Kenneth Goodgame is a leading executive in the home goods, home repair, and consumer goods industry. He has dedicated his entire career to helping some of the top companies in the industry grow and develop to meet consumer needs and stock holder expectations. While he has most recently held a position as the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of True Value, he has a lengthy career history that has helped him to continue to succeed.
Goodgame received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee in the mid-1990s. After receiving his degree, he quickly gained a great entry-level position working for The Home Depot Corporate out of Atlanta, Georgia. Goodgame worked for The Home Depot Corporation for a total of 9 years.
According to Crunchbase, Kenneth Goodgame started his tenure with the company working as a product merchant, then was given a role as a director of proprietary brands, and eventually become the senior global product merchant. In his various roles, he was integral in the growth and development of a variety of different product lines that helped the Home Depot to continue to grow as the premier home improvement retailer.
After working for Home Depot, he took a job working for Newell Rummbermaid in North Carolina. He started at the company in 2002 as the president and GM of Rubbermaid Cleaning before taking on leadership roles in other areas of the company. In his role, he saw the company increase in annual sales by more than $70 million and ensured that the brand awareness continued to remain high.
After a five-year stint with Rubbermaid, he took a job as the President of Techtronic Industries in Anderson, South Carolina which was a significant increase in sales of its foreign product parts. He also was given credit for increasing the product quality and customer satisfaction rate. Learn more about Kenneth Goodgame: https://about.me/kengoodgame
After spending three years with Techtronic, he was given the opportunity to return to the home improvement industry. Kenneth was given the position as Chief Merchandising Officer for both Ace Hardware and the parent company, True Value. In this time he was able to increase the profitability and revenue stream by incorporating new sources of income for the company. Kenneth Goodgame also helped to increase the market share for the entire company by helping to improve its brand awareness. Thanks