Ken Goodgame is an experienced merchandising expert in the retail industry. He has a wealth of operational and managerial skills having worked for more than thirty years in the retail and manufacturing companies. Besides the experience, he is an accomplished scholar holding a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from University of Tennessee.
Based on his rich background in the retailing industry, he is a most sort-after individual by most companies that need to grow their revenues. He has led many workshops that advise retailers on merchandising issues.
On November 30, 2015, he led the 12th annual Drug Store News Issues Summit that was held at the New York Athletic Club. He was chosen to present on inventory management and social networking session, which captured the major retailing problems.
With his extensive skills and reputation, he landed a top executive position at True Value Hardware Corporation, Chicago, IL. He was assigned the position of the Senior Vice President and Chief merchandising officer. In his tenure, he successfully implemented programs that improved the sales of the company thereby increasing its annual revenue.
Amongst some of his transformations at True Value Hardware, are advertisement programs that saw a rise in customers and replacement of the merchandising team with an energetic and experienced team which improved savings from 2% to 10%.
Apart from True Value Hardware and Ace Hardware, Kenneth Goodgame has worked in numerous other companies. In 2008- 2010, He served as an executive official in Techtronic Industries in North America, Anderson, SC. During his tenure, the company marked its first profitable year since it was purchased.
In 2006 to 2007, he served as the Senior Vice President Marketing, Sales channel, Irwin PTA & Shur- Line Painting Products. Under his leadership, he helped in designing the firm’s national advertisement campaigns through media platforms. The company made over $25m in promotional sales.
Between 2004 and 2006, he served as the President and General Manager, Bernzomatic. During this time, the company made 94% of revenue growth to $150M in consumer goods for fewer than two years. In most of the companies that had him in charge of merchandising, their promotional sales soared translating to a growth in revenue.