SMB fintech Nav hires three new leaders for continued growth

PRNewswireFebruary 8, 20243 min

Nav, the leading financial health platform for small businesses, has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of three new executives.

By aggregating credit and financial data, Nav has connected SMBs to capital resulting in overĀ $110,000,000Ā in funding and connected users to over 500,000 credit cards in 2023. Additionally, Nav has welcomed three new executives to their leadership team includingĀ James RauenĀ – VP of Data,Ā Brad SimmonsĀ – VP of Marketing, andĀ Landon PearsonĀ – VP of People. Each leader comes from a background of leading popular fintech platforms to explosive growth.

James RauenĀ comes to Nav from where he served as VP of Analytics and Data Science. Prior to Rauen had leadership roles at both Uber and Google. In his role, James and his team will continue to build Nav’s ability to take a proprietary view of a person, a business, an industry, a product, or a transaction to power Nav’s world class customer experience.

Brad SimmonsĀ comes to Nav from fintech blockchain leader Figure where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Figure, Simmons held leadership roles at Sofi, Ten-X and Experian.

Simmons will drive brand, growth and customer communication strategy helping to deliver on Nav’s promise of eliminating irrelevance and subjectivity for small businesses.

Landon PearsonĀ comes to Nav from Martech leader DemandBase where he served as the Chief People Officer and helped the company through multiple stages of growth, expanding from 40 people to over 850 in multiple countries. Pearson will drive Nav’s competitive advantage, its people, as the company continues to scale and hire top quality talent.

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