Meet The Team

Five Star Performance

OAI Capital is led by Shawn Ridley, a 5-star Morningstar™ equity fund manager with skilled experience in building portfolios for performance. Our overriding investment philosophy is driven by the premise that long-term ownership of fine businesses leads to the accumulation of wealth. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and countless others earned their wealth through the long-term ownership of business. The key, though, is sifting through the haystacks to find professionally managed companies producing high returns on capital and cash flow. At OAI Capital, we do a lot of sifting with the assistance from enhanced technology applications and analyze investment opportunities with a heavy dose of common sense. We utilize many types of investments – both traditional and alternative – to construct investment portfolios to optimize long-term performance within a client’s acceptable risk parameters.

Shawn Ridley

Shawn Ridley, CFA

Managing Partner/ Chief Investment Officer

Shawn serves as Manager of OAI Partners V, LLC and Managing Partner of OAI Capital, a private equity and investment advisory firm. OAI Capital is an affiliate of Ridley Capital Group and was founded to provide investment management services, including the OAI Capital Real Estate Partnership LP.  Mr. Ridley founded Ridley Capital Group in 2009, which manages investment funds and provides investment banking services.  Prior to Ridley Capital Group, Mr. Ridley founded Atlas Brown, an investment management and multi-family office with $1.2 billion in assets under management focused on public and private investments.

While at Atlas Brown, Mr. Ridley served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, and funded many private entities which included “exits” to Thompson Financial, Revolution, Goldman Sachs, Comcast and J.P. Morgan. Prior to Atlas Brown, Mr. Ridley served as Director of Equity Investments, Chief Strategist and Lead Portfolio Manager for Hilliard Lyons’ $6 billion Asset Management Group, where he managed institutional equity portfolios with top decile performance ratings. Mr. Ridley also managed the Hilliard Lyons Growth Fund, which earned a 5 Star rating from Morningstar for 1, 3 and 5 years among peer growth funds.  Prior to Hilliard Lyons, Mr. Ridley served as portfolio manager for Eagle Investment Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Boston. Mr. Ridley is a graduate University of Denver and earned his Charter Financial Analyst designation.

Clint Camomot

Clint Camomot

Acquisitions & Analysis

Clint Camomot serves as an Acquisitions Consultant to OAI Select Real Estate Fund. Clint is a highly accomplished professional with a long history of success in commercial real estate investing. Clint is Co-Founder and Partner of The MPW Group, a private real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Clint has been instrumental in driving the success of The MPW Group, overseeing acquisitions, development, management, and dispositions of properties within the firm’s portfolio. Currently, he maintains ownership interests and actively seeks opportunities in select submarkets with underperforming properties, continually demonstrating his commitment to maximizing value and generating superior returns. Clint also serves as a consultant to commercial lenders throughout the country specializing in securitized real estate annual inspections, repair verifications as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily property inspections. Clint began his career in Chicago, IL. at Learning Sciences Corporation, a pioneering firm in the emerging field of artificial intelligence. In 1998, Clint relocated to Los Angeles, CA joining Spieker Properties, Inc., which was acquired in 2001 by Equity Office to create the largest public real estate company in the U.S. The portfolio included 616 office buildings consisting of 124 million sq. ft. and an industrial portfolio of ~13.5 million sq. ft. and development properties totaling 1.7 million sq. ft.

In 2006, The Blackstone Group orchestrated the historic $39 billion leveraged buyout of Equity Office. Under Blackstone’s ownership, Clint participated in the performance management of buildings in the Southern California region and implementation of the Blackstone strategy. The fund eventually realized a net profit of over $7 billion following liquidation in September 2017. With an exceptional track record and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Clint Camomot stands as a respected figure in the real estate industry, continually pursuing new opportunities while leaving a lasting impact on the organizations and communities he engages with. Clint’s contributions extend beyond his professional endeavors. He is a member of F.I.I.R.E. (Filipinos In Institutional Real Estate), where he shares his expertise and fosters growth within the industry. Additionally, Clint’s passion for automotive excellence is evident through his involvement with The Rolls Royce Owners Club, Southern California, and Ferrari Club of America.

Will Bockoven

Will Bockoven

Director of Investment Research/ Due Diligence

Will Bockoven is an Investment Principal of OAI Partners IV, focusing on commercial real estate. Will is also the Founder and Principal Broker of a commercial real estate investment firm. He has exclusively represented investors for portfolio acquisitions/dispositions, asset management, financial analysis, lending strategies, joint ventures, leasing, and development of income properties and facilitated 1031 exchange tax-deferred transactions. Will has an extensive history in transaction and property management encompassing the full spectrum of asset type, including net-leased, shopping center, mixed-used, industrial, hospitality, office, multi-family, parking structures, outdoor advertising and, vacant land. In 1998, Will started his career in wealth management at Morgan Stanley, then later at a leading Merrill Lynch private client group, managing $270 million asset base. As a financial advisor, he advised clients on equity investments and debt instruments, lending, and guidance on wealth management topics. Will is a veteran U.S. Army (Res), serving as an infantry medic. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville.

Robert Wang

Robert Wang

Acquisition & Analysis

Robert Wang serves as an Acquisition Consultant to OAI Select REAL ESTATE Fund. Robert also serves as an Executive Vice President of Gant Hill & Associates Real Estate Brokerage for the past six years. Prior to joining Gant Hill & Associates, Robert was a Broker at P.R.G. Commercial Real Estate in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to Robert’s real estate practice, Robert is also involved in business development and finance structuring. Robert has completed over 40 restaurant leasing, sales, and related transactions of various capacities since joining Gant Hill & Associates in 2013. Robert specializes in distinct commercial properties, including coordinating the expansion of several bourbon companies’ distillery operations, storage, and tasting facilities. Robert’s family immigrated from Taiwan in 1972, and he attended college in Georgia in the early 80s. In 1995, Robert entered the home mortgage industry, which lead to owning and operating a mortgage and real estate company until 2013. Past community volunteering work includes serving on the Board of Governors at the J.B. Speed Museum, Board Chairperson at the American Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Division, Board Member of Louisville Chinese Culture and Educational Center, and as the President of the Organization of Chinese American Kentuckiana Chapter.

Kim Spetz

Kimberly Spetz

Director of Operations

Kimberly serves as head of operations and administration for OAI Capital Group funds and portfolio companies. Prior to her current position, Kimberly served as a Marketing Operations Analyst from 2017 to 2019 and was responsible for developing comprehensive marketing strategies for a multitude of OAI Capital’s investment companies. Kimberly brings to OAI Capital Group over 35 years’ experience in marketing including online and offline advertising, consumer and product research, acquisition, and retention strategies, as well as public relations. Prior to OAI Capital, Kimberly held various executive roles across several start-up telecommunication companies at the onset of deregulation and was instrumental in catapulting their interest during the boom of the .com era. Kimberly resides in Louisville, Kentucky and serves on various civic boards, including the Louisville Metro Police Department Division Advisory Board and the Louisville Police Chief’s Neighborhood Advisory Council. In addition to her work with the Louisville Metro Police Department, Kimberly invests her time supporting fund raising efforts for youth groups which cater to the performing arts of Louisville.

Steve Bosco

Senior Manager/ Construction

Steve Bosco serves as Executive Manager of Real Estate Construction for the OAI Capital Real Estate Fund with a focus on real estate redevelopment and construction. A Louisville native, Steve has worked in commercial construction for nearly a quarter of a century as Founder and CEO of Prodigy Construction and Prodigy Investments. Prodigy Construction is a vertically integrated, full service commercial real estate development and redevelopment. From hotels, laboratories, restaurants, health care facilities to Class A office complexes, Prodigy has an extensive portfolio of completed projects throughout the eastern half of the United States. Before founding Prodigy Construction, Steve worked as a full-time missionary in Tacoma, Washington. He has long been active in civic and church activities including co-founding several youth sports groups.