C0-Founder & Chief Strategist
Daniel Richardson is the founder and Founder & Strategist 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.
Co-Founder and President
Ryan Richardson is the President of Pantheon Private Lending. Ryan’s responsibilities include strategic oversight and advisory, relationship management, process development, underwriting, and accounting. Prior to joining Pantheon, Ryan was as a Portfolio Management Analyst for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he managed a portfolio of over 1.5 billion dollars in credit exposure for Fortune 500 corporate clients spanning a range of industries. During his tenure at SunTrust, Ryan excelled in evaluating loan structures and observed the importance of open, honest, and effective communication between lenders and stakeholders. Following a successful tenure at SunTrust, Ryan joined Pantheon to work more directly with individual business owners and help them achieve their real estate investment goals.
Ryan graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from North Carolina State University. He also holds Series 79 and Series 63 securities certifications.
Director of Business Development
Hamid Sedaghat is the Director of Business Development for Pantheon Private Lending. Hamid’s responsibilities include developing and expanding relationships with borrowing partners, working one-on-one with partners throughout the loan process, and providing innovative capital solutions to better serve clients. Prior to joining Pantheon Hamid worked for Pfizer, a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company, where he successfully managed projects on tight timelines for both Fortune 50 companies and smaller businesses. While at Pfizer, Hamid was increasingly drawn to investment real estate for his own investment opportunities. Hamid’s experiences with real estate investing and property management provided him with a thorough understanding of the needs and challenges of real estate investors. This experience, along with his natural entrepreneurial drive, led Hamid to pursue his career with Pantheon Private Lending where he will help real estate investors achieve their business and investment objectives through the effective procurement and utilization of investment capital.
Hamid is active in the community, and was instrumental in raising over 1 million dollars in grants and donations to improve local infrastructure, education, and health through the Pfizer Foundation. He frequently devotes his time to volunteer with UNC Healthcare, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and Youth Athletics.
Hamid holds a B.S. in Biology and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Management from North Carolina State University.
Director of Business Development
Chuck Hensley is the Director of Business Development for Pantheon Private Lending in Virginia and Georgia. Chuck’s responsibilities include developing and expanding relationships with borrowing partners, working one-on-one with partners throughout the loan process, and providing innovative capital solutions to better serve clients.
Chuck holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.