Meet our leadership team
Rick Dennen: Founder, President & CEO
Before founding Oak Street, Rick was a partner in a venture capital firm serving various capacities for portfolio companies within the fund. He was also a Senior Manager at Deloitte serving public and private companies in the financial services and manufacturing industries. His experience also includes specialty consulting done in Securitization, SFAS 91, 125 and 133, “lean” assessments, valuation, and various M&A and divestiture transactions.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Indiana, as well as a licensed agent for Life, Accident and Health products in Indiana. Rick has authored and been featured in numerous articles in leading publications. He is an adjunct professor of venture capital and entrepreneurial finance at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has spoken at conferences, universities, seminars and other events.
Telephone: (317) 428-3800
Fax: (317) 428-5000
D. Scott Clarke: Chief Operating Officer
Scott is recognized as a veteran and innovator in financial services. He brings 28 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering strong results in high growth and turn-around environments. His career has included leading divisions for Fortune 500 companies, managing national functions for mortgages, loan servicing, banking organizations, and establishing entrepreneurial enterprises. Scott was also a founder of Oak Street Financial Services, the original parent company of Oak Street Funding. He holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York College at Oswego.
Telephone: (317) 428-5145
Fax: (317) 805-3992
Alicia Mitchell Chandler: Chief Counsel
Telephone: (317) 428-3847
Fax: (317) 428-5197
Kathy Yeary: Executive Director Customer Service and Human Resources
Telephone: (317) 428-3838
Fax: (317) 805-2714
Bill Nicholson: Executive Director of Sales
Telephone: (317) 428-3835
Fax: (317) 428-5195
David Christman: Chief Information Officer
Telephone: (317) 428-3811
Fax: (317) 428-5111
Sharon Robbins: Chief Marketing Officer
Sharon has served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her diverse experience, master’s degree with honors in industrial and consumer psychology, and business expertise have made her a highly sought-after speaker/advisor at many marketing forums.
Telephone: (317) 428-3804
Kirsten Petras: Executive Director of Sales
Telephone: (317) 428-5156
Fax: (317) 805-2551
Barry Kehl: Executive Director of Underwriting
Barry has successfully handled the performance, management and monitoring of a $700 million commercial loan portfolio, managed commercial credit underwriting, and worked with regulatory bodies to ensure compliance. Barry is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in accounting.
Telephone: (317) 428-3805
Fax: (317) 805-2769
Brian Henson: Director of Underwriting, Strategic Markets
Brian started his lending career in 2002 and has since held positions in credit, sales and portfolio management at several regional banks. Prior to joining Oak Street, he managed a $200MM national real estate loan portfolio. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University.
Telephone: (317) 428-3843
Fax: (317) 428-5183
Maranda Stars: Controller
Telephone: (317) 428-3845
Fax: (317) 805-2765