Jeffrey R. Noordhoek is Nelnet's President. In this role, Noordhoek has broad oversight responsibilities of Nelnet, Inc. and focuses on strategic planning and growth initiatives with Chief Executive Officer Mike Dunlap. In addition, he oversees Nelnet's Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Investor Relations, Government and Industry Relations, and Corporate Communications.
Noordhoek has been described by colleagues as intelligent and outspoken. His belief in the long-term growth and longevity of the company is the basis for his careful decision-making process.
"Nelnet is a recipe for success: a proven long-term focus with competitive, sustainable market advantages. We accomplish this through a diversified integrated business platform with a focus on the education marketplace, strong capitalization, a collection of the best and most dedicated associates in the industry, and a mission for helping our customers' educational dreams become a reality."
Noordhoek most recently served as Nelnet's Chief Capital Markets Officer with responsibility for the company's securitization and capital markets funding initiatives, including warehouse lines of credit, long-term securitizations, and private debt arrangements. He has been an integral member of Nelnet's capital markets group since 1996.
Previously, Noordhoek served as Senior Vice President of National Education Loan Network Inc., a subsidiary of Nelnet, until October 2002. Prior to that, he served as a Vice President of Nelnet's predecessor Union Financial Services, Inc.
Before joining Nelnet, Noordhoek served seven years in various capacities for State Street Capital Corporation where he assisted in the establishment of commercial paper conduit financing vehicles. While at State Street, Noordhoek worked at its offices in Luxembourg, Toronto, and Boston and successfully executed securitizations in numerous asset classes.
Mr. Noordhoek earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska in 1988 and an M.B.A. from Boston University in 1996. He's an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his family.