Mr. Richard Goldman ’68

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Wall of Fame Class of 2011

Mr. Richard Goldman ‘68 went to work at clothing store Men’s Wearhouse after earning a degree from Rutgers University. Starting at one store with annual sales of less than $1 million, Mr. Goldman and his business partner grew Men’s Wearhouse into the largest chain of men’s clothing stores in North America, with more than 500 stores in the United States and more than 120 in Canada. Mr. Goldman is widely considered the marketing mastermind of Men’s Wearhouse. As early as 1975, he urged the company to use television as its main form of advertising. He carefully nurtured and managed the Men’s Wearhouse brand and image as the company expanded from one part of the country to another. He retired in 2002 after a 29-year career with the company, leaving Men’s Wearhouse and its affiliates with annual sales of more than $1.2 billion. In 2009, he released his first book, Luck by Design: Certain Success in an Uncertain World, which has received great critical acclaim, including being named best non-fiction book at the San Francisco Book Festival. Mr. Goldman is the founder and CEO of Ethos Alliance, a nonprofit organization with the goal of helping corporations define and implement corporate social responsibility.

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