Please welcome Goal Structured Solutions, an education finance and asset management company, as a new associate member to RMASFAA! Dennis Wentworth, Vice President of Business Development, is the Goal Structured Solutions rep serving our region. Dennis is familiar with RMASFAA from previous work. The Membership Committee asked him a few questions about himself and asked him to introduce his company to us.
Q: How long have you been with Goal structured Solutions?
A: I started with Goal Structured Solutions (GS2)as their VP of Business Development last year after spending 14 years with USA Group/USA Funds and 11 years with Sallie Mae as their SVP of National Sales. Thanks for the opportunity to be re-introduced to the RMASFAA membership!
Q: What is your favorite thing about your work?
A: Education is about gaining knowledge and achieving dreams. I enjoy the opportunity to continue to build on my institutional relationships that I have developed across the country and create products and services for institutions that help students achieve their dreams and manage their obligation to achieve success.
Q: What is your professional and/or educational background?
A: I have a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. I started my career as a Financial Aid Director in Illinois, then worked as the Regional Director of Financial Aid Services for the American College Testing Corporation (ACT) in Chicago, then moved to Indianapolis to be the VP of Sales/Marketing for the Midwest Region – USA Funds/USA Group. I worked for Sallie Mae as their SVP of National Sales for 11 years before joining GS2 last year.
Q: What can Goal Structured Solutions offer schools and their students?
A: Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. is a dynamic, values-driven asset management company that offers comprehensive solutions to the education loan industry. Our roots sprouted from education finance and our executive team expertly manages over $25 billion of private and federally-guaranteed student loans for our clients and partners. We offer services for debt acquisition, collection management and performance analytics. GS2’s Ascent Program for Funding (Private Loan Program), is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international students more access to loan funds than current private student loan lender products through broader credit tiers with competitive interest rates and flexible repayment options.
Q: What do you do for fun/hobbies/favorites?
A: I am an avid skier and runner. Exercise is a key component in my daily schedule.
Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
A: Tom Hanks!
Q: If you had the basics provided for you, what three items would you have to have with you if you were stranded on an island for a year?
A: A sharp knife, a gun with bullets, and matches.
Dennis plans to attend and provide an exhibit at the annual conference in Rapid City October 23-26. Be sure to learn more about Goal Structured Solutions at the conference and welcome Dennis back to RMASFAA! http://rmasfaa.org/docs/toc_conferences.html
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