Stephen is responsible for structuring, negotiating, and executing on strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture investments, divestitures, financings, and joint ventures as Vice President, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions at Thrivent Financial.
Prior to his current role at Thrivent he practiced corporate law for seven years, including at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and at Dorsey & Whitney.
He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan (’05) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School (’08).
Stephen Friend serves on the Board of Trustees