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Jeff Gitlen, CEPF®

Jeff Gitlen, CEPF®, is the director of content operations at LendEDU. He graduated from the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.

About Jeff Gitlen, CEPF®

Current Role

Director of Content Operations


  • Student Loans
  • Personal Loans
  • Home Loans
  • Insurance
  • Credit Cards

Certifications & Degrees

  • Certified Educator in Personal Finance
  • Bachelor's degree in operations management from the University of Delaware

Personal Finance Experience

Jeff is a certified educator in personal finance (CEPF®) and has served multiple positions within LendEDU’s content team since 2016, approaching LendEDU’s content with the same goal: to provide consumers of all classes with the answers they need to create a better financial outlook for themselves and their families.

This passion has led Jeff to cover many personal finance topics, including student loans, credit cards, and insurance. His work has been featured in major news publications, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch.

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