They're all smiles but they mean business.
Don Coulter
Don Coulter
President &
Chief Executive Officer,
and Chief Financial Officer
Don started his career working with credit unions in British Columbia. He then moved into progressively more senior roles with financial institutions across Canada and internationally before returning to become the CFO of Coast Capital Savings. He studied mathematics and finance at the University of Toronto and the Stern School of Business at NYU, and is also a chartered accountant. Don is a member of the legislative affairs committee of Credit Union Central of Canada, and sits on the boards of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. He enjoys working with the talented and collaborative people at Coast Capital Savings in providing Simple financial helpTM to our members. Don volunteers coaching youth athletics. He was selected as CFO of the Year by Business in Vancouver magazine in 2013.
Wayne Berg
Wayne Berg
Chief Commercial Officer

Wayne leads the Commercial Banking Group, comprised of Small Business, Business Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Equipment Financing via the Coast Traveller's Group, and Payments and Cash Management. He brings over 30 years of commercial/retail banking and wealth management experience attained via progressively senior roles at Lloyds Bank Canada and HSBC. Wayne holds a BSc (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program. A committed community builder, Wayne has served on the Vancouver Celebration of Lights Festival Board, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, United Way, and a Miracle Maker Panel member for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Wayne is Immediate Past National Chair of Hong Kong Canada Business Association (Vancouver), Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (Hong Kong), a member of the BCIT Foundation Advisory Board and is a member of the Surrey Board of Trade and the Urban Development Institute.

Lawrie Ferguson
Lawrie Ferguson
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Lawrie manages all aspects of branding and is responsible for identifying and developing key marketing and public relations strategies. Her portfolio includes the Brand & Advertising, Public Affairs & Communications, and Strategy & Innovation departments. She holds a BCom (Marketing) from the University of British Columbia. Her marketing team was named Marketer of the Year by the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association in 2006 and has been recognized as a "Marketer that Matters" by Marketing magazine. Lawrie is also on the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Club, a charitable organization that provides essential services to Canadian families, such as safe places for children to play, counselling services to at-risk youth and creating employment opportunities.
Erwin Martinez
Erwin Martinez
Chief Information Officer

Erwin holds overall responsibility for Coast Capital’s technology operations; technology services; core banking system; direct technology; information security, and vendor management.  Erwin has been in the IT sector since 1981 and has held Chief Information Officer roles for more than 16 years, with Silicon Valley Bank, Tamalpais Bank, and with the US division of Rabobank, one of the world’s largest financial cooperatives. Earlier in Erwin’s career he was a Partner in an information consulting practice and focused on large-scale program execution and process redesign.  Erwin’s skills and experience extend beyond the nuts and bolts of running IT organizations, to include running large IT programs, process reengineering, integrating merging financial institutions, and developing unique IT strategies that accelerate business growth.  Erwin is a graduate of Yale University, and is active in his community and church including many years on the local boards of Rebuilding Together.

Kathy McGarrigle
Kathy McGarrigle
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Kathy is responsible for developing strategy, direction and leadership for Coast Capital Savings lines of business: Retail, Wealth Management, and Life Insurance. Prior to joining Coast Capital Savings, Kathy held senior positions with CIBC and HSBC Canada. Kathy is currently a Director of the Board for Glentel, a Canadian wireless product and service provider. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, a graduate of the Queens University Executive Program, and a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Committed to the community, Kathy is Vice-Chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and has been actively involved with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the YWCA and BC Children’s hospital.
Jeff Wong
Jeff Wong
Chief Business Transformation Officer
Jeff holds overall responsibility for Coast Capital’s information technology operations and services, enterprise project management, and process reengineering. During his 17-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Los Angeles, he became a partner of the firm, and led large-scale program implementations for Alberta Health Services, Microsoft, Symantec, Allergen, DreamWorks Animation, and several financial institutions. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Jeff holds a degree in business administration and is a chartered accountant. With his background in business transformation, Jeff ensures requirements for technology, processes and people successfully align to Coast Capital's many technology-based projects, enhancing the organization’s ability to effectively deliver simple financial help to members.