SimpleNexus appoints three new vice presidents

by Duffie Osental08 Jul 2019

Digital mortgage firm SimpleNexus has appointed Kent Besaw as vice president of customer success, Kevin McKenzie as vice president of finance, and Shane Westra as vice president of product.

In a statement, SimpleNexus said that the three appointments will support the company’s rapidly expanding roster of mortgage lender clients.

Besaw has more than 17 years of management experience in the financial services and technology sectors. 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.

Meanwhile, McKenzie has 15 years of experience in financial analysis and controllership. He was previously vice president of finance roles at Zane Benefits and AdvancedMD, where he led finance teams to drive scalable growth.

Lastly, Westra has more than 20 years of experience in product development to his role as VP of product for SimpleNexus. His past roles in Silicon Valley and Utah’s local tech scene have helped companies such as Bynder and LexisNexis grow revenue and establish 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 Ben Miller, president and chief executive officer at SimpleNexus. “We are proud to welcome three talented leaders who share SimpleNexus’ commitment to excellence and innovation.”