Meet Freddie Savundra the founder of Meet Parker, which is an AI development firm specializing in AI Assistants for the mortgage, insurance, and property sector. The organization launched its SaaS offering in January 2021, and now hosts a client bank of large and small firms, with shareholders and an advisory committee including Twenty7Tec, and other leading industry experts.
Meet Parker now designs and builds more than just the conventional AI chatbots. The firm’s experienced team offers a wide range of services for the mortgage, insurance, and property industry.
Freddie Savundra is a modern language graduate in Spanish, French, and Russian. Later he went to live in Russia, to learn more about the culture, and language. Then Freddie joined the British army and moved from the Royal Corps of Signals to the Royal Engineers. While serving the army, Freddie graduated and moved in mortgages with London and Country on their grad scheme. Later, Freddie left the organization to join Savills Private Finance and ultimately moved from being a help-to-buy Mortgage Advisor to CTO.
The History and Inception of Meet Parker
Meet Parker was programmed, by a team of mortgage brokers and estate agents to build a streamlined process that works for the client. It all started with social media, the team wanted to help clients connect with the answer they were looking for and the product has grown from there. As a firm, Meet Parker now integrates with over 10 different social channels and has insurance data and quotations provided by iPipeline, with mortgage criteria and data-led by Twenty7tec.
Freddie Savundra still remembers walking into a High Street Bank and enquiring about getting a mortgage. Freddie couldn’t believe it when he was told that he would need to make an appointment, 3 weeks from the date. It just seemed odd to him.
When Freddie Savundra saw how backward the house buying process had become and how there was a desperate need for a more practical solution, he began to design an engagement solution that ultimately formed the skeleton for Meet Parker. Since, 12 Months from launching, Freddie feels great to see how far the firm has come and how the incredible team of Meet Parker has accomplished its work.
Keeping it Simple
- As a leader, Freddie understands the pain points of property transactions, so Meet Parker offers;
- Premium customer service, backed by business experts during working hours. A simple to use UI, which is built for Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, and WeChat.
- Meet Parker searches online to find the best rates in the market.
- The firm runs an encrypted and secure service to keep clients’ data safe.
- Meet Parker generates a mortgage, insurance, and property decision in principle- passing the information to its clients’ businesses.
Freddie Savundra feels, that every aspect of start-up life is a learning lesson, it’s important to listen to the feedback and data that a team and clients put forward. In start-up life, one needs to spend months of time and development resources on projects that ultimately will need to be washed away. On the other hand, Freddie considers himself lucky, to have worked at the best fee-free brokerage in the country, it was a robust, slick, and well-driven machine. To move to SPF Private Clients and be lucky to have the opportunity to turn from mortgages into software and IT development is a chance very few people have, this is in part down to having a very supportive partner and a great mentor/support network. Ultimately, Freddie feels, it’s great to look back at the late nights and early starts and see what Team Parker has accomplished.
Mission and Vision
Under the leadership of Freddie Savundra, Meet Parker’s main mission is to engage. The firm wants to be the first contact for its clients’ businesses in order to connect seekers with experts.
As the mortgage market grows and develops, Freddie wants to put the client at the center of Meet Parker’s goal to create a seamless and frictionless client experience.
Preparing for the Future
When it comes to the future, Freddie Savundra is all excited about Parker 2.0! Freddie and his entire team hope to have reinvigorated the house buying process and raised the bar on certain aspects, in the hope that another tech firm will try to better what they have accomplished. As the founder of the firm, Freddie feels, that ultimately that level of competition is how you know you’re on the right track and will only be better for the market.