CMG Financial and Realty ONE Group has appointed Raffie Kalajian as the president of its new home financing joint venture, EPiQ LENDING.

Kalajian, who has more than two decades of mortgage experience, joined EPiQ from New Penn Financial. He has also held leadership roles at regional and national lenders throughout Southern California, including PMAC Lending Services, Skyline Financial, and Security Pacific Home Loans.

Formed last month, EPiQ LENDING is currently live in Arizona and California, with plans to expand to Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

“With a combination of our proven mortgage platform and engaged partner with a network of over 15,000 agents, EPiQ LENDING is poised to be one of the best destinations for loan officers,” Chris Harris, national joint venture manager at CMG Financial, said in a statement.

“The most important goal for EPiQ is to grow the organization the right way and hire people with shared visions for success,” Kalajian said. “As a company, we are working toward the goal of providing the best possible experience for everyone involved in the mortgage transaction, including the loan officer, the Realtor, and especially the client. We know how stressful buying a home can be. If we do our jobs correctly, our clients will want to brag about how easy their experience was.”