Kenneth is renowned for his ability to combine merchandising and marketing skills as well as smart business strategy and excellent financial oversight to provide effective operation management solutions. Over the years, he has been delivering key performance indicators, enhancing engagement of employees and providing corporate alignment solutions.
In addition, Kenneth’s quality assurance systems have been central to transforming company’s performance and profitability objectives. In the past, Kenneth has promoted growth of different companies through his leadership skills and composed negotiation abilities. He also has extensive productivity enhancement capabilities and is a leader in cost analysis and quality improvements. Given his many years of experience in the market, Kenneth has adequate skills and qualifications to navigate the market shifts besides offering effective solutions that are not costly. He is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee. Here, he pursued his undergraduate degree in marketing.
His career started at Home Depot, which is located in Atlanta. For 8 years, he served the company in different capacities. His first position was to serve as the merchant of Hardlines D28 product. In this position, Kenneth led in general management, assortment design, line reviews, pricing and purchasing. He also opened 14 stores in Puerto Rico. He was involved in the designing and launching of the 20 SKU Husky Air Tool program, which saw the company overtake Sears to dominate the market share. Later, Kenneth was elevated to the position of senior global product merchant. As the senior merchant, he played an instrumental role in generating more than $18 million in gross margins by designing functional rebates for the suppliers of power equipment engines.
In 2002, Newell Rubbermaid enlisted the services of Kenneth Goodgame. Owing to his success and vast experience, he was appointed to serve as the president of Rubbermaid Cleaning. After 2 years, he was promoted to be the president of Bernzomatic.
Between 2008 and 2010, Kenneth was the president of Techtronic Industries North America’s Direct Tools Factory Outlets and Baja Motorsports. In 2010, he was recruited by Ace Hardware to serve as the general merchandising manager where he served until 2013. Between 2013 and 2015, Kenneth worked at True Value Hardware Corporation.