Steve Lipton

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713

Tel: 608.270.2925

Areas of Focus

  • Working with organizations’ senior leadership to determine and execute strategy
  • Coaching organization leaders on addressing root cause issues that impair success
  • Helping organizations understand the impact of technology on improving their operations and how to implement effective technology governance
  • Developing innovative methods and products to improve organizations’ productivity
  • Developing and delivering training programs




Northern Illinois University
  • Master of business administration degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of arts degree

Steven P. Lipton


Steve Lipton leads Wipfli’s nonprofit and government practice, serving clients across the United States and internationally. He works with his team to provide a diverse array of accounting and consulting services, with a deep focus on helping organizations create stronger outcomes based on their mission. Steve personally works with organizations on strategic and leadership development as well as leadership succession. He has served and currently serves as board chair, treasurer, and board member of several community-based nonprofit organizations. Within Wipfli, Steve has held several leadership roles including vice chair of Wipfli’s Board of Directors and leader of Wipfli’s organization performance practice. He is also certified in leadership impact and change management.

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) - Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County - Board member and past board chair
  • United Way of Dane County Board Governance Training Committee - Member
  • Jewish Federation of Madison - Board member
  • Temple Beth El - Board member and vice president
  • Leadership Greater Madison - Member

Recent Insights


Let Go
May 01, 2017

Intolerance of Intolerance
Aug 21, 2017

Changing the Marshmallow
Oct 07, 2019

Gardening in the Dark
Jun 18, 2019

Do You Have Leadership GAS?
Apr 24, 2019

Movin’ On
May 19, 2019

My Horse Is Perfectly Fine
Mar 05, 2019

Seeing Is Believing
Mar 21, 2019

The Hero
Aug 06, 2019

Change isn't bad...
Oct 06, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

Leadership Brand
May 10, 2016

Culture and a Curse
Apr 05, 2016

I Am (Not) Responsible
Mar 09, 2016

Will It Help?
Jan 28, 2016

Jan 05, 2016