For professionals in the sales and marketing profession, working in any practical industry, finding an individual to role model after is very beneficial. One individual that has had a very long and successful career working for a variety of major corporations in Kenneth Goodgame.
Kenneth Goodgame is an alumni of the University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelors degree in marketing. After completing his undergraduate coursework and receiving his degree, he quickly landed a job in Atlanta working for the Home Depot Corporation, one of the largest consumer goods chains in the world. In 1995 he received his first job at the company and quickly went up the corporate ladder. Goodgame working a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles, which showed his ability to continue to succeed and beat expectations.
After working at Home Depot for nearly 9 years, he received a very unique opportunity to move to Huntersville, NC to work for the Rubber Maid Corporation. While going through several corporate mergers and acquisitions, he continued to act as a senior vice president and general manager for the company and prove that he could be successful in many different roles.
After spending a few years at Rubber Maid and related companies, he ultimately gained the attention of the True Value Corporation. Originally, he came into the company working as the General Merchandising Manager, but was able to again climb the corporate ladder. By the year 2013, he became the Chief Marking Officer for the entire organization and oversaw several successful transitions and program implementations.