EO New Jersey Member Highlight: Dan Wilson

From time to time, we will be featuring EO New Jersey members on this blog. Our first feature is on Dan Wilson. Here’s what Dan had to say about himself:

Hi…my name is Dan Wilson and I had the profound experience of joining EO almost 10 years ago in 2004. It has changed my business dramatically over the last 10 years, which went from a partnership, to a split, to a rebirth and now to explosive growth. All of the ups and downs and ups would have seemed overwhelming if I had to do it alone. Thanks to a wonderful forum I was able to navigate and flourish to the next level. I have only been in one forum during my 10 years — “Born 2 Run” (BTW hate Bruce Springsteen), now “Justice League” — in which some of the mates have changed over the years but there are still a few that have been with me the whole time. They have become like brothers to me. We share our goals and passions every day, which provides all of us with accountability to each other and ourselves. Part of my value received in EO was the opportunity to give back (not just in forum) but to the chapter. I have been a part of the board for the last six years (I know they need to kick me out already!), but I was lucky enough to be finance, membership and eventually president (which was truly an honor). I found the more I engaged with everyone in the chapter the more I got out of EO, and that would be my advice to everyone in the chapter. EO (like life) is you get what you put into it…

As for my business, I run a financial planning firm with three locations. Since the financial collapse in 2008, my practice has grown in sales on average 19% a year and my revenues have grown 18% over the same period of time. I have been blessed to have a business model that has recurring revenue and new clients come by referral only. Currently we are looking at new space to expand (with the help of our sponsor Jones Lang LaSalle). My new business venture is a RESTAURANT in Jersey City, although the details are still be hashed out, the opportunity looks like fun…STAY TUNED

As for my family, I married my college sweetheart, Kristen. We met in 1995 and have been married since 2000. I have 2 awesome daughters Madison, 11, and Reese, 9, although I always thought I would have a boy it has been so cool to have Daddy’s little girls. They just seem to grow up too damn fast…