Dr. Daniel Milstein is an entrepreneur and successful loan officer residing in Northville, Michigan, United States. He is the CEO of Gold Star Financial, which in 2009 was listed as one of Inc. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies.
Daniel Milstein is known as a successful business executive, author, job creator, company builder, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, an Inc. 500 Company.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Dan and his family experienced hardship, religious persecution, and life-and-death situations, all in the shadows of one of the greatest disasters that ever occurred, the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
Forced to escape the Soviet government, Dan’s family fled to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Highly motivated to succeed, Dan worked his way up from mopping floors in a McDonald’s restaurant, through a series of difficult and challenging jobs, to ultimately establish one of the 15 fastest growing financial services companies in the United States.
He graduated with honors from Cleary University, earning a business degree, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate from his alma mater. He is currently in his second term on the Cleary University Board of Trustees.
Under Dan’s leadership, Gold Star has grown to more than 500 employees in 48 offices across the U.S. The company has been named a Top Workplace in Michigan for four consecutive years by the Detroit Free Press, and a Michigan Economic Bright Spot by Corp! magazine.
Dan has been ranked the #1 loan officer in the United States, out of more than 550,000 professionals in the lending industry. He has
been included in the prestigious “40 Under 40” in Crain’s magazine, “30 in Their Thirties” in DBusiness magazine, and has been named one of the nation’s 40 Top Finance Professionals by National Mortgage Professional magazine.
Dan is the author of The ABC of Sales: Lessons from a Superstar, which in March 2012 sold 10,000 copies and became the #1 sales book on Amazon.com. He is also a contributing writer for multiple business publications. As an author, he has earned numerous awards and honors at national and international book festivals in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New England.
In 2012, Milstein was named to the prestigious National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.