Carolyn Armitage, Head of Thrivent Advisor Community, Laid Off


Carolyn Armitage, who joined Thrivent Monetary two years in the past to guide the agency’s hybrid impartial advisor platform, Thrivent Advisor Community, was laid off as half of a bigger reorganization of the wealth administration enterprise, she confirmed. She plans to take the summer season off and begin on the lookout for different alternatives within the fall and winter.

Thrivent laid off 4 different individuals on Armitage’s group, together with enterprise growth officers Tom Pistole and Erik Feldman, Development Program Supervisor Lori Sherman and Enterprise Growth Advisor Katie Tram. Sherman supported the agency’s advisors and put collectively its inner convention.

Armitage declined to offer particulars behind the reorganization. She did say Thrivent was pushing again on recruiting new advisors on the impartial facet. “We needed to inform our whole pipeline ‘No, thanks,’” she stated.

The agency’s profession and digital channels are nonetheless recruiting.

“We’re dedicated to sustaining a platform for impartial wealth management-focused monetary advisors and enterprise homeowners who share Thrivent’s values and want elevated flexibility and autonomy,” stated Samantha Mehotra, a spokeswoman for Thrivent, in an announcement. “Carolyn Armitage is not with Thrivent; we’re grateful for her service and need her the most effective.”

In late Might, TAN introduced it added Perspective Monetary Companies, a Phoenix-based agency with $230 million in consumer property, as its twenty fifth affiliate. TAN has 134 advisors and over $5 billion in complete property below administration.

Armitage was employed to interchange Luke Winskowski, who the agency tapped at the moment to guide its new recommendation and wealth administration division. Winskowski left the agency in January, after 20 years in varied roles with the corporate.

“Practically 20 years in the past I began as an intern with Thrivent,” he wrote on LinkedIn. “Right now is my last day with a tremendous group and group of individuals. The mission of Thrivent has formed who I’m. I’ve grown up right here and can endlessly be grateful.”

Thrivent launched TAN in late 2019, bringing over 130 of its personal advisors from the legacy insurance coverage dealer/supplier.


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