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Dan Wanous

Business Development Officer, Thrivent Advisor Network

Building Businesses for Good

Financial advisors are in a unique position to help change lives, give people hope and financial clarity and impact the communities in which they live and work. Join us for a discussion about how advisors are driving bottom-line growth and making a real impact, and opportunities to make an impact in your own communities and for causes you care deeply about.


As a business development officer for Thrivent Advisor Network, Dan Wanous serves as a resource for financial advisors considering making the move to independence and those already practicing as independent advisors. He helps advisors explore the benefits of working with Thrivent Advisor Network, and acts as a long-term partner as they continue building their businesses.

He got started in the independent wealth management industry as an intern for an RIA, where he saw first-hand the value advisors provide and the strong relationships they form with clients, and has been at Thrivent ever since in a variety of roles including operations, corporate strategy and business development.

Wanous holds an MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management. He is a passionate reader and has been inspired by The Second Mountain by David Brooks, The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek and Drive by Daniel Pink, just to name a few.