John Helderman Opens Business Management & Consulting Firm

LAS VEGAS (September 19, 2019) – John R. Helderman, former CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada, Inc. and previously a Vice President of Finance for Caesars Entertainment is opening his own business management and consulting firm in Las Vegas.

John Helderman is an accomplished business professional with significant experience in the nonprofit, gaming, finance, and tax industries. In addition to strong business management skills and financial acumen, Helderman’s ethical approach to business drives integrity and accountability wherever he goes. He is adept at asking the right questions to uncover issues and identify the proper path forward. “I believe the culture of a business is paramount to its success, “said Helderman.

As CEO of Goodwill, a $35m nonprofit with over 800 team members across 18 locations in Southern Nevada, Helderman worked hard to cut costs, rebuild the leadership team and the culture, and create a long-term financial plan to save the struggling company. He guided Goodwill through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring that was finalized in April 2019. Having completed the turnaround, restored Goodwill to solvency, and established a strong path forward, Helderman hired his replacement as CEO of Goodwill in June 2019. During his 8 years with Caesars Entertainment Helderman held a variety of leadership roles in corporate finance, property-level finance, and corporate tax and delivered enormous value while conquering myriad issues. He joined the Board of Directors for Goodwill in 2015 and left Caesars Entertainment to step in as CEO of Goodwill when it encountered difficulties in May 2017.

Prior to his time with Goodwill and Caesars, Helderman spent 11 years with “Big 4” accounting firms Deloitte & Touche and KPMG. During that time, he consulted with clients in a wide variety of industries and delivered value in a straightforward, honest style that built trust rapidly and resulted in strong relationships.

Helderman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the Georgia Bar.

John Helderman Business Management and Consulting firm provides the following services:

  • Executive Leadership (Fulltime and Part-time)
  • Turnaround Consulting for For-Profit and Nonprofits
  • Corporate Culture Consulting
  • Capital Planning
  • Financial Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Lease Management and Negotiation
  • Bankruptcy Consulting

To learn more about John Helderman and how he assist growing and changing your business, please contact him at or call 702-813-2340.