BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Adam Goodman President and CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures
As part of the “Shine a Bright Light” initiative of Conscious Capitalism AZ, we capture stories about how companies have incorporated the tenets of Conscious Capitalism into their leadership and culture. In this segment, Host Jon Deiter speaks with Adam Goodman about his journey as President and CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures – a third generation family business.
Goodmans has led the industry in training and employee development. Their team members are trained in design principles, construction codes, project management procedures and the latest product innovations. Goodmans’ clients and colleagues appreciate the expert knowledge and professionalism Goodmans delivers at every stage of a project and well after installation.
Under Adam Goodman’s leadership, Goodmans has developed many innovative programs to give back to the community. These programs include Office Chair Hockey, Goodmans Eye for the Good Guy, AIM to Make a Difference, Rooted in Good, GoodInc, GoodART, GoodTHREADS and more. In 2009, Goodmans won the first-ever ACE Award for Community Impact and in 2011 Goodmans became the third certified B Corp in Arizona. In 2012, Goodmans won the overall Impact Company of the Year Award from the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, Goodmans was the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award winner for Arizona and then Goodmans was honored with the BBB’s International Torch Award for Ethics. In 2014 Goodmans was named to the Game Changers 500 list as one of the top 500 companies in the world using business as a force for social change. In 2015 Goodmans became the first Benefit Corporation (B Corp) registered in the State of Arizona.
Adam has held leadership positions with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Phoenix, Phoenix Country Day School, Young Presidents Organization, Conscious Capitalism, Independent Newsmedia, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Phoenix Symphony, CEO’s Against Cancer, University of Arizona Cancer Center, the State of Arizona Secretary of State’s Commerce Council, First Place AZ, ASU Herberger Institute Dean’s Creativity Council, WP Carey School of Business Economic Club of Phoenix, the National Dealer Alliance and the Herman Miller Certified Dealer Network.
Adam has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Paradise Valley with his wife Stephanie and their three children.
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In 2014, Jon Deiter was working on the leadership team of a company which began implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). Jon experienced first-hand the value and power of EOS and its simple tools to establish a clear vision, gain traction toward that vision, and grow a healthy team.
He also came to realize his true motivation and passion ….. to help many more companies achieve great things through implementing EOS! He was trained as a Professional EOS Implementer and since 2015 has been working with organizations to help them implement EOS. He offers his implementation/coaching services through his company, Jon Deiter Solutions, LLC.
EOS is a people-centric management system that embodies successful, proven ways of working with people and a team. In addition to company growth and achieving the life you desire, implementing EOS has positive impacts to employees, culture and team health.
Jon has worked for over 30 years in leadership/management positions in privately held and family owned entrepreneurial businesses as well as smaller divisions of public companies. He earned an MBA in Finance from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and he has worked as a licensed CPA with Accreditation in Business Valuation and Certified Global Management Accountant. He has held positions in a variety of industries as Tax Advisor, Consultant, Controller, Vice President, CFO, and President.
His leadership career in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses, along with experience as both a user and implementer of EOS, give Jon a unique perspective to pursue his passion of helping business owners and leadership teams achieve all they want from their business.
Jon is active in the Conscious Capitalism movement and is a founding member and Treasurer of the Arizona Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. Jon lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Julie, having moved to Arizona from Chicago suburbs in 2003.