Kenneth Goodgame is an elite marketing, sales, and retail merchandising executive. He specializes in managing high caliber profit and loss (P&L) statements which summarize the revenues, costs, and expenses incurred at a company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing at the University of Tennessee and has held several esteemed, high profile positions for big name companies in the years since.
From 2013-2015, he acted as the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the True Value Corporation in Chicago, IL. Here, he managed a P&L of over $320 million in active inventory and greater than $2.2 billion in global purchasing. In addition, Goodgame led teams to create a 5-year strategic plan to direct the future success of True Value Corporation. Prior to his successful endeavors at True Value, he was the General Merchandising Manager for the Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook, IL from 2010-2013. Here, he managed a larger P&L consisting of $600 million in active inventory and over $3.2 billion in global purchasing. Some of Kenneth’s other significant business achievements include generating $375 million in sales while acting as the Senior Global Product Merchant at Home Depot from 2001-2002; this was achieved through launching the John Deere product line, the biggest product launch in Home Depot history. Notably, in Kenneth’s first year as President and General Manager of Rubbermaid Cleaning (2002), he shocked many by turning around the unsuccessful company after seven consecutive years of losses.
Currently, Kenneth Goodgame is focusing on his website where recent posts include articles such as “Fresh Food for Pets”, “Effective End Caps”, and “Effective Price Point Gaps”. Through his utilization of the internet, Kenneth will be able to share his insight regarding market shirts, leadership, and productivity enhancements with a broad audience thus resulting in a global impact.