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They say ”money isn’t everything”…well, actually building wealth is crucial especially for communities that were historically excluded from wealth and having cash on hand. Join us as we talk to Enrique Basañez, a Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial, about why it’s important for people from historically excluded communities to get their mind right when it comes to money. Building wealth is about legacy. What do we need to do to create an inclusive and equitable economy when it comes to building wealth? And how do we do this when we lack family wealth?
Enrique is a successful Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial who is focused on helping underserved communities, families and small businesses.
Enrique was born and raised in Mexico and immigrated to Texas at the age of 15. He graduated from Valley View High School in 2001. He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from UT – Brownsville in 2006.
Enrique started his career in technology and has been in the financial industry for 15 years working for global Investment and Banking institutions: Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. He was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America. Enrique successfully managed and helped individuals progress in their career through mentorship. He is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others achieve success. He believes every person has the right to similar opportunities to be successful in the workplace and society.
Enrique lives happily with his wife Alex, 18-year-old daughter Jazmin and 13-year-old son David near the mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado.