Bradford (Brad) Creswell has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since 2018. He serves as chair of the Investment committee and also serves on the Human Resource and Executive committees.
His deep experience in finance, investments and business helps ensure that Thrivent remains strong and stable and can deliver on its promise to help people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude.
Creswell is co-founder and managing partner of NCA Partners LLC, a private equity firm in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining NCA, Creswell was vice president at Bankers Trust & Company. He started his career in the audit department of Arthur Young, where he earned his CPA.
Creswell currently serves on the boards of two privately held portfolio companies, PTW Energy Services Ltd. and Doolittle Construction, LLC. He and his wife founded the Mercer Island Launch Educational Advocacy Project (MILEAP), a 501(c)(3) where Creswell currently serves as director and treasurer. In addition, he is director and chair of the Finance committee for the Reading Partners national board. Creswell was previously on the regional board of the Thrivent Member Network–Northwest Region. He is also an NACD-certified director.
Creswell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Mercer Island, Washington, and attend Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
For over 120 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, Thrivent is a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization committed to providing advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs and solutions to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.
For the last 12 years, Thrivent has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere. As of Dec. 31, 2022, Thrivent had $162 billion in assets under management and advisement, and total revenue of $9.4 billion.