Advisory Group

James Bates

Founder, CEO & Chairman

James Bates is Founder, CEO & Chairman of AdviNOW Medical, an artificial intelligence healthcare automation company. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Analog & Sensors at Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to Freescale, James led the Signal Processing & Conditioning Group at Maxim Integrated. James holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Jason Hathaway

Chief Investment Officer

Jason  Hathaway is CIO of family office Legacy Wealth Advisors. He joined WCA’s advisory board in 2020 after working at WCA from 2011-2019. Prior to joining Williams Capital Advisors, Mr. Hathaway was an Associate at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity fund. Mr. Hathaway previously worked as an investment banker at Royal Bank of Scotland, Lehman Brothers and Piper Jaffray & Co.  Mr. Hathaway received his B.A. in Economics from Pomona College.

Mark Strecker


Mark Strecker is Chief Operating Officer of [a•mo•bee], which was acquired by SingTel in 2012. Prior to [a•mo•bee], Mark was Vice President of Solutions at Cellmania (acquired by RIM), a leading mobile content platform provider, where he focused on market development and account management relationships with mobile operators and strategic partners worldwide. His previous positions include: Director of e-Business and Strategy at Seagate Technology and Management Consultant with Arthur D. Little.