Government Guaranteed Lending Team


Pete O’Hern
SVP, National Sales Manager 
GreenvilleSouth Carolina
Office: (817929-9211
Pete serves as National Sales Manager for the Government Guaranteed Lending Team at Coastal States Bank. With over 25 years’ experience in SBA Lending, and prior to joining the bank in 2017, he held sales management roles at CIT, Square 1 Bank and a few others. Prior to sales management, Pete was a Business Development Officer with CIT, Amresco and Heller Financial. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from St. Bonaventure University.
Jeff Hickman
Business Development Officer
Traverse City, Michigan
Office: (231) 633-7578
Jeff brings 30 years of industry experience to his position as Business Development Officer at CSB. Jeff specializes in 7A & USDA Lending.  Jeff is a long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Traverse City, Michigan, and currently serves as vice chair on the board of Rotary Charities, a foundation established by the local Rotary Club when oil was discovered on Rotary owned land. He is married with 3 adult children. 

Tre' Luckett
Business Development Officer
Collierville, Tennessee
Office: (901) 262-3871

Tre’ brings nearly 20 years of industry experienced to CSB. He specializes in SBA 7A Loans and Strategic Franchise Relationships. Tre' and his wife live in Collierville, TN, and when not working, enjoy playing tennis and salt water fishing.

Gwen Schaeffer 
Business Development Officer
Seattle, Washington
Office: (206) 898-9156
Gwen brings 30 years of industry experience to her position as Business Development Officer at CSB. Gwen specializes in 7A / 504 / USDA Lending for the West Coast. She is actively involved in the business financial and real estate services community having obtained Series 7, 66, insurance licenses; a real estate license as well as Chartered Retirement Counseling certification. She provides her clients a holistic approach to finding financing solutions that match their business and personal financial goals and objectives. She resides in Seattle and Westport, Washington where she loves to enjoy the beach with her family of 3 and her dog while they watch surfers ride the big waves of the Pacific Ocean.  
Ray Wall
Business Development Officer
Durham, North Carolina
Office: (919) 817-2053
Ray brings 34 years of industry experience to his position as Business Development Officer at CSB. Ray specializes in 7(a), 504 and USDA lending for the Southeastern Region of the country but can provide service anywhere in the US. Ray has been a Rotarian for 32 years working on international projects to provide clean water to communities in South America and Africa, and to eradicate polio in third world countries. He delivers Meals on Wheels in Raleigh, NC and received the 2018 MacLura award from the City of Raleigh for outstanding volunteer work. Ray’s wife, Velda has endured him for 43 years. They have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and two grand dogs.
Michele Walters
Business Development Officer
Kansas City, Kansas
Office: (816) 289-5287

Michele brings 15 years of industry experience to her position as Business Development Officer at CSB.  Michele specializes in 7(a), 504, and USDA lending.  As a problem solver, Michele loves finding innovative finance solutions to the challenges that small business owners face.  Michele is an avid music lover and when not working can be found attending various concerts, music festivals, musicals, and even operas with her husband of over 30 years.