August 9, 2018

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Kelley Mears, Paul Moreno,Seth Vander Woude

Live Oak Bank Adds 3 BDO’s

Kelley Mears, Paul Moreno and Seth Vander Woude

“We are thrilled to continue adding exceptional, seasoned lenders to our team,” says Kay Anderson, director of emerging markets at Live Oak Bank. “These three individuals have provided financing to hundreds of small business across the nation, and have specialties in owner-occupied commercial real estate, business acquisitions and refinances that help round out our SBA lending platform.”

Kelley Mears joins Live Oak with more than 25 years of experience in originating SBA loans including 7(a) and 504 in both urban and rural areas. Mears focuses on transactions involving commercial real estate, business acquisitions, equipment, working capital and refinances, and has funded more than $300 million in business loans over her career. Prior to Live Oak, Mears worked for one of the nation’s largest SBA lenders where she focused on the Oregon, Alaska and Idaho markets and was consistently a top producer.

Paul Moreno joins Live Oak as a seasoned lender, with more than 12 years of commercial lending experience. In his most recent role, he worked for one of the nation’s largest SBA lenders covering the Dallas and Austin markets where he was consistently one of the top SBA lenders. Paul received a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Seth Vander Woude joins Live Oak as a seasoned lender after spending the last 17 years working for some of the nation’s largest banks. Seth received a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.