Adam Kaupert was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. While growing up his family and friends helped him develop a wide range of interests including sports, outdoor activities, wildlife, and travel of which he continues to this day. The majority of his time in youth and young adulthood was spent outdoors playing basketball and baseball and other sports with his friends. Adam Kaupert is a very competitive individual and would strive for perfection in everything that he did. Adam’s developed a fondness for traveling at a very young age. He never liked the cold so he aimed to travel to warm weather climates and escape the cold Chicago winters. The vacations sparked an interest in travel and exploring other parts of the world. Adam completed a study abroad program in Sydney Australia while in undergraduate school. Since then he has traveled to all of the other continents in the world except Antarctica. When young, school was not a priority for Mr. Kaupert but he eventually outgrew that attitude finishing his academic career with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a M.B.A. in Finance, and a Law Degree. While in school, Adam had to work full time so he completed his education in Chicago at DePaul University. Mr. Kaupert started his undergraduate degree at the university of Illinois with an undecided major. Once finding his academic interests in business, Mr. Kaupert fulfilled his degree in Finance. The University of Illinois was a great stepping- stone for his postgraduate studies at DePaul University. Adam was awarded multiple academic scholarships and distinctions. Mr. Kaupert also served as a research assistant to an internationally acclaimed Professor of business. Once Adam completed his M.B.A. Program with distinction, he decided to continue his education with a degree in Law. Adam is also very active in school and philanthropic organizations locally and internationally. He has traveled to parts of Africa and Asia to help children in need. He was also very involved with programs at his school. A graduate professor took Adam under his wing and advised Adam on possible entrepreneurial outlets. Adam’s mentor taught him patience, expertise, and ethics and how they are instrumental in developing a successful business. These attributes were channeled together where Adam became the founder and CEO of The ATM Company. Mr. Kaupert has been involved in the ATM industry for eight years. As the CEO of The ATM Company, Adam’s leadership skills have permitted the company to expand across the United States. With offices in both Chicago Illinois and Los Angeles California Adam’s company is striving. Mr. Kaupert has learned that there must be a balance between work, family, and social/ travel life to provide true happiness. Life is too short to focus just on one aspect.