Jeff Gilling

Company: Diamond Antenna

Title: CEO

Profession: Business Leader

Mentor History: Robotic Feeding Arm

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Industry experience

  • Accounting
  • Finance/Funding
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Entrepreneurship

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Bootstrapping
  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Finances / Accounting
  • Government (Sales, Grants, etc.)
  • Networking
  • Operations
  • Product Development
  • Sales - Channels / Partnerships
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Sales - Enterprise
  • Strategy
  • Leadership

Bio

Jeff Gilling has operated and financed growth companies from the stage of start-up to over $10 million in sales. Jeff has successfully led Diamond Antenna by nurturing core competencies during the last eighteen years, increasing sales at a compound annual growth rate of twenty percent and jobs at a compound annual growth rate of ten percent. Export sales at Diamond have increased from zero to thirty-five percent of revenue during that period. Jeff has acquired and formed a number of new businesses including a joint venture for manufacturing in Europe, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan that is 100% employee-owned, and a spin-off that received seven-figures of funding under the Small Business Innovation Research program. Social enterprise is a recent focus where Jeff plans to leverage market forces to delivery social justice to disadvantaged individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit; one option is to form a 501c3 to fund nonprofit projects with tax-deductible donations. Jeff is currently an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University as part of the 2014 cohort. He is active with Saint Luke’s Catholic Church in Belmont where he is a member of the new social justice ministry and serves as a congressional district lead for the West Point admissions office to assist candidates seeking admission to the Academy. Jeff holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is married with three children: a math teacher, a pianist and an actress.