Home loan servicer Vericrest Financial Inc. appointed Ben Purser its chief risk officer this week.

Purser assumed his new duties on Monday, Jan. 7. He brings more than two decades of experience in the mortgage lending industry to Vericrest and most recently served the Office of Financial Stability at the United States Department of the Treasury as chief compliance officer.

In that role, Purser oversaw compliance issues related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Purser previously held senior leadership positions at FBR Capital Markets Corp., Riggs Bank and served the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the securities, capital markets and trust branch.