Board of directors & leadership
Vice President, Corporate Controller
Jamie Riesterer is vice president, corporate controller of Thrivent where he oversees financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting policy for the Fortune 500 organization. As the chief accounting officer of Thrivent, Jamie is responsible for all accounting related activities across the organization. Jamie provides valuable analysis and insight, helping to guide the organization’s strategic financial decisions.
Jamie has over 25 years of financial services experience, including roles in finance, operations, and shared services. He has extensive insurance M&A experience, working on several large transactions. Prior to joining Thrivent in January 2021, Jamie was controller and vice president of financial planning and analysis for the Individual Life Segment and Close Block Division at Prudential Financial. Before that, Jamie served in senior leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase and Hartford Financial. Jamie started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the audit practice, where he served clients in the insurance and mutual fund industries.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He currently holds the Series 6 and 26 licenses. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Blaine, Minnesota, and have three children.