Allen Jingst has joined LenderClose, a provider of mortgage origination software, as senior vice president of sales, while Wes Peterson has joined the firm 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, Iowa-based payments platform active in the fintech startup community. There, Jingst grew sales revenue by 60% 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.
Peterson previously worked for 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.