FirstFunding® Names Matt Coles National Sales Manager

FirstFunding Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation that provides warehouse funding to correspondent lenders, community banks, credit unions and secondary market investors, today announced the appointment of Matt Coles as national sales manager. Coles will lead the company’s sales strategy and operations, seeking to enhance the value FirstFunding delivers to existing customers and grow the sales team to help identify more opportunities to provide the company’s services to new customers.

“Matt’s deep experience and passion for helping customers grow aligns well with our efforts to help mortgage lenders support consumers as they pursue their dreams of homeownership,” said Nate Clear, president of FirstFunding. “His impressive vision for how our strengths can address gaps in the warehouse funding marketplace will help attract talent and customers to FirstFunding.”

Prior to joining FirstFunding, Coles led the sales organization at a national wholesale and correspondent lender, where he was consistently recognized for exceeding performance objectives and hiring other top-performing representatives. He emphasizes the importance of networking across the industry and was named by National Mortgage Professional as one of ‘The Most Connected Mortgage Professionals of 2019.’

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About FirstFunding®

FirstFunding® Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, offers warehouse funding facilities to correspondent lenders, community banks, credit unions and secondary market investors. FirstFunding is committed to being a valuable funding partner to lenders and secondary market investors with innovative technology and strategic partnerships. For more information, visit

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions. With its combination of financial strength and stability built over more than 130 years, innovative proprietary technologies, and unmatched data assets, the company is leading the digital transformation of its industry. First American also provides data products to the title industry and other third parties; valuation products and services; mortgage subservicing; home warranty products; banking, trust and wealth management services; and other related products and services. With total revenue of $6.0 billion in 2023, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2023, First American was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine for the eighth consecutive year and was named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. More information about the company can be found at


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