New non-exec Chairman for Exizent as they take next step in evolution to make bereavement experience better for everyone

Start-up tech firm Exizent, whose innovative platform is transforming bereavement by connecting legal services firms with banks and the wider financial services community,, has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Mitchel Lenson as Non-Executive Chairman.

Mitchel was a long-serving Non-Executive Director at Nationwide Building Society before stepping down in 2019 and brings extensive financial services and technology innovation experience to the Board, gained through both his executive and non-executive careers.

His career spans over 30 years, with roles at Deutsche Bank, UBS Warburg, Credit Suisse First Boston and J.P. Morgan. He currently sits on the board of Currency Cloud, which allows the next generation of fintechs to quickly and easily build cross-border payments and FX functionality into their platforms, as well BioCatch, the global leader in AI-driven behavioural biometrics.

Mitchel, who has an MBA in international finance from City University Business School and a BA in Business Finance from City of London Polytechnic, says he is excited to be joining Exizent, whom, he describes as "a fine example of the role technology can play in improving an area that has been long overlooked."

He said: "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.”

Nick Cousins, who is founder and CEO, says he is delighted Mitchel has decided to join Exizent, saying his extensive experience will be a huge asset as they move forward with their vision of improving the entire bereavement process:

"Mitchel 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 is the first ever platform that connects data, services and the network of people involved when someone passes away. The company’s mission is to reduce uncertainty, increase speed and make the process far simpler.

The company was founded by former financial services veteran Nick Cousins and transformation and technology leader Aleks Tomczyk (pictured left). The business successfully raised £3.6 million in funding from several investors including FNZ, the global platform-as-a-service firm which reached unicorn status in 2018.