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Oak Street Funding® Backs Recent Cresset Acquisition, Enabling Robust Wealth Management Services To More Clients

Media Contact: Iliana Williams, 347-572-4915 Iliana.williams@oakstreetfunding.com Oak Street Funding® Backs Recent Cresset Acquisition, Enabling Robust Wealth Management Services To More Clients September 22, 2020 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding® (https://www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank (FFB) company that provides customized commercial financing for financial service businesses, including Investment Advisors, Insurance…

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RIA hunger for capital sparks lending boom

June 10, 2020  |  Financial Planning

Oak Street Funding® Well Capitalized to Fund More Large Deals During Continued Market Disruption

May 26, 2020  |  Yahoo Finance

Williams Joins Oak Street Funding as CMO

October 3, 2019 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding®, a First Financial Bank company, has hired Iliana Williams as Chief Marketing Officer. Williams was selected after an extensive search process and will replace Sharon Robbins who is retiring from the role at the beginning of October after over three years…

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Oak Street Funding’s Dennen Presents at Panel at RIA Industry Event

Rick Dennen, President and CEO of Oak Street Funding® (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, recently participated in a panel discussion at The Deals and Deal Makers Summit hosted by Echelon Partners in Newport Beach, CA.  “A High Powered Tour of the Financing Options Available to Wealth Managers” explored a host…

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DeVoe’s New Service Helps RIAs Meet Capital, Lending Needs

August 15, 2019  |  Think Advisor

Madison Street Capital Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Infiniti HR, Arranges $4.3M Growth Capital Facility with Oak Street Funding

July 18, 2019  |  Markets Insider

Oak Street Funding® Brings 9/11 First Responders and Military Heroes to the US Senior Open

July 17, 2019 (Indianapolis, IN) –Oak Street Funding® (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, recently hosted a community event honoring military heroes and First Responders to the 9/11 attacks. Oak Street Funding partnered with American Freedom Distillery to bring “Whiskey and War Stories” to South Bend, Indiana.  The event took…

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Oak Street Funding® Named in Top Three “Best Places to Work” For Second Year Running.

Oak Street Funding Honored for Seven Consecutive Years May 14, 2019 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding® (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, was once again named one of the Best Place to Work in Indiana in the medium-size company category by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2019 and…

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Oak Street Funding­® Participates in Indy Honor Flight

May 2, 2019 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding (www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, encourages employee participation in charitable events and activities as part of its company culture. Most recently, Oak Street employees have participated in three Indy Honor Flights which consist of one-day trips transporting WWII, Korea and…

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Brad Kronland Promoted at Oak Street Funding

March 12, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Brad Kronland has been promoted to Director of Insurance Lending at Oak Street Funding®, a First Financial Bank company. Kronland has worked in the banking and the financial services industries since 1995 and has been with Oak Street since 2014 focusing exclusively on the…

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New Player in RIA Funding Challenges Live Oak

October 3, 2018  |  Wealth Mangement

Kirsten Petras Promoted at Oak Street Funding, Named to 2018 Elite Women in Insurance

September 11, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Kirsten Petras has been promoted to Executive Director of Sales at Oak Street Funding® (visit the page https://www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company. Petras has worked in the banking and financial services industries since 1994 and has been with Oak Street since 2011. In her…

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Oak Street Funding® Makes Literacy Impact through TutorMate

June 6, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Employees at Oak Street Funding® (visit the page at www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, have completed their second year of participation in TutorMate, a national online volunteer tutoring program that helps thousands of first graders in under-resourced communities learn to read. Paired with students…

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Oak Street Funding® Convenes CPA Advisory Board

Oak Street Funding® (https://www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, recently brought together an Advisory Board comprised of leaders in the CPA space. The purpose of the CPA Advisory Board was to explore what the future will hold for practitioners and to gain a better of understanding of the profession’s capital…

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Oak Street Funding Named in Top Three “Best Places to Work”

May 8, 2018 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Oak Street Funding® (visit www.oakstreetfunding.com), a First Financial Bank company, was named to one of the top 3 places to work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 2018. In its announcement, Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar stated, “Attracting and keeping a talented workforce is…

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Finding the right partner to fund RIA growth

May 8, 2018  |  SmartBrief

FASuccess Ep 072: The Financial Mechanics Of Buying Into An Advisory Firm And RIA Valuation Trends with David DeVoe

May 8, 2018  |  Kitces.com

Do Potential Buyers Find your Agency Attractive?

April 2, 2018  |  Exclusive Focus

Oak Street Funding® Launches Website to Facilitate CPA Practice Exchange

January 18, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) – Oak Street Funding, a First Financial Bank Company, has launched a proprietary CPA Practice Exchange website (https://cpapracticeexchange.com/) which will allow CPAs to search or list practices for sale at no cost. This complimentary service provides nationwide exposure for sellers as well as a free,…

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Oak Street Funding® Launches Website to Facilitate RIA Firm Exchange

January 18, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) – Oak Street Funding, a First Financial Bank Company, has launched a proprietary RIA Firm Exchange website https://riafirmexchange.com/sellers/. “Oak Street Funding’s RIA Firm Exchange blends perfectly with our ability to provide flexible loan structures to RIAs across the country who are growing their businesses,” explained Rick…

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