Mr. Oates serves on the Board of Directors of Modere, a ZCG portfolio company, and collaborates with the ZCP Investment Team.
Mr. Oates is currently Chairman of Stone Advisors, LP, a Dallas-based buyout, business advisory, and resolution services firm. Former senior executive positions include: Chairman of NFC Global; Chairman of Universal Hardwood Flooring; Chairman of eBureau; Chairman of RiskWise International; President of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group; Executive Vice President of Stone Capital; President/COO of Bluebonnet Savings Bank; and SVP/General Counsel of Stockton Savings Bank. Brad holds a Masters Professional Director Certification, and serves as an independent board member at CIT Group (NYSE:CIT). He is a former Chairman of the Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association. Mr. Oates is also a noted lecturer on business ethics and corporate governance.
Mr. Oates had a distinguished professional football career in the National Football League after a noted athletic career at Brigham Young University (“BYU”) where he was a two-time captain of the football team and was named to the 1975 Associated Press All-American team. Mr. Oates augmented his off seasons in the NFL by attending law school at BYU’s Law School. He graduated with honors in 1982, and he was awarded the Professional Responsibility Award by the Utah Bar Association. In 1985, Mr. Oates began a professional career in the Texas banking industry.
Mr. Oates is a member of the Utah State Bar and holds a Juris Doctor with honors from Brigham Young University.