Leadership

Pritam Advani

CEO, PCN Network

Pritam Advani is one of the co-founders of PCN Network and has been the visionary behind the company's unique business model. He is a seasoned executive with an extensive financial and business background. As a result of this experience, Pritam has been able to successfully interpret the current state of the title/mortgage services market and develop unique solutions, including PCN's proprietary Safe Escrow technology which provides the industry's first centrally managed but locally executable funding solution.

Prior to founding PCN Network, Pritam held senior executive positions at both private and public companies including as Vice President of Business Development with NECHealth, Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer at E-Transport Inc., TechRx, Inc. and Cost Containment Corporation. He previously practiced as a CPA with Ernst and Young, LLP for over 10 years.

Pritam serves or has served as a director on the Board of Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc., TrueCommerce, Inc., and Uptivity and as Director and Treasurer of The Verland Foundation and Family Services of Western PA., not-for-profit social services providers.

Kenneth Smolar

President, PCN Network

Kenneth Smolar is President of PCN. Ken previously served as PCN's Executive Vice President. Since PCN's inception in 2004, Ken has been responsible for sales and business development, generating all of its new business and overseeing customer accounts. Ken is known throughout the national title industry as having expertise on UPL matters and has served as a panelist at multiple national title industry conferences and forums.

Previously, Ken practiced law in private and government capacities. He served as Counsel for the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Ken additionally has worked in a business development and customer relations capacity with several businesses. Ken received a B.A. from Haverford College and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mary Andriko

Senior Operations and Compliance Counsel

Mary Andriko joined the organization in 2011 and has focused her legal career within the title insurance and settlement services industry. She routinely advises title agents, settlement services providers, lenders, and others with respect to the development and implementation of compliant processes, business operations, contract negotiation, and policies and procedures that comply with state and federal real estate law. She is nationally recognized as an authority on real estate unauthorized practice of law (UPL) compliance.

Mary fully understands the legal, economic, and operational aspects of the real estate marketplace. She possesses both large scale strategic vision as well as the ability to consider small details and their significance in specific operational requirements. Mary is regularly involved with advancing technology development initiatives to enhance operational efficiencies while providing legally compliant solutions.

Mary obtained both her B.A. and J.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mary enjoys speaking at national conferences on topics such as UPL compliance and fraud protection. She is an active member of the American Land Title Association and Pennsylvania Land Title Association and holds title agent licenses in 27 states.

Ian Ford

Senior Operations Director

Ian Ford joined PCN in January 2020 and manages PCN Operations. Ian oversees a growing International team whose focus is: Risk Mitigation, Customer Satisfaction and Process Efficiency. In that order. Ian and his team utilize existing technology enhancements and flexible staffing solutions to help maintain PCN's focus on fraud prevention while finding ways to decrease opportunities for error and increase productivity. Ian understands that while our customers need ever increasing ease of use via integrations, the core function of our business is security and fraud prevention.

Prior to joining PCN Network, Ian worked at a major Underwriter for 18 years. During that time, he held several positions with multiple divisions including Escrow Closing Manager, Global Production Manager, Production Quality Assurance Manager and IT Product Manager. His experience with in those various divisions allowed him to gain a broad and deep knowledge of the Title and Settlement Services Industry.

JoAnne P. D'Onofrio

Senior Operations and Customer Success Manager

JoAnne D'Onofrio has over 30 years of title industry experience. She began her career as a real estate paralegal where she was instrumental in growing the firm's real estate practice from a few transactions a month to 100 plus a month. JoAnne obtained extensive real estate experience during tenures at Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Buchanon Ingersoll, and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates), managing the real estate title agencies within each of the law firms, and went on to manage the Funding and Recording divisions of a large national title agency. She is familiar with all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions, from title search to post disbursement.

JoAnne joined PCN Network, LLC in 2014. Today, she focuses her attention on Safe Escrow and working with title agents and underwriters to better understand the threats posed by cyber criminals. JoAnne is known throughout the industry as a leading speaker on fraud protection.

JoAnne received her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed title agent in 29 states. She is an active member of PLTA, FLTA, and ALTA.