Industry veteran takes on the previously separate roles
Panorama Mortgage Group, originally from Alterra Home Loans, has named Ryan Kerian as chief compliance officer and general counsel.
The Las Vegas-based mortgage lender said that this is the first time PMG has combined mortgage compliance and general counsel into one role. Kerian will oversee all legal, compliance, and operational functions. He will also be in charge of protecting the interests of both the company and its clients.
“The pandemic has forced the industry to change faster than ever before. Today’s consumers are more comfortable with technology and expect us to be tech-enabled too,” said Jason Madiedo, CEO and co-founder of PMG. “Traditional compliance leaders often struggle to keep up with these needs and changes, which makes us so excited about Ryan joining our team. His comfort and experience with technology will have a huge impact on how we do business going forward.”
Kerian is a seasoned legal executive with over 15 years of experience and has held several leadership positions both within and outside the mortgage industry. He joined PMG from GoPrime Mortgage, where he most recently served as chief administrative officer and general counsel. Before that, he was deputy general for Celebrity Home Loans.
“My goal is to help shepherd the company toward greater success in a way that really serves our consumers and sets an example for the industry,” Kerian said. “We’re at an interesting intersection – in history and the industry – and we have a special opportunity to build upon the legacy of this company to continue to bring credit and pride of homeownership to Hispanics and African Americans.
“As a minority myself in the LGBT community, I deeply understand the importance of diversity and the need to further it in all of our work,” Kerian added. “I hope to help ensure PMG continues to lead the way in this area over the next few decades and beyond.”