Kevin Doherty

Business Development Executive, Nelnet Campus Commerce

In Brief:

  • Kevin has a 17-year track record of fostering partnerships in higher education, with a focus on leveraging technology to enhance learning. He’s passionate about using Nelnet’s innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of each institution and drive positive change.

  • Committed to building strong relationships with clients, understanding their objectives, and aligning Nelnet’s solutions to support the mission and goals of higher education. He prioritizes strategic planning and continuous learning to become a trusted advisor in the industry.

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Before coming to Nelnet Campus Commerce, what are some of the highlights of your career?

I have spent the past 17 years partnering with various higher education institutions. It has been an absolute privilege to meet and build relationships with higher education leaders across the country. Earlier in my career, I was a Digital Sales Specialist at an educational publishing company. I absolutely loved assisting institutions in transitioning to hybrid and online learning models through the innovative use of technology.

What do you enjoy about working in the higher education industry?

I appreciate the positive impact that higher education can have on individuals’ lives and always keep that in mind. I also recognize that each higher education institution is unique and has its own set of needs, making each day different from the last.

What interested your in the role of Business Development Executive?

I am excited about the opportunity to work with Nelnet Campus Commerce. The chance to collaborate with talented clients and coworkers on cutting-edge technology that can shape the future of the company is what interests me the most.

What are you looking forward to most as you start in your new position?

I am excited about the opportunity to meet with clients and build relationships while gaining a better understanding of their unique needs and goals. I am also looking forward to becoming well-versed in Nelnet Campus Commerce solutions so that I can effectively align client objectives with our solutions to facilitate positive change.

What techniques help you stay organized and focused?

I find that daily planning, scheduling time for tasks, and tackling the most challenging work activities in the morning before distractions arise, helps me maintain organization and focus. The fact that our solutions support the unique mission and needs of higher education is what motivates me to return each day.

Is there something new you’d like to learn this year, and why?

I am looking forward to learning more about our partners and all that Nelnet Campus Commerce has to offer. This knowledge will help establish credibility that I am here as a trusted advisor rather than just another vendor.

Share with us a valuable piece of advice that someone has given you.

A quote from Maya Angelou states, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is a sentiment that I strive to keep in mind when engaging with others.

What’s the most memorable vacation you’ve ever taken?

I have traveled to many places around the country and world, but one of my favorite vacation spots is a small island off Casco Bay, Maine, where I spend time with family and friends every August. One of the most memorable vacation moments was when I proposed to my wife while paddle boarding along the coastline.

Outside of work, do you have any activities or hobbies that you enjoy?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring all that New England has to offer. I also enjoy coaching my kids’ youth sports teams and getting outside on the golf course.

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