Our Team

Mike Menzer

Michael J. Menzer
Mike is the founder and CEO of White Oak Partners and is responsible for managing our long-term, strategic direction and growth, establishing company culture, and raising and broadening investment capital resources. Mike has extensive experience in real estate finance, asset acquisition and management.
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Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer
Jim is the Chief Financial Officer at White Oak and oversees finance, tax planning and structuring, as well as investor and financial reporting. He manages all of White Oak’s banking relationships and works as part of the leadership team to provide strategic financial oversight on projects. Jim is responsible for assurance in the areas of risk management, stability and integrity of IT and reporting platforms.
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Patti Riordan

Patti Riordan
Patti is Senior Vice President and Treasurer of White Oak Partners. She is responsible for managing Financial Operations, Accounting, Audit, Tax, Treasury, IT, Reporting Platforms and Human Resources. Working closely with all financial reporting personnel.
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Chris Adkinson

Chris Adkinson
Chris is Senior Vice President & General Counsel at White Oak Partners. He leads the oversight of transactions, with an emphasis on due diligence and documentation. Chris oversees a broad range of legal matters, and has heavy involvement in SEC compliance.
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Melanie Mayo

Melanie Mayo
Melanie Mayo is Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at White Oak Partners. She is responsible for the Underwriting process of investment property acquisitions which satisfy the Company’s investment strategy criteria.
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Benjamin Barnes

Benjamin Barnes
Ben is Senior Vice President, Asset Management of White Oak Partners.  He is responsible for the successful execution of the investment strategy for each property acquired.  Typically, this strategy includes a repositioning of the asset through programmatic improvements to the property along with unit upgrades; so as to maximize annual cash flow from operations as well as long-term value creation.
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Chris Ellis

Christopher Ellis
Chris is Vice President, Investor Relations of White Oak Partners.  He is responsible for leading the efforts with investor reporting and partners on maximizing investor relationships.  Chris serves as a point of contact for existing and potential investors.
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Our Advisory Board
White Oak has established an Advisory Board comprised of professionals with significant real estate and financial experience. The Advisory Board meets regularly to provide guidance, counsel and market wisdom to White Oak.
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