Brian Shepler serves as President and Executive Vice President of Client Services for Ronald Blue Trust, a division of Thrivent Trust Company. He is also a member of the board of directors of Thrivent Trust Company.
As President, Brian oversees the day-to-day management and strategic development of the company. As EVP of Client Services, he supports the entire field organization and its divisions by reinforcing best practices related to corporate culture, growth strategies, advisor compensation/incentives, and compliance. In addition, Brian leads the talent acquisition and development function for the company. Leveraging his background in the investment banking and private equity fields, Brian primarily serves clients who own family businesses, providing advice regarding business succession, strategic growth planning, and corporate capital planning.
Brian began his career with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, serving in the investment banking department. He subsequently joined Pfingsten Partners, a private equity firm in Deerfield, Illinois, targeting Midwest acquisition opportunities. Brian came to Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust) in 2000 from SunTrust Banks, Inc., where he served in various roles in the investment banking and equity research divisions.
Brian earned his B.A. in Mathematics from DePauw University and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Brian enjoys engaging his family in missions work and providing consulting to ministries in the areas of strategy and donor development.
Brian and his wife, Cindy, have three children, and live in Roswell, Georgia.