The Coastal Bank Hires Two New Members to Their Mortgage Team
The Coastal Bank Hires Wes Barr as Mortgage Loan Originator
The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, Ga., recently hired Wes Barr as a mortgage loan originator. In his new position, he is responsible for building new banking relationships and developing and processing mortgage loans.
Barr previously served as a loan originator at First Carolina Mortgage, Inc., where he held several company records including highest aggregate revenue generation since the bank’s inception, highest revenue generation for a single year and highest revenue generation in both single and consecutive months.
With more than 13 years of sales and mortgage experience, Barr also served as a proprietary equity trader at Velez Capital Management in New York City, where he analyzed and traded stock patterns for the firm.
“We’re delighted to welcome Wes to our mortgage team,” said John J. Stahl, mortgage director at The Coastal Bank. “His considerable experience and passion for the mortgage industry will serve as tremendous assets when delivering quality service to our customers.”
Originally from North, S.C., Barr earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from the University of South Carolina in Beaufort, S.C. In addition, he is a published author of mortgage columns in the Bryan County News. He currently resides in Port Wentworth, Ga.
The Coastal Bank Hires Brad Bixler as Mortgage Originator
The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, Ga., recently hired banking industry veteran Brad Bixler as a mortgage originator. In his new position, he is responsible for guiding customers through the mortgage and re-financing process.
Bixler previously served as mortgage sales manager at The Coastal Bank’s Operations Center in Pooler in 2010 and 2011. Prior to re-joining The Coastal Bank, he worked as a senior loan officer at Starkey Mortgage in Savannah.
Bixler has more than 20 years of experience in banking and real estate. He served as a mortgage banker at Real Estate Mortgage, Network, Inc.; the owner of White Column Mortgage; the vice president of mortgage lending at Independent Mortgage Brokers; and a real estate analyst/appraiser at Integra Realty Resources.
“We’re delighted to welcome Brad back to The Coastal Bank,” said John J. Stahl, mortgage director at The Coastal Bank. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our accomplished mortgage team.”
Originally from Winnsboro, La., Bixler earned a B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. He currently resides in Richmond Hill, Ga.
ABOUT THE COASTAL BANK
Locally owned and operated, The Coastal Bank provides a full range of financial services, specializing in small business, consumer banking and real estate lending. Headquartered on Johnson Square in Savannah, this successful community bank has been serving the greater Savannah area since 1954. The Coastal Bank has an operations center in Pooler and branches throughout coastal Georgia. For more information about The Coastal Bank, please call (912) 201-4934 or visit www.thecoastalbank.com online.