David C. Gilmore
Senior Vice President, Region 4
Deere & Company
David C. Gilmore is Senior Vice President, Region 4, Worldwide Financial Services Division at Deere & Company, a position he has held since October 2014. He is responsible for John Deere Financial's growth and profitability in Region 4 and leads the mission to grow region equipment sales, deepen customer relationships, and strengthen distribution channels.
Gilmore began his career at John Deere in 1990, progressively building his sales and marketing experience through roles of increasing responsibility in the Ag & Turf Division, culminating with the position of Director, Marketing – Global Harvesting Platform.
He joined John Deere Financial in June 2011 as Vice President, Marketing – U.S. and Canada, and was named Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Region 4 in October 2013.
Gilmore was raised on an Illinois family row-crop and livestock farm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois in 1989. He is passionate about customer service and giving young people knowledge and skills necessary for long-term success. He recently served on the Board of Directors for the Equipment Lease and Finance Association (ELFA). He currently serves on the Iowa FFA Foundation Board and on the Illowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Board.
John Deere Financial is one of the largest providers of financial services to agricultural and construction customers, supporting John Deere around the world with more than 1.7 million accounts and a managed worldwide portfolio of nearly $37 billion. In addition to providing receivables and equipment financing to help facilitate the sale of John Deere agricultural, construction, forestry, turf, and utility equipment, John Deere Financial offers revolving payment-based solutions, crop input financing, and crop insurance. Today, John Deere Financial has approximately 2,200 employees worldwide and offers retail finance programs in more than 40 countries.