Nick Stonestreet is the CEO, chief investment officer, and chairman of the board. Nick has more than 30 years of financial services experience and has managed a broad spectrum of wealth management businesses. As CEO, Nick is active in developing the company’s strategic initiatives and oversees the overall management of the organization and its divisions. As chief investment officer, he heads the investment department as they develop and implement investment strategies that seek to increase the probability of successfully meeting clients’ financial planning goals. Prior to becoming CEO of Thrivent Trust Company, Nick co-founded and was CEO of Vident Financial, an investment management firm. He also served as regional head of Private Wealth Management for Regions Financial and before that worked at Merrill Lynch for 15 years in several capacities including chief executive officer of Merrill Banc Suisse & global head of International Trust, Structuring, global co-head of Private Wealth Services and director of Private Banking. Nick received his master’s degree in international business studies from the University of South Carolina.