True Value earned $2.2 billion in hardware sales, thanks to their executive, Kenneth Goodgame. He organized 85 SKUs covering more than 320 million items that he helped make the leading hardware supplier’s sales into a gold mine. It is no wonder, then, that Kenneth Goodgame was hired on by Ace Hardware. And, Ace was not disappointed, as he dramatically increased their revenues by $3.2 billion. He initiated the ‘Craftsman Program’ while at Ace which shot up their profits from tool sales from $9 million annually, to $180 million.
Goodgame’s approach in business is a bit unique. He is an executive operations manager who professionally advises the big-box tools and hardware retail stores. With his expert guidance, many of these consumer hardware chains are now becoming the toast of the 21st century in the retail sector. He has a depth of business experience, coupled with a roving mind for details in a wide range of subjects, that he has blended with his knowledge of Internet E-commerce technologies. He has been an instrumental element of some of the biggest deals in modern business. Some of the deals he has managed have totaled in the many billions of dollars.
His first top-level executive experiences were at True Value Hardware’s corporate headquarters in Chicago. He worked his way up to become their Vice President. Goodgame has produced great results for many retail businesses over the years. Now all the big box chains are coming to call on Kenneth Goodgame. He has a process that is now well proved to always bring higher profits. He is also known as a very shrewd person to have to negotiate with. He not only pays attention to a business’ Bottom Line, he has also at times been very involved in strategies to help employee morale and in the process reduce job churn. Finally, Kenneth Goodgame has become adept at point out to client companies, the many revenue streams they have overlooked; blind spots in their profit picture.