History of The Parkland Group, Inc.  

Larry Goddard founded The Parkland Group, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio in 1989 as a leading turnaround, performance improvement and interim management organization. Larry and The Parkland Group have also been dedicated to business performance research and have authored three books on the subject; Corporate Intensive Care, The Turbocharged Company and Top Down Vision, Bottom Up Management. This research, combined with the field work done by Parkland’s management consulting division over the last 20 years, was the basis for Larry’s invention of the SOAR to Strategic Excellence™ program. The SOAR program is a business improvement philosophy and methodology as well as a set of tools to help companies improve performance and profitability.

On July 1, 2012, the management consulting division of The Parkland Group entered into a joint venture with SS&G, the 41st largest Accounting Firm in the United States, to create a new entity called SS&G Parkland Consulting LLC. Larry Goddard is the Managing Director of this newly formed company that provides the following services: management consulting, strategy, turnarounds, workouts, bankruptcy, receivership, insolvency, forensic accounting, valuation and litigation support. SS&G Parkland Consulting utilizes the SOAR to Strategic Excellence™ program to help deliver value to their clients.


Larry Goddard is also the CEO of The Parkland Group and he leads the company with a new focus to help accounting and consulting firms provide additional value to their clients, by utilizing the SOAR to Strategic Excellence™ program. Jennifer Rote Goddard was named President of The Parkland Group in July of 2012, to oversee the day to day operations of the company as well as recruit, train and support new SOAR licensee partners. Jennifer is also responsible for facilitating the continued development and advancement of the SOAR program and tools. Parkland provides training and licensing to assist accounting and consulting firms in growing management consulting services. Parkland trains consultants, gives support and advice and offers unique tools through the SOAR program, to help firms differentiate in their marketplace.

Please visit www.SOARcard.com to learn more about the SOAR to Strategic Excellence™ program and www.SSandG.com/parkland to learn more about SS&G Parkland Consulting.

  The Parkland Group, Inc.
Contact : Jennifer Rote Goddard
2000 Auburn Drive
One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200
Beachwood, OH 44122
216.621.1894 fax