We’ll Get You There

For our first funding, we gave Oak Street Funding a difficult deadline to close in three weeks…most lenders would not be able to do this, but Oak Street made it happen.

– Craig Rumler

It’s hard to truly understand what we, as business owners, are doing, and what I was trying to achieve from a capital infusion. So I appreciate Oak street Funding being instrumental in completing this.

– Anonymous RIA

I would absolutely recommend Oak Street Funding to a colleague if their needs align. I would push for them to talk to Oak Street. I don’t know anyone else who loans on cash flow.

– Ron Brock

You guys know your stuff.

– David Brenner

Professional approachable loan officer, and our underwriter was great to work with!

– Elizabeth Ivy

The process was easy, and the team was very flexible and responsive. We have already completed a second funding and plan to continue to work with Oak Street on future financing projects.

– Craig Rumler

The professional, organized, and friendly nature that Susie and the whole team have it great. Refreshing, even when frustrating.

– Randy Cohen

We greatly appreciated Oak Street’s flexibility as our funding needs changed and the timing of our closing shifted.

– Robert Hammond

The process was streamlined and the staff was terrific.

– Greg Selg

I looked at other lenders, but in the end, it was Oak Street’s customer service for me. It was great. This was my first transaction like this and they broke it down into bite-sized pieces where I could understand.

– Elizabeth Ivy


If you need a business loan, Oak Street Funding provides loans for investment advisors. We specialize in business lending and can help you achieve your goals with a cash flow loan to propel your firm.  With an acquisition loan, a succession loan, or a working capital loan, you can leverage the investment to gain a competitive advantage, build a legacy, and ignite future success.  You know the impact a great investment can make. Invest in your firm.

What are your goals?

Do you want to:

  • Double your AUM in the next 5-10 years?
  • Build a business that you can pass onto your children?
  • Retire comfortably by 2030?
  • Be your own boss?

No matter your goals, we’ll get you there.



With an anticipated 15% year over year increase in deals in the investment advisor space*, there is no denying that acquisition funding is a great way to increase firm growth beyond organic means. We provide acquisition loans for investment advisors.

Acquisition funding can be used to:

  • Purchase a book of business
  • Expand into new markets
  • Quickly increase enterprise value
  • Purchase stock or ownership interest

Whatever your acquisition plans, we’ll get you there

*Echelon’s RIA M&A Deal Report™

As investment advisory firm owners and entrepreneurs, you can ensure your legacy will continue as you enter retirement with a succession loan. We provide succession loans for investment advisors.

Succession loans can be used to:

  • Transition the firm to the next generation
  • Buyout an existing partner
  • Avoid tapping into firm assets

We use a phased approach for succession loans:

How it works:

  • The firm obtains the succession loan
  • Succession loan proceeds are used by incoming ownership to repurchase the existing owner’s stock
  • Equity is redistributed among succession owners
  • Succession loans can be structured as a one-time event or a multiple-year transaction

Whatever your succession plans, we’ll get you there.


Your investment advisor firm has working capital needs throughout its life cycle, and a working capital loan can help give you the boost you need to remain competitive. We provide working capital loans for investment advisors.

Working capital loans can be used to:

  • Launch an new initiative
  • Invest in a marketing strategy
  • Automate client services or upgrade technology
  • Hire additional staff or train existing staff
  • Purchase a new office or update your current space

Whatever your working capital needs, we’ll get you there.


A debt restructure loan can consolidate existing loans, reduce debt obligations, clean up your balance sheet, and improve liquidity. We provide debt restructure loans for investment advisors.

Debt restructure loans can be used to:

  • Pay off a bank lien or seller’s note
  • Free up revolving business lines of credit
  • Qualify for additional borrowing
  • Achieve more favorable financing

Whatever your debt restructure needs, we’ll get you there.


Advisors can gain great experience from a wirehouse, but for you, the dream of starting a firm, the opportunity to lead, and the independence beckons. A transition loan can help new business owners achieve these dreams. We provide transition loans for investment advisors.

Transition loans can be used to:

  • Build new operations
  • Invest in an office, technology, and outsourced support
  • Recruit employees

Whatever your transition needs, we’ll get you there.


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Adam Farag

VP, Strategic Markets Sales

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Susie McEuen

Susie McEuen

VP, Strategic Markets Sales

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Eric Moore

VP, Strategic Markets Sales

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Bruce Warren

VP, Strategic Markets Sales

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Webinar: Tailwinds: Evaluating the Next Generation of RIA M&A

Date: July 1, 2020 at 1 PM ET
Speaker: Rick Dennen, Founder and CEO, Oak Street Funding, Keith Taylor, Managing Director, The Cynosure Group

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Webinar: How RIA's Can Jump Their Growth Curve: Inorganic Growth

Date: June 25, 2020 at 4 PM ET
Speaker: Kirsten Petras, Oak Street Funding, with David DeVoe, Devoe & Company, and Sean Keenan, BNY Mellon | Pershing.

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Webinar: Capital Structures and Ownership Transitions

Date: June 17, 2020 at 4:15 PM ET
Speaker: Rick Dennen of Oak Street Funding with Russell Skibicki of Raymond James. Moderated by Rachel Rath.

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Webinar: Impact of Coronavirus on Advisor Valuations and Acquisitions

Date: April 30, 2020
Speaker: Kirsten Petras with Advisor Legacy®

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Webinar: M&A Engagement Strategies in the 'New Today'

Date: April 30, 2020
Speaker: Rick Dennen in Partnership with TD Ameritrade

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Webinar: Market Outlook Given the Monetary, Fiscal & Health Policy Response to COVID-19

Date: May 5, 2020
Speaker: Rick Dennen with other panelists in partnership with Goldman Sachs and IC Summit

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Deals and Deal Makers Summit

Date: September 8-9
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Attendees: Rick Dennen

Contact Rick to schedule an appointment

Integrated Advisors Network Summit

Date: September 16-18
Location: Dallas, TX
Attendees: Susie McEuen and Adam Farag

Contact Susie or Adam to schedule an appointment


Date: November 10-13
Location: Boston, MA
Attendees: TBD


To learn more about business lending options for your investment advisor firm, please contact one of our knowledgeable experts. We can answer any questions you may have, and suggest the best route for moving forward.

Contact us to begin the conversation.