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Bruce P. Cramer

Bruce P. Cramer

Bruce Cramer is a Director with The Bates Group, where he uses his extensive background in the retail brokerage securities industry to consult and provide expert witness testimony on financial matters involving account performance and analysis, asset allocation, employment issues, compliance and supervision, branch office administration, and sales practices. Before joining the Bates Group, Mr. Cramer provided expert consultancy and testimony services with LECG and Bates Private Capital Incorporated, a firm that provided litigation consulting, financial analysis, market trend research, and expert witness testimony for securities and other financial-related matters.

Mr. Cramer was a senior vice president and producing branch manager in the Portland, Oregon branch of Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, Ragen MacKenzie, where he served in the dual roles of supervisor to registered representatives and producing broker servicing 270 individual accounts. Notably, over 50% of branch revenues were sourced from fee-based, broker-managed discretionary accounts under the firm's RIA platform. He was also the Regional Sales Manager for the retail brokerage firm, supervising the Eugene and Bend, Oregon branch office managers.

Mr. Cramer spent 17 years with Salomon Smith Barney in the Portland, Oregon office, serving as Vice President and financial consultant as a full service broker to over 300 individual accounts. During this time, he periodically served in additional roles as assistant branch manager, branch fixed income coordinator, and branch equity coordinator. Mr. Cramer began his career as a registered representative with Merrill Lynch in 1977.

Bruce is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group, 2011-Present

LECG, Director, 2005-2011

Bates Private Capital Incorporated, Securities Litigation Consultant/Expert Witness, 2004–2005

Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, Ragen MacKenzie, Senior Vice President and Producing Branch Manager, 1999–2004; Regional Sales Manager, 2002–2003

Salomon Smith Barney, Vice President, Financial Consultant, 1981–1999

Merrill Lynch, Account Executive, 1977–1981


Oregon State UniversityBS, Business Administration, Finance, 1977


Series 5 - Interest Rates Options

Series 7 - Full Registration/General Securities Representative

Series 8 (SU) - General Securities Sales Supervisor

Series 8 (BM) - Branch Office Manager (NYSE)

Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination

Series 65 - Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination