TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2019

Keith VanderVennet

Senior Vice President, Facilities Supply
Ferguson Enterprises

Ferguson Enterprises, the largest plumbing-supplies wholesaler in North America, is known as much for its commitment to charitable giving and volunteerism as it is for its 65-year history of financial success, most recently charting sales of approximately $15 billion in 2017, a year-over-year increase of 10 percent. Under the leadership of VanderVennet, a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program alum, neither mission — capitalistic nor philanthropic — has been neglected. A board member of Habitat for Humanity as well as of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and Hampton Roads Academy, a college-preparatory day school, VanderVennet has dedicated his time to fostering education and helping others, even as he aggressively drives profit for the endlessly growing wholesaler.