He has led Fortune 500 businesses and entrepreneurial ventures to successful and sustainable market share growth. Thurgood worked for PepsiCo for seven years on the Pepsi business, growing market share in the vending business by 10 points and "Bottle and Can" business by two points. He then spent 15 years at Kimberly-Clark Corp. in varied roles with consistent promotion and increased responsibility, from national field sales training manager to district team leader, to national merchandising manager on the wet wipes and adult care businesses to trade marketing director on the Target Corp. business.
"The addition of Jeff Thurgood to our team is key to our plan," says Philip Rundle, CEO of Green Innovations. "Jeff was a major contributor at Oasis Brands, where we worked together to bring revenue to in excess of $200 million. Oasis specialized in tissue products, whereas Green Hygienics has a plentitude of products which include tissue, wet wipes and bamboo-based products."
"Joining forces with Philip Rundle again, especially with the products of Green Hygienics, will be a very powerful and effective combination that will help retailers appeal to a key consumer growth base and build their categories in a sustainable way far into the future. I am excited to join the cause and help lead establishment and growth of the business, all the while helping retailers and consumers navigate the eco-friendly product explosion happening today," says Thurgood.
Thurgood holds a bachelor of arts in management from The University of Phoenix.