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Veterans United Home Loans hires Matt Volkert as chief strategy officer

July 17, 2013

Accomplished business attorney joins the Veterans United team after nearly four years with the University of Missouri System

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Veterans United Home Loans has added Matt Volkert to its team as chief strategy officer. Volkert will help define and implement strategic priorities and initiatives that will allow the company to continue its mission of serving veterans and service members, as well as protect its culture and values.

"Our values are an important part of our day-to-day activity," said Nate Long, chief executive officer for Veterans United. "Matt's immense knowledge and background will make him an integral part of this team, and an essential part of ensuring our values remain at the forefront of our initiatives that are built on serving our veterans even better."

Volkert previously served as a counsel for the University of Missouri System. While there he represented the university system in numerous areas, focusing most of his efforts on advising, managing and executing special projects and transactions. Prior to that, Volkert was a partner at Van Matre, Harrison, Volkert and Hollis P.C., in Columbia and began his legal career at Jones Day in Chicago. Volkert received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Missouri and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

"Veterans United is a company with an outstanding reputation not only in mid-Missouri, but throughout the nation," Volkert said. "The company is proud of its values and mission, and it truly cares about the people benefiting from the service it provides. My goal is to contribute to an already amazing work environment."

Volkert has several professional accomplishments, including working as a judicial clerk for Judge Duane Benton, then chief of justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and being admitted as a member of the bar in Missouri, Illinois and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Missouri and Northern District of Illinois.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

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