Highly experienced in capital markets and asset management, our executive leadership team is committed to driving profitable outcomes for all our stakeholders – employees, investors, and borrowers. 

Management Team

Danya Sawyer


Ms. Sawyer brings more than 20 years of successful strategic leadership within Operations, Capital Markets, Product Management, and Compliance across multiple origination channels. Ms. Sawyer most recently served as Senior Vice President, Client Solutions at Consolidated Analytics, overseeing originator assessments and enterprise-wide due diligence on behalf of institutional investors offering warehouse financing solutions, whole loan acquisitions, and securitization options within Agency, Non-Agency, Non-QM, and Business Purpose lending. 
Ms. Sawyer built her career at Countrywide, initially operating in various pricing and operational roles before developing a de novo broker to banker channel. After growing that channel to a run rate of over $1 billion in monthly production, she was promoted to various senior management positions at Countrywide/Bank of America.  


Stephen Krallman


Mr. Krallman brings over 20 years of applicable experience related to lending, underwriting, and valuation areas of real estate and finance.

Mr. Krallman has had successful tenures at Anchor Loans, Ares Management, Ocwen Financial, and Kenneth Leventhal & Company in multiple finance, accounting, and audit roles. 


Varun Singhal

Head of Capital Markets

Mr. Singhal, the head of Algent’s India operations, is responsible for overseeing the portfolio oversight, due diligence, and underwriting teams. The India team has been responsible for the pricing and acquisition efforts of approximately $1.9B of residential assets and $2.5B of non-performing loans (NPLs).  
Prior to joining Algent, Mr. Singhal worked for Ocwen Financial Corp, where he developed prepayment and default models for both MSR acquisition efforts and ongoing valuations of acquired tranches. 


Thresa Daftan

Chief Credit Officer of Residential

Ms. Daftan has over 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry, with over 17 years of applicable experience in underwriting and valuation areas of real estate. Since joining Algent in 2013, she has been responsible for underwriting operations and due diligence of non-performing loans for Front Yard Residential Corporation. Her responsibilities included approval of construction budget for assets requiring renovation/repairs.

Prior to joining Algent, Mrs. Daftan worked for Altisource and Ocwen Financial Corporation where she was a team lead for Underwriting and Claims Investigation for MGIC. 


Sarah Maynard

Director of HR

Ms. Maynard has over 10 years of business experience including her recent position as Director of HR and Administration for AAMC. She is responsible for both US and India employee operations and administration and is proficient in labor relations, payroll, recruitment and compliance.

Sarah is a native of St. Croix and has earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources and Society of Human Resources Virgin Islands. 


Ruben Camacho

Director of IT

Mr. Camacho brings to the team over 21 years of technical and management experience in Information Technology, Program Management, Business Development, Business Processes Improvement, Enterprise, and Service-Oriented Architectures, for both the public and private sectors. 


Board of Directors

Algent aims to become a leading provider of financial and liquidity services for underrepresented and underserved communities. Our board members are an essential part of carrying that aspiration into reality. 

Ricardo C. Byrd

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Byrd is the Executive Director of the National Association of Neighborhoods. He is considered a public policy catalyst, a community outreach strategist, and resource person to the White House, Congressional and government officials, corporations, and community leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.


John A. Engerman

Board Member

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Engerman is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Strategy Group VI, a U.S. Virgin Islands professional services firm. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Howard University.


Charles Frischer

Board Member

General partner of LFF Partners, a family office based in Seattle. Mr. Frischer was a multi-family loan underwriter and originator at Capri Capital for 10 years. As a Principal at Zephyr for 4 years, he was responsible for the asset management of more than 5,000 multi-family units and all related financings of the portfolio. He holds an B.A. in Government from the College of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University.