After concluding a spectacular sales and management career at IBM, in which he led his sales team from a dead-last rating among 220 branch offices to first place in less than a year, Gil Cargill launched his own consulting practice in 1978. Cargill Consulting Group, Inc. was built on the same strategies that produced Cargill’s outstanding sales results at IBM.
Gil Cargill has spent the past 40 years as a consultant, speaker, and trainer helping thousands of businesses achieve dramatic and permanent improvements in sales productivity. Cargill has taught salespeople across diverse industries the importance of developing sales processes, the advantages of implementing new technology, and the benefits of tracking sales performance.
Cargill is a frequent speaker at national conventions and meetings of Vistage International, formerly The Executive Committee (TEC), and has been consultant to such organizations as Toshiba, ComputerLand, Micro Age, Apple Computers, Borg Warner Weyerhaeuser, and many thousands of growing small-to-medium businesses.
In 1996, Sales & Marketing Management magazine named Gil Cargill one of the “Top Six Speakers in the Country”, and Successful Meetings magazine listed him as one of the “Hot 25 Speakers to Watch For.” In 2015, the Sales Lead Management Association named Gil Cargill one of the "Top 10 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management. Cargill has received numerous other awards/recognitions and is frequently quoted in leading sales and management publications.