DC Gilman worked his way up the corporate ladder from estimator
through the sales ranks to Vice President of sales and ultimately
President of a nationally recognized $21 million printing company.
Under his leadership, sales outpaced production and he strategized
and implemented operational efficiency systems, streamlined workflow, reduced
production schedules by 50 percent and increased on-time delivery by nearly 20 percent.
Through his laser-focused efforts, make-ready waste was reduced by 60 percent and
annual revenues increased from $15 million to over $21 million under his leadership.
He implemented lean manufacturing while managing over 160 employees nationwide.
DC left his successful position in 2011 to follow his passion and personal dream of
building his own organization that fosters entrepreneurship. Knowing the positive
impact that entrepreneurs have on the global economy, DC has dedicated his time,
energy and efforts to providing proven tools, systems and knowledge. Through his
various speaking engagements and efforts, he has taken what he learned growing up
in a small town in Missouri—where he started his first business before he could drive
and absorbed the strong work ethic that was instilled by his father—and combined this
with the realistic approach of how to work smarter, not harder. This has formed the
foundation and back bone for his educational platform.
Today, DC owns five companies and manages several streams of revenue—from
network marketing to real estate—all by following the same advice and principles
he shares with others. His no-nonsense approach shows entrepreneurs how to cut
through the garbage, take action today, leverage cash flow and maximize opportunities
and talents. For more information, go to
DC’s latest book, Get Your Win On! showcases the essential steps, attitude and
mindset for entrepreneurial success. DC was also selected as a contributing author for
Entrepreneurial Success Stories: How Common People Achieve Uncommon Results
with John Robinson and Loral Langemeier, scheduled for release late 2012. DC has
been interviewed on various radio programs and has been featured in USA Today as
a Game Changer.
DC has worked with and/or shared the stage with some of the top speakers, authors and
renowned experts from around the world. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration from Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Dale
Carnegie Course. DC and his wife Kathy have two teenage daughters, Mikaela and
Alana, who they are assisting in building their own entrepreneurial empires. DC enjoys
traveling, creative masterminds and learning about innovative business strategies.