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Financing for Registered Investment Advisors

Where do you want to take your RIA firm?

Your RIA firm is challenged with growing throughout its life cycle, and you may need capital to meet your goals. We recognize investment advisors often find it difficult to access capital, since intangible assets like future fees don’t typically fit the lending models of traditional banks.

Since 2003, financial services industry professionals have benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from Oak Street Funding, a direct, non-SBA lender. We help businesses succeed throughout their life cycles – from initial growth through the development stages and eventual divestiture of your firm. For us, it really is about relationships over transactions.

Our borrowers appreciate that we understand their unique needs and business goals. They also like that we own and manage their loan throughout its life cycle, and they only deal with us. What’s more, we have the speed and flexibility of an entrepreneurial specialty lender with the financial backing of a bank. As a result, many of our customers have returned for multiple rounds of funding.

Our strong financing expertise, innovative technology, proprietary actuarial models and experienced team align to develop customized lending options to meet the growing demand for RIA financing. We can help you:

  • Hire an additional partner
  • Fund a partner buyout
  • Initiate a succession plan
  • Consolidate business debt
  • Develop specialized services
  • Enter new markets
  • Invest in marketing strategy
  • Upgrade technology

Unlock the Value of Tomorrow’s Fees Today

Take advantage of our cash-flow based financing to launch your growth initiatives without borrowing against your personal assets. We offer:

  • Flexible structures (non-SBA loans)
  • Funding up to $20 million
  • Terms from 7 to 10 years
  • Loans and lines of credit
  • Quick, guided process
  • In-house loan processing, underwriting and servicing

Our Strategic Markets Team

Meet our team of experts.  Collectively, they have closed hundreds of millions of dollars in Oak Street Funding loans. Contact them today to get insight on potential transactions

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

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

Bruce Warren

Bruce Warren, Vice President of 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

Susanne "Susie" McEuen

Susie brings to Oak Street Funding 30+ years of banking industry experience providing specialized lending to business owners.  As a trusted advisor to hundreds of business owners during her career, Susie’s financial knowledge and expertise has helped those business owners grow their businesses into successful companies.  Susie and her husband, Kevin, live in Carmel, Indiana and enjoy travel, golf, music concerts, and spending time with family.


Telephone: 317-814-2669

Adam Farag

Adam Farag has been in the financial services industry for 10 years with extensive experience in the commercial space, most recently in Chicago, lending more than $100 million to real estate investors. Adam brings a wealth of knowledge in operations and process management to deliver a great client experience from start to finish. Adam works in the RIA space, and has been with Oak Street Funding since early 2017. A former collegiate baseball athlete, he now prefers golf and coaching his son, Cooper, in a number of sports.


Telephone: 317-814-2671

Fax: 317-805-2551

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RIA Firm Events

  • FPA NorCal
    May 29-30
  • Deal and Deal Makers Summit
    September 12-13
  • NAPFA Fall Conference
    October 15-18
  • The MarketCounsel Summit
    December 3-6

Learn More

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.

Craig Rumler, COO, Bloomfield Hills Financial

“For our first funding, we gave Oak Street a difficult deadline to close in three weeks and their team did a super job of identifying what we needed to provide to get the deal done – most lenders would not be able to do this, but Oak Street made it happen. 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.”

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