Tom Baurle - Oak Ridge FinancialTom Baurle
Managing Director
(763) 923-2212

Mr. Baurle joined Oak Ridge Financial in April 2017. He brings over 30 years of experience in structured finance with a primary focus on private debt and special situations. His experience in the origination, structuring, and placement of esoteric ABS transactions and loan pools spans multiple asset classes including RMBS, subprime auto, motorcycle loans, tax liens, margin loans, and auto leases. He ran and managed several institutional MBS trading desks as well as institutional sales forces all of whom were focused on institutional mortgage/ABS distribution. Recently, his focus has been on the specialty finance space with an emphasis on providing start-up companies capital markets solutions through various forms of debt financings including warehouse facilities, bridge loans, and permanent financing via loan portfolio sales and/or ABS placements.

Mr. Baurle graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.


Chris Flannery - Oak Ridge FinancialChris Flannery
Managing Director
(763) 923-2206

Mr. Flannery has specialized for over 20 years in the structuring and placement of asset backed financings for corporate, non-profit and government sponsors. His experience includes a wide range of asset backed securities transactions, warehouse and other credit facility arrangements, tax exempt bond issues and whole loan sales. Asset classes have included auto and motorcycle loans, consumer receivables, small business loans, single and multi-family mortgages, commercial real estate and municipal assets of various types. He joined Oak Ridge Financial in May 2017 and prior to that worked at Piper Jaffray for 18 years.

Mr. Flannery holds a BS from the University of Minnesota, an MS from Northwestern University and a PhD from Northwestern University, all in mathematics. Prior to becoming an investment banker, he taught for two years at the University of Texas at Austin.


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