John Helderman has lived in Las Vegas since 2003. Married and the father of four kids (ages 2-12), he worked for the “Big 4” public accounting firms for 12 years (Deloitte & Touche and KPMG). For the last 8 years, John worked for Caesars Entertainment, most recently as VP of Finance. During his time with Caesars, John built the Corporate Tax Department and led the Capital Planning team in the development and management of capital plans for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, Caesars Growth Partners, and other entities within the affiliated group. John became very passionate about Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s mission, which is why he joined the Goodwill Board of Directors in October 2015. John currently serves as Interim CEO at Goodwill of Southern Nevada. John holds a JD degree from University of North Carolina School of Law, and two BA degrees (Business Management and Economics) from North Carolina State University.
John Stoddard Chief Operating Officer
Having spent 20 years helping to build Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona into a major success, John Stoddard brings his knowledge, best practice strategies, and strengths to Goodwill of Southern Nevada.
When John accepted his first role at Goodwill Central and Northern Arizona (GWAZ) as a store manager, he anticipated it would be a stepping stone job. Thankfully, for Goodwill the job was a stepping stone to bigger and better things within Goodwill. John’s innovative strategic mind led him down a 20 year path as a District Director, Senior District Director, and Vice President of Retail Operations. Over John’s 20 years, GWAZ’s revenue increased nearly 90 percent on average and climbed from the 154th ranked Goodwill to the third ranked Goodwill nationally. As Vice President of Retail Operation John oversaw all aspects of GWAZ’s 70 plus retail stores, operations, real estate sites, partner with Marketing, Information Technology, and Mission. John attributes his success at GWAZ to his ability to build a strong team to help drive efficiency, develop standards, hold people accountable while learning from their mistakes, and his desire to never stop innovating and optimizing the business.
John left GWAZ in 2017 to accept a role as Vice President of Retail Operations with Goodwill of Southern New England in New Haven Connecticut. With a strong desire to return to the West Coast to be close to his family, John made the decision to Join Goodwill of Southern Nevada. At Goodwill of Southern Nevada, John will oversee all facets of the donated goods retail business. John is driven to succeed because he understands that Goodwill’s ability to help more people get good local jobs is directly correlates to the strength of Goodwill’s donated goods business.”
When John is not working he enjoys spending time with his six boys and his English Bulldog. John enjoys playing guitar and has moonlighted as a wedding singer which is a skill that could keep him very busy living in Las Vegas.
Terri Conway Chief Culture & Mission Officer
Janice Boudreau Controller
Sean Corbett Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Kris Smith Senior Manager of Information Technology