Matthew J. Nordgren, CEO & Founder

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     Matthew Nordgren is an ambitious executive, dedicated philanthropist, and accomplished athlete who brings a unique passion to creating strategic alliances. He has breadth and depth of experience in finance, corporate development, and capital sourcing, as well as in building highly motivated teams of skilled professionals.


       In 2005, Mr. Nordgren received his education at the University of Texas in Austin, and while playing football for the Texas Longhorns he earned a National Championship. He was the first full scholarship in the NCAA University of Texas football history to graduate with two degrees in less than four years. After playing professionally with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, Mr. Nordgren went on to earn two Master’s degrees in business and sports management from the University of Dallas. He became a partner in the family business, NORDCO, Inc., a Dallas-based energy conservation firm.  


     From here he started developing his first private equity business focusing on a sports & entertainment portfolio. Throughout his career, Mr. Nordgren has been appointed to many executive leadership positions at various companies. From real estate to sports and entertainment, and fund management to capital lending, he is focused on finding opportunities for growth in many industries, and is committed to successfully helping manage the overall financial state of his businesses. 


To date, Mr. Nordgren has personally managed over $7 billion in transactions and maintains a portfolio of approximately 20 companies. Inspired by his belief that education and athletics can open doors for at-risk youth, Mr. Nordgren founded The Leadership Foundation—an organization committed to giving back to non-profits whose purpose is to empower youth through sports and education.

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