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Brett Brunick

Brett Brunick

Chief Digital and Technology Officer , Thrivent

Brett Brunick is executive vice president, chief digital and technology officer of Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization.

In his role, Brunick oversees all digital, data and technology activities at Thrivent to help clients achieve financial clarity, enabling lives of meaning and gratitude. His focus is on leading the enterprise through a digital transformation that will deliver experiences that meet and exceed the changing needs of Thrivent clients today and into the future. Brunick is implementing a product operating model that will help accelerate Thrivent’s transformation through teams dedicated to client-first and digital-first experiences.

Brunick joined Thrivent in 2021 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. While there, Brunick oversaw the launch of an online mobile platform, implemented a full retail customer relationship management across branches and contact centers, and modernized legacy systems. 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 target.com, stores, data, merchandising and supply chain.

He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Iowa State University.


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