Glasgow-based technology firm Exizent, which connects legal services firms with banks and the wider financial services community, has appointed Mitchel Lenson as non-executive chairman.

Lenson served as managing director, global head of operations and operations IT at global investment house UBS Warburg, and director of group operations at Credit Suisse First Boston, before becoming group chief information officer at Deutsche Bank from 2000-2005.

Mitchel Lenson

Mitchel Lenson

Lenson sits on the board of Currency Cloud, which allows fintechs to easily build cross-border payments and FX functionality into their platforms, and BioCatch, the global leader in AI-driven behavioural biometrics. He was previously a long-serving non-executive director at Nationwide Building Society.

Lenson commented: 'I am excited to be joining Exizent, a fine example of the role technology can play in improving an area that has been long overlooked. Exizent’s vision to improve the bereavement experience and fundamentally reduce the administrative burden on families is a proposition that really resonates with me, and I’m looking forward to supporting them on their journey.'

Exizent founder and CEO Nick Cousins added: 'I am delighted that Mitchel has decided to join us. He brings a proven track record in financial services and technical innovation and his appointment is a key step in our evolution as we seek to make the bereavement experience better for everyone involved.'

Exizent connects data, services and the network of people involved when someone passes away, in an effort to reduce uncertainty, increase speed and make the process simpler.