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 (CEO)

Ryan is CEO and founder of OakCrest Capital, LLC 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 family, businesses, and careers. As wealth managers, Ryan and his team help clients create and implement their lifetime financial plans. It is OakCrest’s goal to help clients send their children or grandchildren to college, protect their family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, retire and remain comfortably retired. In his leadership role as CEO, Ryan drives the strategic direction and future opportunities for the firm. He is dedicated to keeping himself and all OakCrest clients informed on current events that can impact their financial life and delivers this information in a way that is easy to understand through ongoing communication. He continues to leverage technology to improve the delivery of services and client interaction.

Continued professional education is a big focus for Ryan. He has multiple designations including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®) and Enrolled Agent (EA) certification with the I.R.S., so that he can continue to meet the evolving challenges of clients and elevate Oakcrest services.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Elise and two amazing kids – Kora and Graeme. When he’s not working with clients or spending time with his family, you can usually find Ryan on the golf course.

Designations and Licenses

  • Enrolled Agent (EA) Certification with the I.R.S.
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • CLU® Chartered Life Underwriter®
  • 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
  • North Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents
  • Illinois Society of Enrolled Agents


  • Indiana University – BA
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 grown children and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. Her favorite pastime during the spring and summer is gardening.

Elise Nietert

Elise Nietert

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Elise joined Oakcrest Capital, LLC as the Chief Operating Officer. In this role she will be dedicated to employee growth and retention, business development, and continued optimization of Oakcrest processes and procedures to best meet the needs of our clients. Prior to officially joining Oakcrest, Elise worked for 15 years in a senior leadership role at a health advocacy consultancy, where she was responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of short and long-term, nontraditional, philanthropic advocacy programming for multiple Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and Biotech clients. She brings a wealth of knowledge in many applicable areas including internal operations, infrastructure building, strategic planning, client services, and communications.


Elise holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her two children, Kora and Graeme.

Steve Brill

Steve Brill

Planning Assistant

Steve Brill joined Oakcrest Capital in late 2021 and has fifteen years of experience in the financial sector working as a trader, primarily in agricultural futures.  As a paraplanner, Steve will be assisting OakCrest clientele with our financial planning technology to constantly stay organized with all their financial accounts 24/7.  Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where he double majored in finance and accounting.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his son Nick, honing his golf game, and playing poker.

Deborah Sinclair

Deborah Sinclair

Administrative Office Assistant

In her current role, Deborah assists financial professionals through our partnership with our independent broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., with administrative responsibilities including account management, reporting and planning, communication, and client management. Deborah joined OakCrest in 2021 and has over 30 years of experience in office management and customer service. Deborah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. She enjoys traveling, volunteering for community programs, following sports and spending time with her family.

Madison Sieren

Madison Sieren

Administrative Office Assistant

Through a partnership with our independent broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., we have access to a team of virtual office assistants who allow us to spend more time with our clients by taking on more administrative tasks. Madi Sieren is an accomplished administrative specialist with more than 3.5 years of experience in office administration. Madi has been assisting Oakcrest since 2021, specifically assisting in the areas of account management, reporting and planning, communication, and client management. She currently lives in Richland, Iowa, where she enjoys being outside and spending time with her daughter. Madi enjoys hunting, ranger riding, and bank pole fishing along the Skunk River.

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