Jimmy Whatley

Jimmy Whatley, our Chief Executive Officer, brings clients more than 25 years of experience leading companies in the financial and insurance sectors, with a strong background in fintech.

He is passionate about serving our clients, their customers and our employees and shareholders. He loves seeing people working together and challenging each other as a team to develop innovative and successful strategies for our clients.

Whatley believes that what sets Strategic Link apart is our culture of collaboration and open-mindedness to new ideas, coupled with expert analysis of real-time data and metrics. He believes this is what drives our clients’ success.

Before joining Strategic Link, Whatley was Chief Operating Officer and President of eCommerce and Product Development at Check Into Cash, a leader in the short-term lending industry. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at EZ Corp., Direct General, Nottingham Company, Advance America, and Blockbuster Entertainment. Whatley earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.