Welcome back to Victory Groove. This episode features Mr. Dennis Maple, Chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, and a dear friend of nearly 40 years.
Maple’s climb from starting as a sales representative for Quaker Oats to Chief Executive Officer is a testimony that everyone should hear.
Dennis R. Maple, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Goddard Systems, LLC, is a transformational leader who excels at driving business growth and leading business turnarounds; attracting, developing and engaging leadership talent; and creating value for internal and external company stakeholders.
In September 2019, Dennis joined Goddard Systems, the franchisor of The Goddard School. Goddard is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times. The Goddard School franchise currently licenses more than 500 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 37 states.
Keep up with Dennis by following him on LinkedIn @Dennis R. Maple.
Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.
Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity. Running Toward Your Goliaths.
You can find your copy of Run Toward Your Goliaths here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2
I am honored to have been a friend of Dennis for over 4 decades. We have both endured life’s harsh realities and unpredictable turns. What stands out to me the most is his optimistic drive, his determination and his ability to absorb relevant information ((knowledge) while having a clear understanding of it’s practicality. That is often referred to as wisdom.