Kitchener established RGK Entertainment Group in 1992. The artist management driven company based in Toronto and Nashville, TN also includes: Open Road Recordings, Canada’s award winning record label; Roots Three Music, RGK’s publishing division; DART Events, a touring events planning company; TopCountry.ca, Canada’s premier website for country music news; and RGK One Shot Productions, a TV production company. RGK’s Management’s roster includes Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Doc Walker, The Road Hammers, Corb Lund, Steven Lee Olsen and Madeline Merlo.
In 2008, 2009 & 2011 Kitchener was named CCMA Record Company Person of the Year. He was then elected to sit on the board of the Country Music Association (CMA) as International Director in 2009. Kitchener currently serves as Chair on the CCMA Board. He has also held positions on the MMF (Music Manager Forum) Canada Board & CCMC (Contemporary Coalition of Country Music) board in Sydney, AU.