Wayne Watters is the Chief Investment Officer for HillCour Capital, LLC. A graduate of Kent State University, Wayne Watters also holds a M.A. from Central Michigan University. Wayne spent his early career at the state and Federal government level, beginning as Staff Assistant to U.S.
Congressman Andy Ireland in 1977 and culminating in 1995 as Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture, after first serving as the Executive Assistant to the President of the Florida Senate and as Legislative Affairs Director for the Governor of the State of Florida.
Early in his business life, Wayne worked for over seven years as a licensed registered representative for Merrill Lynch and Allen & Company of Florida. In 1995 Wayne formed a government relations and business consulting firm serving clients in healthcare, information technology, home building and economic development sectors which is active to this day.
In 1996, he co-founded and acted as President of a private investment firm, Flagler Holdings, Inc., providing financial advisory services to corporate clients and investing firm capital in public and private securities, venture capital opportunities and real estate. Flagler Holdings, Inc. was active until the illness of the CEO in 2008. After a consulting relationship with the Cassidy Organization, Inc. he became their COO in 2005. The Cassidy Organization is a family office with business interests in land development, home building, citrus groves and hotel construction and management.
In 2013 he joined WellDyne, Inc. a family owned holding company with interests in healthcare companies. Wayne was a key member of the team that sold the largest holding, WellDyneRX to Carlyle Group in 2017. After the sale WellDyne became HillCour, Inc and Wayne became the CIO of HillCour Capital the investment arm of the family office. He currently is the member of the board of five portfolio companies.