Nelnet Business Solutions Announces Sales Leadership Change

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Peter Sanderson and Bob Gentile take on new roles with Nelnet Business Solutions.

Nelnet Business Solutions has announced a change in the leadership structure of its higher education sales team. Peter Sanderson and Bob Gentile, two of Nelnet’s most seasoned leaders, will be taking on new roles effective immediately.

Peter Sanderson, formerly senior vice president with responsibility for the Northeast U. S., will move into the role of managing director and national sales manager for higher education. Since joining Nelnet in 2002, Peter has been dedicated to developing collaborative partnerships with universities that enable streamlined campus commerce and payment processing. Over the past decade, he has assisted higher education institutions implement e-billing and e-payment platforms, actively managed tuition payment plans, unified commerce management, comprehensive cashiering systems, student refund solutions and state-of-the-art information management technology.

“I’m excited and honored to assume this new role,” said Sanderson. “We are experiencing widespread change in higher education right now. It’s important we all begin to think differently, and challenge each other to develop new approaches that assure educational opportunities for generations to come.”    

In his role as national sales manager, Peter will lead a team of campus commerce professionals dedicated to serving schools and developing innovative strategies that lead higher education payment processing into the future. Peter received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University, and has completed postgraduate work at Columbia University.

Bob’s new role as executive vice president of community college strategies will enable him to work with community colleges across the nation, as well as to engage state, regional and national community college organizations in work that will bring increased access and affordability to schools and students and enhanced payment efficiencies in the business office and across campus.

“With tuition rates soaring, student loan debt eclipsing credit card debt for the first time in history and schools struggling with decreased funding and budget cuts, schools are looking for innovative and proactive approaches. Nelnet Business Solutions can help,” said Gentile.

Gentile’s experience and expertise with this important group of institutions enables him to share insight with schools on how to best approach payment processing and electronic billing and payment strategies, increasing affordability. Additionally, Gentile’s knowledge of the community college landscape will allows Nelnet Business Solutions develop customized solutions that help schools achieve efficiencies to serve students for years to come.

Bob is a 21-year veteran of Nelnet Business Solutions, having served in many senior positions. His work has resulted in hundreds of educational institutions across the U.S. transitioning to more sophisticated and convenient e-billing and e-payment approaches.

Nelnet Business Solutions delivers superior technology and innovative business tools that improve service and reduce costs for higher education. This goal is accomplished by providing a suite of campus commerce solutions including e-billing and e-payment, actively managed tuition payment plans, cashiering, campus-wide commerce management, student refunds and more. Working with approximately 700 educational institutions and two million students and families each year, Nelnet integrates with all major ERPs and can help your campus achieve and maintain PCI compliance. For more information, visit

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