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About GPS

Gilman Performance Systems, Inc. (GPS) has designed and facilitated thousands of meetings that have stimulated high energy discussion.  Our reputation of executing all aspects of meetings is based on the experience of our consultants…all who have been on the same side as our clients in corporations with the responsibility of conducting meaningful and productive meetings.

GPS has developed over 30 team building activities, first as a means to enhance learning during training programs, then to help meeting participants reflect on critical challenges they face in their jobs. Blending experiential team activities in a way that is both “fun” and a learning experience, is an art GPS has mastered.

As former heads of corporate training / learning departments, GPS consultants are expert in how to plan, design and facilitate effective meetings.

Our Partners:

We proudly present our meeting site and meeting planning partners.


617-PATRICK Social Media Training does speaking, training, and consulting to teach sales people innovative techniques to use social media to really make more money.

Crowne Plaza, Southbury, CT

The Crowne Plaza® hotel in Southbury, CT is known as "The Place to Meet". Nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut, our upscale accommodations offer the convenience and comfort you demand. We are located just off I-84, making us the perfect choice for all travelers. Boasting 13,000 sq ft of flexible event space, our hotel in Southbury is the perfect place for your meetings. To help the planning process, we provide a 2-hour RFP response guarantee, a personal Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meeting Debrief, as well as free Wi-Fi access and a Business Center. Visit Crowne Plaza's website at


The DoubleTree Tarrytown NY is the new premier hotel in Westchester County, New York. This freshly renovated property is conveniently located just off I-87, close to the majestic Hudson River in suburban Westchester County, only fifteen minutes west of Westchester Airport (HPN) and twenty-five minutes north of New York City and LaGuardia International Airport (LGA). Situated in a corporate atmosphere near many Fortune 500 companies, our full service hotel offers country ambiance and friendly service.
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EMCVenues is a full-service meeting and hospitality management solutions company with a solid reputation for supporting and executing successful meetings and providing marketing and consulting services to venues. With virtual satellite offices strategically located in key cities across the United States, EMCVenues headquarters are located in Brielle, New Jersey. EMCVenues has been acclaimed as one of the fastest growing meeting and hospitality resource companies in the nation. Visit us at

Interlaken Inn

Full-service conference center in the distraction-free Litchfield Hills. Interlaken Inn is an elegant country retreat features 83 rooms and Townhouse Suites, and 10 meeting rooms on 30 manicured acres. Recently included in Gourmet Magazine' s 'Exceptional Restaurants of CT', and Travel & Leisure Magazine's 'CT's Ten-Best Properties'. Visit us on the web at

Skytop Lodge

Over 75 years ago, it was a meeting of visionaries who created Skytop Lodge, knowing that a resort in such a beautiful place would carry a special aura. And through the years, as our conference business has grown so has the expertise of our professional conference and catering staff. Today, your meeting or conference retreat at Skytop will achieve a higher level as well, inspired by the bounty of nature, imbued with a sense of history, and served with painstaking attention to detail. For more information please visit our website at

Consultant Biographies:

Jon A. Barb

Jon has over twenty-five years experience in selling and conducting sales training programs for companies such as Xerox Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, Olin Corporation, Gateway Computers, and Qwest Telecommunication. He has taught: basic sales training, consultative selling, strategic selling, sales negotiating, sales presentations, partnering and sales management training programs.

Jon’s job experience includes sales, marketing, customer service, process engineering, training and development. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Human Resource Development from the New School for Social Research in New York City. A member of the National Speaker’s Association, Jon has given talks worldwide on a wide range of topics such as “Selling Skills”, “Negotiating Basics”, and “Getting Unstuck”. He is the author of Do What Works™: A Guide to Increasing Your Happiness, Satisfaction, Productivity and Peace of Mind.

Alan S. Booth

Alan is a Sales Representative and Sales Management Coach, Trainer, and consultant to sales functions in the area of customer-focused strategies and integrated marketing.

Prior to consulting, he was a corporate sales trainer for Fortune 30 pharmaceutical and consumer products companies; followed by heading the Operations function for Wyeth-Ayerst and National Sales Manager for small (45 professionals) companies and a large (800 professionals) Fortune 30 company.

Booth is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a MS Industrial Engineering Education and Canisius College with an Accelerated MBA-Management Certificate.

Geoff Carrol

Geoff Carroll brings with him more than fifteen years of experience in management & team development, course design, meeting design & facilitation and individualized coaching. His sales / sales management experience also includes:

~ District Sales Manager for the Professional Divisions of both the Revlon and L'Oreal Corporations.
~ Manager of Sales Training for the Glidden Coatings & Resins division of SCM Corporation (former Fortune 200).
~ Regional Sales Manager for Time/Design Inc.
~ Geoff also was the Training Manager for Witco and MasterCard.

Additionally, Geoff has developed and delivered sales / management training and other skills training for sales professionals and sales managers at Quest Communications, Gateway Computer, Pfizer, CK Witco, and the CTM Marketing Display division of IDT Communications.

David Gilman ~ President

David is celebrating 25 years of experience in the field of Training, Development and Organizational Effectiveness. His broad range of accomplishments includes development of 75+ programs in leadership, sales and customer service training.

Prior to establishing GPS, David was a manager in the training departments of Salomon Brothers, Prudential Relocation, and GE. He also held training positions with the SCM Corporation and NYC Transit Authority.

David has facilitated hundreds of Meetings / Team Building sessions for company presidents, sales teams, departments and project teams. David has led numerous sessions for groups with over 300 attendees.

David is a member of the American Society for Training and Development, and former President of the Westchester Chapter. David holds an MBA in Management and Organizational Behavior and a B.A. in Business and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Susan H. Ogle

Susan H. Ogle has been a Senior Consultant since 1992 for Gilman Performance Systems (GPS), a Human Resource Development Consulting firm. She is specializing in Management / Professional Training services, change management, and organizational development consulting issues. She has over twenty years of Human Resource Development experience.

Ms. Ogle has designed and facilitated a wide variety of professional development and management/supervisory training programs in areas of team effectiveness, presentation skills, managing change, customer service, performance management, problem solving/decision making, interpersonal communications, professional productivity, and career management.

Susan has a BA in Sociology/Psychology and an MS in Human Relations and Counseling with certifications in Benchmarks from Center for Creative Leadership, Achieve Global (Learning International, Zenger Miller), Career Systems International Inc., Blessing/White, Forum Corporation, and Wilson Learning.

Stephen Rezac

Stephen has over 19 years of experience in sales, sales management, leadership development, and sales training for three multinational companies. He has nine years of experience in senior management including District Sales Manager, and Sales Training Manager.

In addition Mr. Rezac has accomplished the following::
~ Served on Global BASF Cultural Integration Team for $4 billion acquisition.
~ Added over $1,000,000 to BASF’s bottom line through cost savings and increased sales.
~ Certified facilitator in over 35 sales and leadership programs.
~ Tripled sales in two sales territories in less than three years.

As a counselor in sales training Steve has experience in Sales Management, Negotiation, Presentations, Sales Process / Account Management, and Web Based / E business Management. Steve is a graduate from Colorado State University with a MBA and a Bachelor of Science from South Dakota State University.

Bob Schaumann

Bob Schumann’s two decades as a sales/manager professional in the medical, graphics arts and IT industries is complimented by extensive sales training and communications responsibility with a Fortune 50 company.

His highly interactive professional development sessions at national sales meetings are fun and provide sales professionals with a new way to think. Bob works with international clients on four continents and is known for his ability to combine humor and business “street savvy” via challenging, yet enjoyable, learning approaches that resonate well with a variety of sales audience experience levels.

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