Larry Goode is founder and President of Goode Advisors, Inc. Larry's career represents more than 30 years of success in sales, sales management, marketing, business management and international sourcing and operations. Before founding Goode Advisors, Larry served for 20 years as CEO and Owner of RT/Dygert International, which he expanded from a single location, $1MM local distributor operation with 6 employees into one of the largest, most respected seal distributors in the country, with locations in Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle and Shanghai.
Larry's success in building his company came from several initiatives; some examples include:
Creating a culture of ownership and employee empowerment through the use of Open Book Management, multi level goal setting, effective performance management and ultimately setting up an ESOP.
Strategic acquisitions and joint ventures to improve sourcing, expand geographically and to establish an international operation.
Implementing ISO 9000 to formalize critical business procedures and work instructions, provide employee training and to track company performance metrics.
Larry's career also includes stints as a high school teacher, soccer coach, salesperson, sales and marketing manager, angel investor and Board member on numerous profit and not for profit organizations.