Elena Ochian

Director of Couples & Money Segment

As the Director of the Millennial segment at Thrivent, Elena brings Thrivent’s mission to life by reimagining membership and their experience with Thrivent to continue to be relevant for new generations. She also serves as the leader for the Prepare/Enrich business which enables young couples to build healthy resilient relationships. Additionally, Elena serves on Prepare/Enrich board of directors.

In previous roles at Thrivent, Elena led departments that provided strategy and implementation of financial professionals and field management compensation and incentives programs, and benefits for the entire workforce. She also served as an internal business consultant partnering with executive leaders on key strategy projects, including assessing feasibility of mergers and acquisitions for the banking segment.

Prior to joining Thrivent, Elena worked as a brand management consultant and lead research projects on new product development.

Elena earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from the University of Minnesota.

Elena is originally from Romania and is passionate about teaching Romanian lessons to kids. She and her husband, Lucian, have a young son and enjoy taking road trips through the national parks.