Thomas Financial Strengthens Leadership Team and Names Lauren Thomas Compton as President

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Lauren Thomas Compton is named President of Thomas Financial. Wealth Division President Craig Faassen appointed a Principal of the firm. Director of Operations Leslie Darrigo is promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Andy Cremer is promoted to Director of Case Design.

Lauren Thomas Compton, CFP, CLU

Lauren Thomas Compton, CFP, CLU

Rick Thomas built the business on the principles of exceptional products and legendary service. Over the years, we have expanded into wealth management and employee benefits. Our clients now have a single point of access to an extraordinary range of financial products for all of their needs.

Thomas Financial, one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance solutions to affluent individuals and high-growth companies, today announced a strengthened leadership team headed up by Lauren Thomas Compton as the firm’s new President.

As President, Lauren will be responsible for revenue growth, operations, and finance. She takes over from Rick Thomas, who will continue to lead the firm as CEO focusing on client development and overall strategic direction.

“I’m proud to announce Lauren as the new President of Thomas Financial,” said Rick Thomas, CEO. “Since joining the firm 16 years ago, she has made a significant impact in every area of the business from case design to finance to in-force management. She has also distinguished herself as a life insurance producer, earning Top of the Table honors last year from the Million Dollar Round Table.”

Lauren graduated from Southern Methodist University and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Tampa’s Sykes School of Business and a Master of Studies in Law with a focus in business law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. She is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner.

“It is an honor to be part of such a strong senior leadership team as we continue to grow the business,” said Lauren Thomas Compton, President of Thomas Financial. “Rick built the business on the principles of exceptional products and legendary service. Over the years, we have expanded from life insurance, business continuation, and retirement planning into wealth management and employee benefits. Our clients now have a single point of access to an extraordinary range of financial products for both business and family needs.”

Craig Faassen is named a Principal of Thomas Financial. He joined the company four years ago as President of the Wealth Division. Since that time, he achieved significant growth in both client numbers and assets under management.

“Craig has an exceptional understanding of a wide range of investment vehicles and strategies for high net worth individuals,” said Rick Thomas. “We are glad to have him and he has earned the distinction of Principal.”

Thirty-six year Thomas Financial veteran Leslie Darrigo is promoted to Chief Operating Officer. She was previously the Director of Operations. Andy Cremer is promoted to Director of Case Design. He has led the case design department for five years. Both Leslie and Andy were instrumental in helping Thomas Financial achieve back-to-back record years for new business in 2018 and 2019.

ABOUT THOMAS FINANCIAL
Thomas Financial specializes in life insurance, wealth transfer, business continuation, retirement planning, executive benefits, wealth management, and health insurance to meet the needs of the affluent and corporate markets. Thomas Financial is one of 145 financial service firms chosen to be a member of M Financial Group with proprietary access to products designed specifically for affluent individuals and corporations. Combining deep expertise, product innovation, collective strength, and legendary service, Thomas Financial has consistently performed at the top of its field for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit our website: http://www.thomasfinancial.com.

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