ParadigmNEXT Ideation Director, Anatoly Nirshberg is no stranger to entrepreneurship. His early life successes reflect a dedication to professional development and strong leadership skills. These experiences have ultimately resulted in the young Russian immigrant becoming the face of an emerging Chicago-area web-centric business consulting firm. His latest project, ParadigmNEXT, culminates this career of seeking to go above and beyond.
As an immigrant to America in 1989, Anatoly Nirshberg always believed in the “American Dream”. While growing up an immigrant had its challenges, Nirshberg notes that he “welcomed the opportunity to overcome those obstacles and continue the growing legacy of success his family had made in the States.”
Not hesitating to make his mark, Nirshberg tackled the General Securities Representative Exam, or Series 7, as a teenager. The most comprehensive of securities licensing, and also the most difficult, Nirshberg impressively passed the exam at age 18. From there he launched a comprehensive career in mortgages that led him to HomeUSA Mortgage, Ameriquest Mortgage, and American Enterprise Bank.
Having gained significant exposure to mortgage financing and loan management, Nirshberg took his skills to Century Mortgage in Lincolnwood. There, Nirshberg transformed the company. Taking the company from near zero production in 2002 to $45,000, 000 in volume in 2003, Nirshberg’s exceptional skills became the catalyst for growth. Building on his enormous success, Nirshberg hired and trained a full staff of new loan officers to further strengthen the company’s position.
Recognizing his entrepreneurial interests and capitalizing on the success of his work with Century Mortgage, Nirshberg created a Loan Originators preparatory course to share his knowledge with new loan officers. Through this program Nirshberg trained over 100 loan officers, helping them to understand the industry and pass the loan originators examination. In taking the examination, 100% of Nirshberg’s trainees passed. Nirshberg noted that,“many trainees were immigrants themselves; seeking just as his family did in 1989 to realize the American Dream”.
Among the things that have made Nirshberg’s ParadigmNEXT platform a success is his ability to capitalize on his immigrant and early career experiences. Using relationships built up over the course of his career, Nirshberg has brought emerging seed funds, venture capitalists, startup founders, and collegiate entrepreneurs to the ParadigmNEXT team.