LenderClose has announced the addition of Allen Jingst and Wes Peterson to its growing team. Jingst will serve as Senior Vice President of Sales, and Peterson as Relationship Manager.
Jingst has an extensive sales background in the technology sector. Mostly recently, he served as Director of Sales for Dwolla, a Des Moines-based payments platform active in the fintech startup community. There, Jingst grew sales revenue by 60 percent, while hiring and training a sales team that tripled under his leadership. Prior to Dwolla, Jingst surpassed sales goals as a leader within teams at Dice.com and BirdDog HR, both Des Moines-based technology companies.
“We are excited to add another mentorship-minded executive to our team,” said Ben Rempe, LenderClose’s Chief Operating Officer. “Individual growth is just as important to us as team growth, and Allen’s experience developing young leaders is second-to-none. We’re excited to support his efforts to create a challenging and inclusive environment for the talented sales professionals who have joined this team.”
Peterson will be among the sales professionals reporting to Jingst. He joins LenderClose from the Iowa Finance Authority where he served as director of government relations, advocating for the passage or rejection of legislation on behalf of the agency and the Iowa Governor’s office. Prior to the Iowa Finance Authority, Peterson worked with the Republican Party of Iowa, first as deputy finance director and then as deputy house majority fund director. He has also contributed to a number of political campaigns since 2007.
“Wes’ extensive experience in government relations and finance positions him perfectly to consult with our community financial institution clients,” said Rempe. “As our most recent experience advocating for the passage of e-notary legislation proved, innovation and regulation are perpetually intertwined. With Wes on our team, clients can be confident LenderClose not only understands, but is working to shape, the future of financial services legislation to help them thrive in the era of digital banking.”