Meet the team

Our Team…

We are a family-run business driven to provide you with excellent service by combining our enthusiasm and expert knowledge, thus establishing a lifelong professional relationship so that we can continue to support you with all your mortgage and protection needs for now and the future.

Looking to join our team?

We are often looking to expand our brilliant team and we will always accept CV’s for experienced advisers as well as enthusiastic sales support, admin and office staff.

If you feel that you would be the perfect fit for Oakhill IFS and would like to see if we have any opportunities, please feel free to send us over an email with a copy of your CV to


Dom De Vivo


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.

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Carmine De Vivo


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.

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Alberto De Vivo


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!

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Joe De Vivo

Mortgage & Protection Consultant

About Joe
Joe, son to Carmine joined Oakhill back in December 2016, he’s a Mortgage & Insurance Consultant for Oakhill. 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.

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Lavinia De Vivo

Mortgage & Protection Consultant

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 degree in ‘Primary Education’, Lavinia lived and taught in Bangkok for a year, before teaching in a local UK 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 then successfully completed her CeMAP qualifications and achieved her competent adviser status for Mortgage and Protection in just over 1 year!

Lavinia currently works as a Mortgage and Protection Consultant. Her priorities are to ensure client’s are well advised and looked after in both mortgage and protection needs.  

Outside of work Lavinia enjoys a variety of hobbies such as singing, travelling, cooking, exercise classes and reading!

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Dante Alighieri

Mortgage & Protection Consultant

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.

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Adam Pendry

Mortgage Consultant

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.

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Robert Stevens

Mortgage & Protection Consultant

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.

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Mortgage Administration & Business Support

Georgina Nixon


About Georgina
Georgina joined the Oakhill team in December 2017 as a Para-planner, 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!

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Lucia Longobardi

Case Manager and PA

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 alike other case managers ensures all of Alberto’s client’s 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!

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Nicki Barnard

Case Manager

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.

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Jan Siebert

Case Manager

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.

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John Pringle

Case Manager

About John
John joined Oakhill IFS in 2022.

John works as a case manager and is responsible for administering and chasing on mortgage applications submitted by Dom, Adam & Lavinia from their submission to the mortgage lender and right through to their completion.

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