Silvernest Adds CFO and CMO to Executive Management Team

Kelly Hickey and Scott Dingfield bring more than 40 years combined experience to lead the continued growth of the roommate matching service for Americans ages 50+

Boulder, Colo. – March 16, 2016 – Lifestyle technology startup, Silvernest today announced the expansion of its executive management team. Kelly Hickey joins Silvernest as CFO, and Scott Dingfield takes on the role of chief marketing and innovation officer. Both executives will work directly with CEO and co-founder Wendi Burkhardt to lead the continued growth of Silvernest’s roommate matching service as an “aging in place” alternative for Americans ages 50 plus.

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“Hickey and Dingfield combine functional expertise and proven experience with high-growth companies, as well as a shared passion for applying innovative thinking to the challenges facing our aging population,” said Wendi Burkhardt, co-founder and CEO of Silvernest. “Silvernest customers will benefit greatly from their collective expertise and willingness to think differently about housing and homeownership as one of the top concerns for aging Americans.”

“The aging in place technology market is estimated to grow to more than $30 billion by 2030 and Silvernest is well positioned as a leader in helping our aging population live a life full of connections and care on their own terms,” said Dingfield. “Future expansion into new markets and delivery channels will provide Silvernest with countless ways to connect with prospective customers and partners – I look forward to being part of this journey.”

“As a technology startup targeting the baby boomers - a market that is on a trajectory to swell to more than 140 million by 2030, Silvernest is poised for rapid growth,” said Hickey. “I am pleased to join Silvernest in the early stages to help the company set up a strong foundation for future success,” said Hickey. “The opportunity to focus on the core business while also making a positive impact on such a crucial segment of our population that has also been so influential in my life is something I am eager to be a part of.”

About Silvernest

Silvernest is pioneering a new era in homesharing with an online service that pairs homeowners with qualified housemates, giving baby boomers, empty nesters and others a modern-day housing alternative. Through its roommate-matching, lease management and localized support services, Silvernest combines the tools, expertise and commitment to help people confidently participate in the homesharing movement. This hassle-free service takes care of the details, providing peace-of-mind by enabling people to stay in their homes, while benefiting from extra income and shared experiences. Visit us online at, read our blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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