Newport Beach, CA

Covering the Greater Southwest

Trident Funding is located in Newport Beach, CA. We have assembled the very best team to cover the Southwest, including California, Texas, Arizona and Southern Nevada. Our level of experience and expertise is unmatched in providing you with the very best service when you are looking to finance your next boat, RV, or aircraft purchase.


Jeff Long

VP and Area Sales Manager

Jeff Long started his career in boat lending on 1989. Earlier he owned his own boat dealership, which gives him a unique and very valuable understanding of the boat sales transaction. He was also one of the very first employees with Trident Funding, which opened its doors in 1996.


Michael Bryant

Senior VP and Principal

Michael Bryant is one of the founders of Trident Funding. He has been in the marine lending business since 1977 and in consumer lending since 1971. In addition Michael is also the President of the National Marine Lenders Association.


Jim Weston

Area Sales Manager

Jim Weston came to Trident Funding with a family lineage of boating along the Southern California coastline, and extensive experience in Dealer Sales, Compliance, and Finance & Insurance consulting. With over 30 years of consultative experience, AFIP certification to meet the highest ethical and compliance standards, and as a licensed Insurance Agent – Jim is ready to provide you a Best In Class experience in Marine Finance.

Jim is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara – with a degree in Business Economics, and Financial Markets.

Craig Bowers

Director, Aircraft Lending

Craig Bowers has been actively involved in aviation for over 40 years. Learning to fly in high school, he went on to become a Marine Corps pilot, finishing his military career as an instructor at the US Navy Test Pilot School. An active pilot, he is currently qualified as an international captain in the Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Craig has been involved in the active selling and financing of corporate aircraft for the past 20 years. Craig currently sits on the Board of the Northern California Business Aviation Association.

James Barron

Director, RV Sales & Marketing

James Barron has been in banking for over 33 years specializing in consumer auto, RV, and marine finance.  Of the 33 years, 31 years were with Bank of the West.  The first 10 years were in credit underwriting management for specialty and indirect auto, RV, and marine lending.  From 2000 to 2014, James held multiple management positions at Bank of the West’s subsidiary, Essex Credit Corporation, specializing in direct RV & marine lending.  Initially starting as the credit manager, he eventually became the senior executive in charge of Essex Credit.  In 2014, James’s responsibilities expanded to include all sales and marketing activities for Essex Credit and the banks direct lending operations until 2020 before joining Trident Funding in 2021.

Dan Stover

Area Sales Manager

Dan Stover came to Trident Funding with 20 years of luxury hospitality experience. He brings his personable service skills and compassion to make every transaction your best experience. Dan hails from a Southern California family whose life revolves around the water… boating, surfing, and water skiing. Dan looks forward to taking an active role in serving the boating community.

1300 Bristol St. N., Suite 240
Newport Beach, CA 92660