Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Leader 

Our team at Coastal American Funding LLC is fast, friendly, experienced and here to help you every step of the process!


Daren Thomas - Principal Broker & CEO 

Daren is a proven leader in the mortgage finance and real estate industry.  Having worked in mortgage finance for over 33 years he has helped hundreds of customers achieve their dreams of homeownership.  He understands that every customer possesses their own unique set of circumstances and so he caters his extensive knowledge and expertise to match the best loan product for the situation.  He lives by the Golden Rule and believes in treating everyone fairly and respectfully.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he obtained a Business Degree in Finance in 1991.  During his  33 year career he has served in many leadership positions including, the Co-Founder and former SVP, Director of Mortgage Operations at Lendmark Financial Services, a $2Billion company, for 10 years and most recently the Regional Manager of Southpoint Financial Services in Navarre, FL for 15 years.    He also believes strongly in serving his community and has served on several non-profit boards and is a proud Rotarian of the Navarre Rotary Club for the past 15 years where he has served as President twice.  He is a family man and married his college sweetheart over 31 years ago and has three wonderful sons and a sweet Golden Doodle dog named Sophie.