Not your average financial advisor.

At OakCrest Capital, we strive to provide exceptional customer service and to make a difference in the lives of our clients. We strongly believe that building trust and long-term relationships, rather than individual transactions, is essential. We partner with you to develop unique and personalized strategies best suited for your specific needs, goals, resources, and objectives. As an independent firm, we are not affiliated with any investment or insurance companies and are truly objective in the advice we give and the products we recommend rather than being limited to proprietary platforms.







Meet Our Team

Ryan Nietert

Ryan Nietert

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is the founder of OakCrest Capital and prides himself on serving as a trusted financial advisor to his clients so they can focus on what is most important to them – their businesses, careers, and family. He is dedicated to keeping himself and his clients informed and delivers this information in a way that is easy to understand. 

Ryan is a member of the Cambridge New Century Council; a select group of independent advisors that help shape the direction that Cambridge will take in the future.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, traveling, sports entertainment, and giving back to the Chicago community. Ryan is actively involved with the Indiana University Alumni Association.

Designations and Licenses

  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • CLU® Chartered Life Underwriter®
  • Enrolled Agent (EA) Certification with the I.R.S.
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)
  • FINRA Securities Registration: Series 6, Series 63, Series 66, Series 7
  • Property and Casualty
  • Life and Health
  • Long Term Care


  • Cambridge Premier Club

Professional Associations

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Financial Services Institute
  • Financial Services Professional
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Illinois Society of Enrolled Agents


  • Indiana University – BA
Onel  Bakirci

Onel Bakirci

Investment Advisor Representative

Onel’s career spans over 25 years in the financial services industry.

Throughout her career she has made it her priority to protect and increase the wealth of her clients by delivering the potential of above average returns with an unprecedented level of personalized service and expertise. Her willingness to spend the time in order to individualize clients portfolios to address their particular needs has been her hallmark and strength. Her availability to her clients has gained their trust and friendship.

Onel holds an MA degree in Business from the University of Illinois, Springfield, IL and a BS. degree in Management from American International College, Springfield, MA.

Lori Boo

Lori Boo

Registered client services associate

Lori joined OakCrest Capital, LLC in 2018 as a Registered Client Associate. She brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry including several years as an institutional salesperson and more recently as a marketing and sales associate. Lori has an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA Finance degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Her attraction in joining OakCrest, was to work closely with the team of successful and dedicated advisors who place their client’s financial goals and needs as their top priority. In addition to years of experience, Lori has her investment licenses, which enables her to bring a higher level of client services expertise to her role OakCrest.

Lori and her husband have two children who are in college. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and travel. Her favorite past time during the spring and summer is gardening. She serves as a deacon at her church and is an active member in her sorority alumni organization.

Mariah Gray

Mariah Gray

Administrative Office Assistant

Mariah Gray joined OakCrest in 2020, and has nearly five years of experience in the financial services industry. In her current role, Mariah assists OakCrest with administrative responsibilities including account management, reporting and planning, communication, and client management. She has completed coursework at Kirkwood and Southeastern Community Colleges. Mariah currently lives in Fairfield, Iowa, where she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and spending time outside.

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Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181