Linda Goodspeed joined The ServiceMaster Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, in October 2011.
Goodspeed brings outstanding management credentials to ServiceMaster, with diverse experience in key strategic and operational roles working for several large, global companies. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Franklin, Tennessee-based Nissan North America, Inc., and a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nissan Motor Company. As CIO, Goodspeed managed a team of 1,500 employees, including 1,100 working outside the United States, and helped improve on-time IT project delivery from 44 percent to more than 95 percent. During a separate period of employment at Nissan from 1989-1996, she was a manager of engineering in the company’s research and development group.
Prior to rejoining Nissan in 2008, Goodspeed spent seven years at Lennox International, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. While at Lennox, she introduced Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma into the organization and created a global centralized strategic sourcing organization.
Earlier in her career, she worked as President and Chief Operating officer at PartMiner, Inc., a privately held online marketplace for electronic components. Before that, she worked for General Electric’s appliances division, serving as general manager of cooking products and product development manager at the company’s Louisville, Ky., location. While at GE, she was one of the original members of the influential GE Women’s Network, formed in 1997 to help share information, best practices, education and experience and accelerate the advancement of women working at GE.
Goodspeed began her career at Ford Motor Company, spending five years in a variety of design, development and engineering roles.
Goodspeed was named to CIO Magazine’s 2011 list of 25 “Ones to Watch.” She is a founding board member of the Nashville chapter of the Society of Information Technology
Goodspeed graduated from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from University of Michigan.