Our Team
John Nierad
John Nierad
President, Phoenix
D. Michael Patrick
D. Michael Patrick
Executive Vice President, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

D. Michael (Mike) Patrick is the Executive Vice President of Sunrise Mortgage. He has more than 40 years of experience in mortgage banking and was an original co-founder of Sunrise Mortgage in 1983. He moved from Phoenix, AZ to San Luis Obispo, CA in 1990 and opened the second Sunrise Mortgage office in his hometown. Mike is known for his thoughtful evaluations and creative solutions to financing puzzles. He has many decades-long relationships with borrowers and lenders and continues to be a top producer in the company. Two of his three daughters also work at Sunrise.

Mike is also a founding director and board member of Founders Community Bank, now part of Premier Valley Bank, a Heartland Financial subsidiary. He serves on the board of directors of the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County and is President of the Real Estate Foundation, under the Community Foundation’s umbrella. He is also the past President of the SLO Children’s Museum and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.

In his free time, Mike enjoys singing with the California Vocal Arts Ensemble, hiking, and spending time with his wife of 37 years, DD, their three daughters and two grand dogs.

Lew Hastings
Lew Hastings
Executive Vice President, Pasadena
Bryan A. Kenny
Bryan A. Kenny
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, West Los Angeles
West Los Angeles

Bryan A. Kenny has been actively originating commercial real estate loans for Sunrise Mortgage since 2002.  As a partner for the firm, Bryan manages the firm’s Southern California production and focuses on the firm’s overall lender development.  His utmost concern is his clients’ needs, always listening and delivering on the best capital solution for their deals while focusing on the long term lender relationships that has shaped the firm’s reputation in a competitive landscape.

Prior to his career in commercial real estate financing, Mr. Kenny was a production and story development executive in the motion picture industry, working on several Academy Award nominated studio feature films, including Great Expectations (1998), A Little Princess (1995), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) and Born Yesterday (1993).

Personally, Mr. Kenny graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University in 1991 and is married to Dr. Monica Sarang, an internist in private practice, with whom they have two teenaged sons.  They are strong supporters of various youth leadership organizations.  Bryan has volunteered extensively over the years fundraising for their sons’ school and coaching/managing numerous youth sports.  Currently, Bryan sits on the school board of six Alliance College-Ready Public Schools within the greater Los Angeles area.  Outside of work and volunteering, Bryan is either traveling, golfing, fishing or cooking for his family and friends.

Kevin Petit
Kevin Petit
Senior Vice President, San Luis Obispo
Lewis J. Hastings III
Lewis J. Hastings III
Senior Vice President, Phoenix
Phoenix

Lewis J. Hastings III joined Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Co. fresh out of college in the spring of 1995, and for more than twenty years has provided critical support throughout the development of both the company’s portfolio and their many key investor-lender relationships. He holds a B.S. in History with an emphasis in Land Use and Urban Planning. He is from La Canada, California.

Joseph John Nierad
Joseph John Nierad
Senior Vice President – Loan Servicing, Phoenix
Phoenix

Joseph John Nierad began his tenure with Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Co. as a Loan Analyst/Field Representative in 2000. An AVP since 2010, he now helms the loan servicing department, overseeing payment collections, insurance monitoring, UCC monitoring, loan events, inspections, NOI analysis, rate adjustments and maturing loans. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Grand Canyon University and a Certificate in Web Development from Paradise Valley Community College. He hails from St. Paul, Minnesota.