Daniel Sulpizio, senior vice president, director of retail banking for Parke Bank, has over 34 years of banking experience and is recognized as a market leader in South Jersey and Philadelphia.
He is the president of Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, the president of the South Jersey Bankers Security Associates, a board member of the Citizens Crime Commission of Philadelphia and was recently appointed to the Gloucester County Workforce Development Board. This month, Sulpizio shares with us the five things he wishes he knew when he started out:
1. How important it is to be part of the community and support philanthropic efforts. Early on I never knew how exciting it would be to take on a leadership position to serve others. Giving back is really about not expecting anything in return, except a good feeling.
2. How to listen more than I speak, both for business and personal relationships. You really learn a great deal about people when you listen. At the end of a conversation you should know more about the other person than they know about you.
3. That, more than anything, people would not always remember so much of what I said but how I made them feel when they came to see me or when I visited them.
4. How much my clients would trust my advice. They really place their trust and faith in you to guide them through different stages of their personal and business life.
5. How much the industry would change, especially with mergers. If I had known how much consolidation there would be I would have gone into the business of making bank signs. When you have a name change, you need a new sign.
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 7, Issue 9 (September, 2017).