U-fi, an experienced leader in consumer finance, is pleased to announce the formation of a new sales team dedicated to serving the financing needs of colleges and universities across the United States. This team will work with schools by providing loan programs to students when federal programs don’t cover the full cost of education. The products will include undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree loans.

“It’s exciting to have our new team out in the field at conferences and on college campuses talking about our quality loan programs,” said U-fi Regional Director Ron Hancock. “We’ve put a lot of thought and resources into creating a competitive program and an exceptional borrower experience. We look forward to speaking with our financial aid colleagues about U-fi.”

The three individuals representing U-fi have a combined 70 years of experience in higher education and bring extensive expertise in the student loan industry. Each member of the team will represent a different geographic region.

Ron Hancock brings over 27 years of experience in higher education and student lending. He most recently served as National Manager for Nelnet’s Partner Solutions team and was involved in the development of U-fi and the U-fi student loan marketplace.

Ron Hancock, Western Regional Director
(405) 826-4131

Joe Jovell comes to U-fi with 22 years of experience in higher education finance. Joe started his career at Teri in 1996 and then accepted a position at Nelnet. Joe moved to Great Lakes in 2007 as a Senior Marketing Associate, covering the eastern region of the country and assisting schools with streamlining different aspects of the financial aid process.

Joe Jovell, Eastern Regional Director
(802) 662-4877

Dave Bowman has been in the industry for 21 years. He started his financial aid career in 1997 as a Marketing Assistant at Educaid. He moved to Firstar/U.S. Bank in 1999 as a Market Manager and served there until 2002, when he accepted a position with Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Most recently, he has worked with Great Lakes’ Business Partners as the National Director of Business Partnerships.

Dave Bowman, Midwestern Regional Director
(937) 550-4642

In addition to in-school loans for students, U-fi also provides student loan refinance options for graduates. For more information on U-fi loan products, visit U-fi.com.

About U-fi

U‑fi provides private loan origination and servicing to help students reach their educational goals and make smart financial decisions. We achieve this by providing simple, helpful student loan solutions with competitive borrower benefits, financial wellness resources, and more. U-fi is a registered trademark of Nelnet, Inc. U-fi.com