Our Leadership Team

Daniel Richardson III

Founder & President

Daniel Richardson is the founder and President of Pantheon Private Lending, a boutique private lending firm currently operating in forty-three states. Founded in 2012, Pantheon has established itself as one of the most reputable private lenders for fix and flip real estate investors in the nation. Daniel’s original vision for Pantheon was to provide a relationship-based, service-oriented source of capital for real estate investors, and the company has remained committed to this vision over the years. Pantheon specializes in working with real estate investors who complete multiple projects each year, often becoming an integral part of each investor’s business process. By eliminating the capital concerns associated with financing their real estate investments, Pantheon allows its borrowing partners to leverage their own capital and time across more projects each year.

Prior to founding Pantheon Private Lending, Daniel enjoyed a successful career with American Express, becoming the youngest person ever appointed Regional Vice President at the age of 30. During his 14 years as a Regional VP, Daniel’s region consistently ranked in the top three of the 45 regions comprising the 12,000 financial advisors of American Express with many years spent as the number one region in the country. Daniel was awarded the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1991. During his tenure with American Express, Daniel provided leadership and oversight to more than 1,000 financial advisors helping nearly 300,000 clients realize their personal and financial goals. After 21 years of corporate leadership experience teaching financial advisors and clients to achieve their business and financial goals, Daniel retired from American Express in January 2008.

While at American Express, Daniel began investing in commercial real estate, first as his own personal investment strategy, and then by developing syndicated real estate partnerships for other investors. Between 1999 and 2008, Daniel organized the purchase and management of 35 commercial properties worth over $135 million. Daniel became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 2006.

Daniel holds a B.A. from Roanoke College in Political Science. He earned his NASD Securities license in 1987, the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1991, the Real Estate Broker’s license in 2006.

Ryan Richardson

Vice President 

Ryan Richardson is the Vice President of Business Development of Pantheon Private Lending. Ryan’s responsibilities include guiding borrowing partners through the loan process, serving as the primary contact point for questions and concerns, relationship development, business expansion initiatives, and ensuring underwriting integrity. Prior to joining Pantheon, Ryan worked as a Corporate Credit Underwriter for SunTrust Bank, where he managed a portfolio of over 1.5 billion dollars in credit exposure for Fortune 500 corporate clients across a range of different industries. During his tenure at SunTrust, Ryan excelled in evaluating loan structures and came to understand the importance of open, honest, and effective communication between lenders and borrowing partners. Following his successful tenure at SunTrust, Ryan knew that his passion was working more directly with individual business owners and joined Pantheon Private Lending to bring his experience and skills to helping individual real estate investors achieve their capital needs and more rapidly expand their real estate investment businesses.

Ryan holds a B.A. in Economics from North Carolina State University. He also holds Series 79 and Series 63 securities certifications.

Carlos Joniaux

Marketing Director

Carlos Joniaux is the Marketing Director of Pantheon Private Lending. Carlos’ responsibilities include communications, branding, website design, social media, events, and database management. Prior to joining Pantheon, Carlos served in various roles at global mass media networks and advertising agencies in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Carlos’ extensive marketing expertise has helped Pantheon reach and serve real estate investors nationwide.

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