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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.
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 University, BS, 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