WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velocity Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VEL) (“Velocity” or the “Company”), today announced Roland Kelly has joined Velocity’s Executive Leadership team as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Roland will oversee the company’s legal, compliance and corporate secretary functions, reporting to Velocity's President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Farrar, and Velocity's Board of Directors.
Chris Farrar stated, “We are very pleased to have Roland join Velocity’s leadership team and his considerable expertise will help guide us as we normalize operations and look to grow as a public company.”
Previously, Roland was a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel for Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a Fortune 500 company focused on investment and merchant banking. Earlier in his career, he worked for the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and was a regulator with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Roland earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in business administration/finance from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
About Velocity Financial, Inc.
Based in Westlake Village, California, Velocity is a vertically integrated real estate finance company that originates and manages investor loans secured by 1-4 unit residential rental and small commercial properties. Velocity originates loans nationwide across an extensive network of independent mortgage brokers it has built and refined over 15 years.