Sesame has appointed David Jennings as business development director to focus on the growth of the network’s protection arm.
Previously senior sales manager at Sesame, Mr Jennings will report to the new managing director, who is also due to be announced after Mark Graves announced he was leaving in September.
In the newly created role, Mr Jennings will be responsible for the recruitment of mortgage and protection firms into the network.
Martin Schultheiss, managing director of parent company Sesame Bankhall Group, said: "Protection business has been a real success story for our group, increasing by over 20 per cent in the last two years, clearly demonstrating that we’re the network of choice for firms looking to grow and improve their business.
"With the support of our dedicated team, Sesame members have embraced the opportunity to put protection at the heart of their conversations with clients."
He added: "We now want to invest further in our leadership team to continue to build on this success. This will also encompass David driving our adviser growth across the network as a whole, by leading our experienced recruitment team that delivered impressive results in 2018 and has had a great start to 2019."
Mr Jennings added: "I’m proud to be leading such a strong and experienced team, and very pleased to now have this opportunity to help more advisory firms to build profitable and sustainable businesses.
"Our team is committed to working closely with advisory firms and giving them all the tools they need to grow, whilst all the time ensuring they do this safely by managing and mitigating their business risks.
"This is something we’re looking to expand further with more support for firms on business modelling, and through the adoption of a more consultative process across our protection network."