shannon looks after all of the residential insurance at Oakhill & is our dedicated general insurance adviser, so If you need any Home Insurance or Landlords insurance, please give her a call.

Shannon enjoys reading and swimming in her spare time, however you can normally find her dreaming of her next travels!

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.

Georgina Nixon

About Georgina

Georgina joined the Oakhill team in December 2017 as a Paraplanner, having previously worked in various roles within the financial services industry. Georgina has over 8 years’ experience & is also fully CeMAP qualified.

Georgina outside of work likes to spend time with her family and two sons, socialising, keeping fit by trampolining and going to various gym classes! Georgina loves decorating and has found a new hobby in upcycling furniture!

Lavinia De Vivo

About Lavinia

Lavinia joined Oakhill in August 2019. She is Dom’s youngest of four children and his only daughter. Having qualified from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Primary Education, Lavinia lived abroad and taught in Bangkok, Thailand for a year, before teaching in a local primary school for 3 years. After a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging 4 years of teaching under 6’s, Lavinia decided to have a change of career! She has now successfully completed her CeMAP qualifications and is working towards her competent adviser status for Mortgage and Protection.

Lavinia currently works as a Trainee Mortgage Adviser and is a Case Manager to Dom and Adam. Her priorities are to ensure clients applications are processed through to offer with the lender and completion with the solicitor, as smoothly as possible. Lavinia is also in charge of looking after the social media and marketing side of the company.

Outside of work Lavinia enjoys a variety of hobbies such as singing, travelling, cooking, going to the gym and reading!

Want to know more?

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