Dan Chipman is an Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lender for Forte Bank. He is responsible for building, originating and servicing commercial loan relationships for both existing and potential customers of the bank.
Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In his personal time, Dan is an avid volleyball player and coach. In college, his team won two National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national championships. In addition, he coached the Catholic Memorial boy’s program to a state championship in 2016 and subsequently was named Coach of the Year.
Dan’s approach to client service is to be a trusted advisor and not a salesperson. A trusted advisor asks the right questions to help a customer determine the right product for them as opposed to “selling” them on standardized products that may or may not fit them. Dan also aims to learn as much about his customers’ businesses as possible, including what risks their industries face so he can better serve them.
Why a community bank? “Working at a community bank allows for a more hands-on approach to building and maintaining long-term relationships and helping the community grow. I enjoy the freedom to lend to customers of all different sizes and loan needs. At Forte, I feel we have the ability to meet customer needs no matter how unique.”
- Head Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach, Catholic Memorial High School, 2013-Current