Evan Roth currently serves as Nelnet’s Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer. NelNet is a company with over 3,000 employees that has successfully implemented a corporate wellness program. His responsibilities include organizational effectiveness, leadership development, corporate planning and strategy, human resources, innovation, enterprise-wide learning, and corporate metrics. Roth joined Nelnet in April 2003 as Managing Director of Loan Services.
Roth’s experience in the technology industry includes two years as Controller-Latin America for JD Edwards, with responsibility for leading the accounting and finance teams in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. During the prior seven years, he was General Manager (and previously CFO) for Interactive Software, an international business intelligence software and services provider. Roth led that company’s roll-up IPO into Condor Technology Solutions and subsequent divestiture to Allen Systems Group (ASG). He also served as VP-Finance/Administration and Board Member for Hertzler Systems, a quality management software provider.
Roth has extensive experience in finance and accounting, general management, international expansion and operations, process improvement initiatives, human resources, innovation, and M&A/integration.
Prior to the joining the technology industry, Roth had nine years of progressive experience in commercial banking, including accounting, compliance, credit, mergers and acquisitions, and operations responsibilities. He is a CPA and earned his bachelor’s in accounting from Goshen College, Indiana. He also has a degree in Financial Management and Control from the School for Bank Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. He is bilingual in Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese and French. He is actively involved on the board of directors for Healing Waters International, a non-profit company that provides clean drinking water for the poor in Latin America.