About Us

Scienna was founded in 2009 to provide best-in-class advisory and support services to the mortgage industry. We enjoy collaborating with clients and colleagues to solve business problems in novel ways. We place a premium on maintaining an engaging and constructive work environment in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We deliver only the highest quality work product; anything less would make our hard work less gratifying.


If you feel that you could be an asset to our team and this sounds like an atmosphere that you would thrive in, please contact us using the "Connect" page or send us an email at opportunities@scienna.com.


Scienna's Founder and President, Peter A. Krell, brings broad-based experience to the firm from a successful career in mortgage-related services.

Mr. Krell cofounded The Clayton Group, Inc. in 1990 to provide premium mortgage portfolio analysis and due diligence services to the banking and investment banking industries. In his role as Chief Technologist, he designed and created ground-breaking, laptop-based loan file review and reporting software that helped Clayton become a leading provider of due diligence services to the capital markets within a remarkably short time period.

In 1995, Mr. Krell and Clayton's principals founded Clayton National, Inc., a special servicer of sub-performing loans and manager of distressed real estate assets. Mr. Krell created a proprietary asset management system, default loan workout software and residential property valuation models that stood at the center of the company’s process. Clayton National was sold to GMAC Mortgage in 2001, and became part of its Client Branded Solutions group. Clayton’s core business continued to prosper, and eventually became public (as Clayton Holdings) in the spring of 2006. Mr. Krell departed the firm in the spring of 2007.