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


Your RIA firm can be the best- and remain the best- with strategic moves that will help you win. Regularly setting new goals will keep you ahead of the pack.  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?

Oak Street Funding can help you achieve your goals with a loan to propel your business.  With an infusion of capital, 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.


We’ll get you there.



With an anticipated 15% year over year increase in deals in the RIA space*, there is no denying that acquisitions are a great way to increase firm growth beyond organic means.

Acquisition loans 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 RIA owners and entrepreneurs, you can ensure your legacy will continue as you enter retirement with a succession loan.

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

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


Your RIA firm has working capital needs throughout its life cycle, and a loan can help give you the boost you need to remain competitive.

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.

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.

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.


Kirsten Petras

Kirsten Petras

Executive Director of Strategic Markets Sales

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Adam Farag

Adam Farag

VP, Strategic Markets Sales


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Susie McEuen

Susie McEuen

VP, Strategic Markets Sales


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Bruce Warren

Bruce Warren

VP, Strategic Markets Sales


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  • Deals and Deal Makers Summit
    September 3-4, 2019
    Newport Beach, CA
  • Wealth/Stack
    September 8-10, 2019
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Empower
    October 21-23, 2019
    Bonita Springs, FL
  • Wells Fargo FiNet Forum
    November 6-8, 2019
    St. Louis, MO
  • MarketCounsel Summit
    December 9-12, 2019
    Miami Beach, FL
To learn more about financing options for your RIA firm, please contact one of our knowledgeable experts. We can answer any questions you may have, and suggest the best route for moving forward.

Email us below to begin the conversation.


Women Strengthen the RIA Industry

Women Strengthen the RIA Industry

Unfortunately, more often than not, buyers rush headlong into a purchase decision and either sabotage an opportunity to buy a great book of business, purchase the wrong book of business, or poorly manage the transition and lose clients in the process.
Of Interest Rates and Inversions

Of Interest Rates and Inversions

The media frequently broadcasts unsettling stories about interest rates or about poorly understood economic concepts like the inverted yield curve. Most of those stories gloss over the issues, with a series of talking heads predicting great calamities, until the next heavily hyped topic distracts everyone’s attention.
Dealing with Panicked Clients

Dealing with Panicked Clients

Such words are uttered by Kevin Bacon during the climax of the movie Animal House (1978), as his character – the antagonistic Chip Diller – helplessly attempts to address a fleeing mob of shrieking parade-goers.  The context of the scene notwithstanding, this is often how it can feel when having to deal with panicking clients; as if your words are but one addition to an entire mountain of noise, quickly drowned out and just as quickly forgotten.

Have questions? Talk with our experts for more information.