Mr. Bates was Chairman and CEO of Bates Private Capital and Bates Private Capital Advisors from 1988 to 2005. Presently he is the CEO of Oswego Partners, Inc, a financial holding company.
Mr. Bates was a senior officer of a major New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) firm. He has served as a litigation consultant and expert witness to most major NYSE brokerage firms, and the Enforcement Division of the NYSE.
Mr. Bates served as Associate Professor of Finance at Lewis & Clark College from 1975 - 1981, and Adjunct Professor of Finance from 1985-1986. He is a Life Trustee at Lewis & Clark College where he also previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Bates graduated from Oregon State University in 1956 with a BS in Finance. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon in 1967. In 2008, he received an Honorary Alumni Award from Lewis & Clark Law School. In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lewis & Clark.
Mr. Bates and his wife, Susan, reside in Portland.