Kenneth Goodgame is a Bachelor of Science in Marketing graduate from the University of Tennessee. His management skills make him stand out in the field of marketing, retailing and public relations.
He has also cut himself a niche in financial insight and smart business strategies. His far-reaching skills give him the unique ability to understand the market and offer him the knack to realize best deals and avoid the loss-making ventures.
Kenneth started his career in the year 1995 at the Hardlines, where he worked from 1999 as the D28 Product Merchant. He was responsible for purchases for indoor garden category and organized all purchasing, pricing and assortment design decisions.
In 1999, Goodgame moved the propriety brands where he held the position of director until 2001. With his skills, he managed to seal a deal with the tractor giant, John Deere, and others bringing in business worth one hundred million dollars.
2001 saw him move up the ranks and served as the Senior Global Product Merchant until the year 2002. He spearheaded the purchase for $1.6B product category nationwide raising sales by eleven percent.
In 2002 he moved to Rubbermaid Cleaning, where he was the President and General Manager for two years. He was able to turn around losses and negotiated a mega licensing deal that expanded the product line and added 1.5 million dollars.
According to ZoomInfo, From 2004 to 2006, Kenneth Goodgame acted as President and General Manager of the Bernzomatic. He managed to grow the company at almost 100 % in the fast moving goods category in under two years.
In his final years at Newell Rubbermaid, Huntersville, NC from 2006 to 2007, Kenneth Goodgame was the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Channel. In 18 months, he increased the business to 490 dollars by growing the new product development and brand building.
2008 saw him move to Techtronic Industries North America, Anderson, SC where he worked for two years as the President, Baja Motorsports / President, Direct Tools Factory Outlets.
Kenneth Goodgame then moved to the Ace Hardware Corporation, Oak Brook, IL from 2010 to 2013 and acted as the General Merchandising Manager.
True Value Hardware Corporation, Chicago, IL beckoned him in 2013 where he worked until 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer.