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The OSF Strategic Markets Team

Oak Street Funding is a lender that understands the unique needs and market conditions of retail agencies, MGAs and wholesalers, and program administrators. Our clients find that doing business with us makes sense and works for them. Not only do we have a staff of professionals with rich insurance industry experience, we also have proprietary software that allows us to underwrite loans using your commission stream as collateral. Insurance professionals appreciate our knowledge of their business, the market and acquisitions.

Brian Henson  

Brian Henson

As the Director for Strategic Markets Underwriting, Brian Henson specializes in underwriting, arranging, and structuring large loan transactions, mergers and acquisitions. He has 12 years of commercial lending experience, primarily with Midwestern banks. Brian started his career underwriting a loan portfolio of middle-market and large corporate commercial borrowers. Prior to joining Oak Street, he managed a $200 Million national real estate loan portfolio. Brian graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in management and a minor in finance.

Telephone: (317) 428-3843
Fax: (317) 428-5183

Kirsten Petras

Kirsten Petras

Kirsten Petras, Director - Strategic Markets, has a strong understanding of commercial financing for insurance professionals, helping to ensure the funding of many complex, larger loans. Kirsten has over 13 years experience in the financial services and mortgage industries. Her diverse background with roles in sales management, loan advising and compliance have provided her with great insight into sales, underwriting and account servicing for larger loans. Kirsten, who holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and management from Marian University, has received several sales leadership awards throughout her career.

Telephone: (317) 428-5156
Fax: (317) 805-2551

Brad Kronland  

Brad Kronland

Brad Kronland, Vice President - Strategic Markets, has worked in commercial lending for over 17 years managing key relationships and portfolios. He has helped structure larger commercial loans for companies in several industries and specialized in servicing publicly traded companies in the insurance industry. Brad has won awards for his strong ability to identify and develop capital opportunities with new and existing clients. He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Butler University.

Telephone: (317) 428-3827
 Fax: (317) 428-5193

Bruce Warren

Bruce Warren, Vice President - Strategic Markets, has worked in a variety of positions in commercial lending for over 27 years, mainly specializing in business development and credit analysis. Most recently he has brought his expertise into the professional practice lending arena. Recently, with his diverse knowledge and background, Bruce was chosen to help launch several new loan products on a national level for a major bank holding company. He holds a B.A from The University of Iowa in Finance.

Telephone: (317) 428-3829
 Fax: (317) 805-2842

Signature $1MM+ Deals

See recent insurance industry loans over $1 million and see more examples of the $450+ million Oak Street has provided thousands of insurance agencies, MGAs, brokers and program administrators. Learn more about the transactions below.


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