Open Lending Announces New VP of Captives and Finance and New Regional VP of Sales

AUSTIN, TX- Open Lending, a leading provider of loan analytics, risk-based pricing, and automated decision technology for credit unions and other lenders, is pleased to announce the addition of Brice Beard as VP of Captives and Finance and Alan Coursey as Regional Vice President of Sales in the northwest region to their rapidly growing team.

Brice Beard | Open Lending VP of Captives and Finance

As the new VP of Captives and Finance, Brice Beard brings with him over 25 years of experience in the auto finance space, most recently as the major account executive at TransUnion. Although the first half of Beard’s career was spent in the lender side of the business, his recent roles have focused on selling into and managing auto lender accounts with a focus on credit data and technology platforms. In his new role at Open Lending, Beard will be using his expertise to lead sales efforts in relationship to captives and finance companies.

Beard says, “I am very excited to join Open Lending so that I can educate the Captive/Bank/FinCo space on the benefits of the Lenders Protection Program.”

Alan Coursey joins Open Lending as the Regional Vice President of Sales in the northwest region after 5 years at State National Company. While there, Coursey was named Salesperson of the Year two out of the last three years. In addition to his success at State National, Alan has previous experience working for several fortune 500 companies in sales and management positions. Coursey’s leadership and tremendous relationships in the northwest will be key in expanding Open Lending’s presence and market share moving forward.

Coursey is equally eager for his new role saying, “I am extremely excited to join the Open Lending team. This organization is best in class at transcending the near and non-prime auto lending industry. I look forward to working alongside financial institutions in the West/Northwest and providing the platform that will allow them to approve more auto loans”.

Open Lending’s president and CEO, John Flynn, reiterates Beard’s and Coursey’s many strengths stating, “Both have extensive backgrounds in the automotive industry and bring a wealth of knowledge and information to the company. We are glad to have them on board.”


Open Lending, LLC works exclusively with automotive lenders by providing loan analytics, risk-based pricing, risk modeling and automated decision technology. Based in Austin, Texas, the company serves more than 400 financial institutions nationwide. Through its proprietary technology, the Lenders Protection Program, financial institutions leverage powerful tools and customized analytics to underwrite direct and indirect loan approval decisions in seconds. Lenders are empowered to increase near and non-prime automotive loan volumes and yields with the protection of A-rated insurance carriers, preventing additional risk to their loan portfolio. Founded in 2000, Lenders Protection, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Open Lending, LLC.