2022 HW Vanguard: Shane Westra


Shane Westra, chief product officer at SimpleNexus, an nCino company, has helped shape the digital mortgage ecosystem by leading the development of best-in-class technology that is used by 400 plus enterprise mortgage lenders and touches one in seven U.S. mortgage loans. On an accelerated timeline, Westra’s leadership has helped SimpleNexus evolve from a mobile-first point of sale product to a homeownership platform with five distinct product offerings. In short, Westra is setting the bar and the pace of mortgage tech innovation.

Westra is leading the way in the emerging eMortgage technology as a highly passionate, forward-thinking leader. Among his most notable contributions has been his oversight of the rapid enhancement of the Nexus Closing, SimpleNexus’s eClose solution. During this time, he oversaw the build out of RON and eSigning functionality, which gives lenders the flexibility to conduct eClosings from anywhere.

What has been the secret to your success? 

Understand and care about the users. They are the individuals we are serving and the group that we are innovating for. Focusing on making things as easy as possible for our users is the ultimate source of clarity.


Shane Westra


Chief Product Officer

Company Name:

SimpleNexus, an nCino company

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