has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointments of three vice presidents to support the company’s rapidly expanding roster of mortgage lender clients: Kent Besaw as VP of customer success; Kevin McKenzie as VP of finance; and Shane Westra as VP of product.
Besaw has 17 years of management experience in the financial services and technology sectors. In his role as VP of customer success, he will help maximize client outcomes and loyalty. Prior to joining SimpleNexus, Besaw held positions as director of customer success at SaltStack, an IT automation software company; and Instructure, an education and professional development platform.
McKenzie has 15 years of experience in financial analysis and controllership. As VP of finance for SimpleNexus, McKenzie will leverage his finance and accounting acumen to fiscally position the company for the next stage of its development. Previously, McKenzie held VP of finance roles at Zane Benefits and AdvancedMD, where he successfully led finance teams to drive scalable growth.
Westra brings a 20-year background in product development to his role as VP of product for SimpleNexus. Westra’s past roles in Silicon Valley and Utah’s local tech scene have helped companies such as Bynder and LexisNexis grow revenue and establish mature and scalable product development lifecycles.
“Our rapidly growing user base underscores a strong lender appetite for digital mortgage tools that help fill referral pipelines and improve loan application conversion,” said SimpleNexus President and COO Ben Miller. “We are proud to welcome three talented leaders who share SimpleNexus’ commitment to excellence and innovation.”