When it comes to perseverance, Dan Lipsky knows a thing or two. Like the roots of a tree, Dan’s past experiences—both triumphs and failures—hold him steady. From his childhood in Wisconsin to a career in the financial services industry that took him across the country, Dan’s life has been shaped by his commitment to his values, his business team and his personal convictions.
As president and owner of Nationwide Biweekly Administration (NBA), the nation’s premier biweekly payment administrator, Dan knows that business achievements do not occur as the result of one individual alone. NBA has grown from a one-man operation in a borrowed office to a nationally recognized brand due to the support, faith and camaraderie of Dan’s friends, family and NBA team—a fact that Dan is quick to cite as a major contributor to the company’s growing success.
In the course of Dan’s life, he experienced triumphs, defeat, adversity and opportunity. As is often the case, negative events attract the most attention, while triumphs fall quietly aside. Over the past several months, Dan has been facing a particularly personal event—one that has been the source of great distress, sadness and heartache. While the situation is not a bright point in Dan’s life, he does not shy away from his actions. It is with great humility and honesty that he recognizes the need to address the lawsuit and reassure his values and personal morals to customers, friends and loved ones.
Dan’s story is one of personal fortitude: he knows what his customers face every day because he’s faced it himself. Once riddled with credit card debts that amounted to nearly $35 thousand, Dan understands the crippling feeling of being stuck in the quicksand of debt and interest payments. Determined to pull himself out of debt, Dan focused on finding ways to fix the never-ending cycle of long-term interest payments. Through perseverance, openness and vulnerability, Dan found the confidence to make big decisions. And from those decisions, Dan and his supporters built a business devoted to helping other people find a better way to minimize debt—and to maximize life.
Q & A with Daniel Lipsky
1. What are your three biggest accomplishments? Hmmm… have to think about this one.
2. What animal are you like the most? A mix between a lion and a golden retriever, bold yet gentle and loyal.
3. How would you describe yourself in one word? Compassionate. I cheated on this one, because I asked others to answer this question for me. I wanted to know how they viewed me.
4. What’s your favorite way to relax? Escape to anywhere with my beautiful wife.
5. What’s your favorite band or musician? Too many great musicians to have just one.
6. Do you have a favorite book? The Bible
7. Who is your role model and why? I know this may sound religious, but it is Jesus. He exuberated unconditional love, compassion, grace, mercy, totally non-judgemental (the “friend” of sinners), true happiness and peace. He had total love and compassion for everyone (He only had issues with hypocrital, finger pointing, judgemental people – Pharisees)
8. What’s your super power? Being able to see past someone’s negative actions and look more to their heart and why they are reacting a certain way. The only way to be able to be truly compassionate for others.
9. Where will you be in 5 years? Right where the Lord wants me to be. It’s in that place, I will be most happy and fulfilled.
10. Ideal vacation place? A beautiful island resort or Las Vegas – for the times I want to turn it up a notch