Now 66 years old, Dick Sullivan has been CEO and president of PGA Tour Superstore since early 2010. During that time, he has quintupled the number of outlets, to 54 stores in 21 states, while expanding online operations. Business has been steady and strong, even with all the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sullivan says company sales have grown some 500 percent over the past 12 years – and are up 90 percent in the last 24 months alone.
The chairman of PGA Tour Superstore is Arthur M. Blank, the co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, the MLS Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He is also Sullivan’s longtime mentor. In 1992, Blank selected Sullivan to be senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Home Depot. Nine years later, Blank hired him to serve as executive vice president of the Falcons before asking Sullivan to run PGA Tour Superstore. The connection between the two men is strong. Blank gives Sullivan great credit for furthering the fortunes of the three enterprises, and Sullivan...
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