Kenneth Goodgame is an executive in retail merchandising, which also means he is an expert in marketing, sales, and many other phases of making a business very profitable. Mr. Goodgame has over fifteen years experience in manufacturing and more than 15 years experience in retail. All of this experience allows Mr. Goodgame the stealth to navigate any challenges that may present themselves in today’s quickly changing markets.
Kenneth Goodgame is a graduate of Tennessee University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing. He accepted a position with Proprietary Brands and became their Director. While there, in 1999, he is renowned for the first time, never done before John Deere deal that was to have a nation-wide reach. He has also proceeded to use his talents for other businesses such as Rubbermaid, Ace Hardware, and others, proving that good leadership allows for growth within a business.
Mr. Goodgame went on to work his magic with True Value Company (Truserv Corp.), where he served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Ken also specializes in many other business practices, including Brand creation and identification, developing and marketing new products, planning product promotions and sales. He also believes there should be a quicker way to get new industry, and True Value products, into the stores.
Kenneth Goodgame was a Senior Merchandising Manager for Black and Decker for nine years, Product Merchandise Manager of Garden Hard lines, with Home Depot, for five years, then spent another two years with Home Depot as Director of Proprietary Brands. While still with Home Depot, Mr. Goodgame moved up to Senior Global Product Merchant. Kenneth then spent two years as President of Rubbermaid Cleaning Products, a line of Newell Rubbermaid. The annual sales came to around $170 million. He introduced Pro Plus tools and cleaning products to Walmart, realizing over $50 million in sales during the first year. In 2004, Goodgame became President of BenzOmatic, which is a branch of Newell Rubbermaid. BenzOmatic realized sales of approximately $150 million. Mr. Goodgame also became President of Baha Motorsports and General Merchandise Manager with Ace Hardware.
Anyone who is anyone in business knows that communication is very important. Keeping up with all of your business neighbors, clients, customers and sales team can help to improve customer service and keep everyone on the same page. Talk Fusion CEO Bob Reina understands the need to talk to people. Bob built his company on core values that make communication crystal clear and easy to do.
Bob Reina wanted to send a small video clip to someone using an email and the internet service provider that Bob tried to use told him that it could not be done. Bob scratched out a plan to make it happen and that plan was the building blocks of what is known today as Talk Fusion.
Talk Fusion is a global leader in the communications and video marketing industry. This platform makes it super easy for people to send video emails or start a video newsletter or even use video chat to increase their business. Using this platform it is easy for everyone from fortune five hundred companies to individual business people to use Talk Fusion to talk with their customers and more.
Talk Fusion has been voted one of the top eight video communication companies in the world. They have become a global leader in the industry. The company has even made it easy to try their service at no cost. Talk Fusion knows that they are offering a top notch service that people know, love and trust. As a result they are letting people try their service for thirty days at no cost. They don’t even need your credit card numbers. You simply sign up for an account and start to use their service at not cost for thirty days. If you want to use the service after your free trial, you simply sign up with your payment details. How awesome is that? We say, pretty awesome.
Talk Fusion has centered on the needs of business people just like you. With this amazing customer service and a product that offers people the ability to use tools to better the communication process, Talk Fusion is sure to please.
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When you think about people who are intelligent entrepreneurs and who are able to come up with million dollar ideas, then you typically hear about how their success propels them to new levels of wealth. It is not often that these startup masterminds are able to turn their intelligence and their fortune into a platform for change and giving right off of the bat. That is exactly why when you hear about someone such as Eric Pulier and you are able to hear about all of his efforts towards helping others, it is a welcomed surprise.
Eric Pulier is not just an entrepreneur with tremendous ideas, but he is also someone who understands that the best ideas solve major problems for the most desperate of people. Many of Pulier’s startups and ventures so far have focused entirely on helping those who have it rough or for children in general who may be chronically ill. In addition to those specific programs he has continued to partner with others and focus on the best potential products and projects which would yield the highest significance in the areas of healthcare and technology that better humanity.
As you can see Pulier has a much different focus and motivation than many individuals typically do. While the fact is that for many investors the solution and motivation is money, for someone such as Eric Pulier the solution is furthering humanity and finding ways to help people at each and every step of the way. He has not only continued to be the one who creates new organizations and new social networks so that others may bring their talents into the mix when it comes to helping people, but he has not backed away from a single challenge yet.
Benefiting humanity and helping others truly is the goal of Eric Pulier and that is why so many people are starting to flock to him and find out how they can help as well. The fact of the matter is as long as people like Eric Pulier continue to exist and continue to give effort, that there will be nothing they can’t accomplish.
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Diversant is the largest African-American owned IT staffing firm in the U.S and is nationally-certified as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE). With a first hand level of comprehension of the challenges of diversity in the corporate world, the owners and staff of Diversant works diligently towards pioneering unique programs that empower and transform businesses into diverse environments. Their efforts help workplace candidates become creative thinkers who are innovative in developing creative solutions while leveraging their competitive advantages to secure prominent positions.
Gene C. Waddy, the owner of Diversant, is a well-respected entrepreneur with an extensive IT background. Waddy is also very involved in the community. As a member of the first African-American fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, he has served very actively in sponsored community events. In addition, Waddy is active in the inner city community, working hands on with the minority youth as a community coach. With the inspiration and motivation that comes from working hands on with the impoverished, Waddy has drawn from these experiences in order to transform the IT corporate world into a business sector that is inviting for those youth that may advance to pursue a career in that field one day.
The Principal Executive, John Goullett, is also a successful entrepreneur, having served as the leader of several highly successful IT business ventures. Mr. Goullet worked in leading positions at The Constell Group, Computer Sciences Corp., Cap Gemini America, 3d Information Services, and TSR Consultants. With those impressive accolades, Goulett moved on to found his own company. In 1994, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Info Technologies, Inc after working as a Computer Consultant and then being promoted to an IT staffing account executive position. During his tenure at Info Technologies, Inc, Goullett focused on learning the inner workings and hiring needs of the IT community while understanding the personalities, work style and skill sets of his consultants. By assembling thee two together, he has been able to expand Info Technologies, Inc, within five years into one of fastest growing private companies, as recognized by Inc Magazine twice.
Since the start of his employment at Diversant in 2010, Goullett has worked closely with Waddy as the company’s Chairman and now Principal. Working towards meeting the needs of their colleagues as well as the communities they aim to serve, Goulett is dedicated towards the promotion of diversity in the candidate pool as well as throughout the IT corporate workplace. His “Best-In-Class” methodologies have helped solve critical dilemmas rather than further the continuation of supplying a simple commodity.
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When parents are in jail, they often miss the everyday events in the lives of their children. Securus is a company that is known for offering phone call services to inmates. The company also offers video calls to some locations across the country. The system is easy to use as long as the recipient has computer access. When the call is made, the inmate and the other person can see each other like you would on a normal web cam.
This is an important step for parents who are inmates. When they are able to use the Securus video calling system, they can see the smiles on the faces of their children. A father can see his baby. He can see the baby take her first steps and blow kisses to the child so that the child knows the parent is there in some way.
Parents can offer help with homework through the video calling system. They can see what their children are watching on television. Children can show parents the pets that they have and the things that they do while outside. The quality of the video is often very clear, making it feel like the parent is in the home in some way. There are many events that go on in the lives of children that parents who are inmates miss, but with the video calling from Securus, they can be right back in the home once again until they are able to physically be back with the family.
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According to Goodrich, Goettl is the latest of more than twenty HVAC companies he has owned, but the challenges that fixing Goettle has posed have been unique. Most of the businesses he has taken over had been failing because of poor marketing or organizational problems. Goettle, on the other hand, had a problem with quality. In order to combat this, Goodrich sent crews out to inspect the company’s recent installations. The emphasis on quality control has made all the difference, with Goettle generating $20 million in 2014.
Goettl Building off Rock-solid Foundation
The new quality control process is hands on. Techs are required to email pictures of their finished work to management, which always shares feedback. The goal of the process is to get the installation perfect the first time. This focus on quality has led to a growing team spirit and a greatly improved reputation as technicians are motivated to do the job right at the first installation and provide overall quality service.
Repairing the company’s reputation has been no small feat. Competitors were seizing on the issues the previous management had with the attorney general’s office in order to attack the firm. When Goodrich and his team took over, they found a company with an F-rating from the Better Business Bureau. The BBB refused to the let Goettl start over without changing the business name, something Goodrich believes was a bad business decision. He is planning on returning to the original name.
Goettle serves the greater Phoenix, Tuscon, and Las Vegas areas. Founded in 1939, Goettle offers a full range of cooling and heating installation and service, as well as indoor air quality service. Goettle also specializes in commercial HVAC services, including 24/7 emergency assistance. Their website, Goettle.com, makes it easy to schedule service and is always updated with monthly specials.
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The idea behind my financial future is to move out into a lake house after I sell my house. The thing about it is that I do not want to sell my current house without having already bought the lake house. I wanted to save for it, and I knew that I had to get some help from Laidlaw & Company. I had a broker tell me that I could get a meeting with James Ahern and Matthew Eitner to talk about my lake house plan, and I figured that I would do pretty well with people who were actually willing to talk to me about my lake house.
I started out with a plan to just buy a lake house, and then I was given this really good idea to think bigger. I had seen some cabins that I thought would be nice, and I was told that I might want to try some more creative plans for the lake house that would let me buy a house that I really wanted. It became something of a dream project, and I worked with my broker a lot to see what I could get for my money.
I actually ended up saving too much for the house because we were doing so well, and then I was able to get some nice furniture for that house. I was so confident about this that I made even more money selling my house because I knew that I was ready to move over to the lake house. The whole process went a lot better for me, and then I was able to live the life I wanted to live. I only have a couple ore years to retire, but I am already in the place I want to live in when I retire because of Laidlaw & Company.
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