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, while playing football for the Texas Longhorns football team as a quarterback and a National Championship ring. 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 until he was sidelined with injury, Mr. Nordgren went on to earn two Master’s degrees in business and sports management from the University of Dallas. He was subsequently featured on the Bravo TV show “Most Eligible Dallas,” while becoming a partner in the family business, NORDCO, Inc., a Dallas-based energy conservation firm. This is when he helped to develop his first private equity business which was a sports & entertainment portfolio.
Throughout his career, Mr. Nordgren has been appointed to many executive leadership positions at a varied group of companies. From real estate to sports and entertainment, from hospitality to insurance and mortgage lending, he is singularly focused on finding synergistic opportunities for growth in virtually every industry, and is committed to successfully helping managing the overall financial state of his clients’ businesses.
Mr. Nordgren is currently CEO and Founder of NORDCO Consulting LLC, a private equity firm dedicated to buying and selling middle market companies with forward-thinking vision. 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. He feels strongly that young people, regardless of their personal circumstances, should have the opportunity for a bright future and the chance to make a positive impact.