President, The Parkland Group, Inc.
Mr. Goddard is President of The Parkland Group, Inc., a leading turnaround, performance improvement and interim management organization, based in Cleveland, OH.
Mr. Goddard founded The Parkland Group in 1989 and is the inventor of Parkland's "SOAR to Strategic Excellence™," a revolutionary one-day diagnostic and benchmarking process that measures the health of businesses and helps them achieve significant improvements in profitability. He has over 30 years management and advisory experience, helping hundreds of organizations throughout North America dramatically improve their performance. Previously, he was President and CEO of WACO International, a national manufacturer and distributor of construction equipment and supplies. Mr. Goddard was also Deputy Chairman and a director of Waco’s publicly traded parent company, Waco Kwikform Ltd. Prior to joining Waco, Mr. Goddard was a supervisor at Price Waterhouse in Canada, and later founded Goddard Franklin Management Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Goddard is the author of Corporate Intensive Care: Why Businesses Fail And How To Make Them Succeed, and co-author of The Turbocharged Company: Igniting Your Business To Soar Ahead Of The Competition and Top Down Vision and Bottom Up Management. In addition to serving on the JumpStart board, Mr. Goddard is a board member of NASDAQ-traded Energy Focus, Inc., was formerly on the board of Oglebay Norton Inc. until its sale in early 2008 and currently serves on numerous advisory and other boards.
Mr. Goddard is a member of the World President’s Organization and the Turnaround Management Association. As a recognized industry expert, he is frequently quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal.
He sits on the Finance & Audit, Community Engagement, and Strategy committees of the JumpStart board.