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Brett Brunick joins Thrivent as chief digital and technology officer

In this newly created executive position, Brunick will lead Thrivent’s digital and technology functions focused on client experience.

MINNEAPOLIS —Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization, announced that Brett Brunick has joined the company as executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer.

In this newly created role, Brunick joins Thrivent’s executive leadership team to help accelerate the organization’s transformation into a digital-first organization that offers advice, products and experiences to help clients achieve financial clarity and live lives full of meaning and gratitude.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brett into our organization,” said Terry Rasmussen, president and CEO of Thrivent. “He’s a proven technology leader who has delivered transformational results, built strong teams and led change throughout his career. His expertise is essential as we plan for our future digital needs at Thrivent and serve our clients how and when they want over the various stages of their relationship with us.”

Brunick brings depth of leadership experience spanning multiple facets of technology
Brunick comes to Thrivent with more than two decades of leadership experience spanning the digital, technology, product management, engineering, architecture, data and infrastructure areas.

Most recently, he served as executive vice president and Chief Information Officer at Twin Cities-based TCF Bank. There, he oversaw the launch of an online mobile platform, implemented a full retail Customer Relationship Management across branches and contact centers, and modernized legacy systems. During his years at TCF, Brunick embraced new and innovative ways of thinking, with a focus on building responsive experiences and improving capabilities for customers.

Prior to TCF, Brunick served in a progression of leadership roles at Target and was instrumental in building out key aspects of the consumer experience platform, including, stores, data, merchandising and supply chain. He began his career in consulting as a hands-on developer.

Brunick holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Iowa State University.

About Thrivent

Thrivent is a diversified financial services organization that helps people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies serve more than 2.3 million clients, offering advice, insurance, investments, banking and generosity products and programs over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a Fortune 500 company with $162 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/20). Thrivent carries an A++ (Superior) rating from AM Best, a credit rating agency; this is the highest of the agency’s 16 ratings categories and was affirmed in June of 2020. Rating based on Thrivent’s financial strength and claims-paying ability. Does not apply to investment product performance. For more information, visit You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.