• How a Russian Immigrant with 17 cents in his
    pocket became one of the top mortgage
    bankers of all time.
  • "This inspiring book not only tells an
    exciting tale of success and achievement,
    it also gives you the tools and strategies
    you need to achieve all your goals."
    Brian Tracy, Author
  • "This is much more than a great rags-to-riches
    story" Matthew Roslin, Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a must read. Dan's stories
    will motivate you to overcome adversity."
    Barry Habib, Founder of Mortgage Market Guide
  • "Dan Milstein’s journey from Kiev to where
    he is today is a remarkable story."
    John W. Barfield, Founder Bartech Group
  • "The ABC of Sales" is a terrific book about
    what makes America great. A must read."
    Joseph Campanelli, CEO and Chairman,
    Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a treasure chest of
    information and is an inspiration to me
    and should be to others as well."
    Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings # 1
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Daniel Milstein: Superstar Salesman, Superstar CEO, Superstar Author A motivated, driven, determined, successful, and savvy businessman, the CEO of Ann Arbor based Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group is passing the secrets of his success on to others in the sales business.

A super success in mortgage sales, he has recently published The ABC of Sales as a guide for professionals who want to soar in sales, revive their sales careers, or position their companies among the elite.

 Daniel Milstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, a post he has held for over a decade. Mr. Milstein led Gold Star to Inc. magazine’s coveted 500 Fastest Growing Companies list during one of the worst recessions the United States history. Gold Star was listed as the 349th fastest-growing private firm in America.Gold Star was established in 2000 and now employs over 500 people within 35 offices throughout the United States. The company is currently ranked as the 53rd largest residential lender in the country.
Under Daniel’s leadership, the Greater Detroit area company has become the 14th fastest-growing financial services company by producing revenues that were up 712% from 2005 to 2008. Gold Star has also been selected as one of the top places to work in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press for the past three years. Within the financial field, Mr. Milstein worked his way up from assistant consumer lending manager, general manager, and underwriter, to becoming Chief Operations Officer within various financial institutions in the 1990s. He has since been honored by numerous publications including the Scotsman Guide, in which he was ranked the No. 1 Loan Officer in the United States for the past two years. National Mortgage Professional Magazine lists Mr. Milstein as one of the 40 Most Influential Finance Professionals in the United States. Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine also selected him as Detroit’s Top 40 Executives under 40 list and Mortgage Originator Magazine honored him as a Top Originator. Mr. Milstein’s achievements have not gone unnoticed internationally, as Australian Broker Magazine touted him as Best Mortgage Banker in the United States by in 2005.   Mr. Milstein is widely known in the community, serving on various business and philanthropic organizational boards. He currently serves on the Cleary University Board of Trustees and various other boards throughout the country. A graduate of Cleary University, Mr. Milstein received his bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude honors in business management and finance.  He is also the bestselling author of The ABC of Sales: Lessons from a Superstar.

Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group currently stands as one of the top mortgage brokerages in the United States. Inc. Magazine has listed Gold Star as one of the 500 fastest growing, privately held companies nationwide for two consecutive years, and the Detroit Free Press has listed Gold Star as a Top Workplace in Michigan for two years running. Within the last year and a half alone Gold Star has opened 10 new branch offices across the country. Gold Star has rapidly grown to over 400 employees, thriving in a financial job market that is dwindling as a whole. Gold Star now operates 28 branch offices throughout the country. Since 2005, revenues have increased 730% and Gold Star is currently closing over a billion dollars in loans annually.

Dan Milstein: The Portfolio

It’s the strength that Dan has built in his personal relationships that allows Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group to grow and prosper with its partners and business ventures. Dan is a true testament to exactly what can be achieved through hard work, business sense, and willingness to take a risk. His dedication to the community and helping others to achieve their goals is a true representation of exactly the kind of business Dan conducts.  

Dan’s leadership is the main reason Gold Star Mortgage is:

  • One of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in America for three consecutive years.
  • Inc. Magazine’s 14th fastest growing company in the financial services sector, 2009- 2010
  • The second Largest Residential Lender in Michigan and 53rd largest in the United States
  • A Detroit Free Press Top Work Place in Michigan for employees in 2009, 2010 and 2011 
  • A quickly growing company currently employing over 500 people in 35 offices
  • Slated to open 10 new offices in 2012 and beyond

A successful company, with a 712% growth volume in the worst economic times since the great depression.

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Dan and his family relocated to the United States in 1991. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors in business management and finance. With his knowledge of the industry firmly in place, he found himself quickly moving up the ranks of the banking industry. He worked his way up from assistant consumer lending manager, to general manager, to underwriter, then Chief Operating Officer, and finally Chief Executive Officer within various financial institutions.
Dan also gives back to his community, serving on the Cleary University Board of Trustees, as well as a board member of several corporations. He is widely viewed as an expert in the industry and has published numerous articles and essays on banking and finance in several publications.