|Shelly R. Ibach |
President and Chief Executive Officer
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number® setting 40, average SleepIQ® score 82, is president and chief executive officer of Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR), the sleep innovation leader delivering the best quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking technology.
As CEO of Sleep Number since June 2012, Shelly has combined her passion for delivering increased value to the consumer with her visionary leadership to develop innovative sleep experiences and deliver superior shareholder returns. She has positioned Sleep Number at the intersection of sleep, health, and technology trends, and is a thought leader shaping the growing understanding that sleep is at the center of health and wellness.
After joining the company in April 2007, Shelly served across a wide breadth of executive leadership roles in consumer strategy, sales, marketing and product development, including Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Prior to Sleep Number, Shelly honed her instincts as an expert retailer and brand marketer during her 25-year tenure at Target Corporation and Macy’s.
Based in Minneapolis, Sleep Number’s 2018 net sales were over $1.5 billion. The company employs more than 4,300 team members and operates over 580 Sleep Number® stores located in all 50 U.S. states.
Shelly is also Sleep Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global – the behavior change media and technology company founded by Arianna Huffington. The Special Section, “Sleep Well by Shelly Ibach,” shares perspectives from opinion leaders, personal experiences, and advice and insights to create a dialogue around the importance of quality sleep.
Shelly serves on the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership, an organization comprised of presidents and CEOs from Minnesota companies focused on further enhancing the region’s quality of life. Shelly has served on the board of trustees for The Goodman Theater, located in Chicago, and as a retail associate advisor for her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Customer Relationship Officer
Melissa Barra, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 30, serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Customer Relationship Officer. Ms. Barra was Vice President, Consumer Insights and Strategy from February 2013 to January 2015. Prior to joining Sleep Number in February 2013, Ms. Barra was Vice President, Process Reengineering Officer for Best Buy Co., Inc. from 2011 to 2012. In a dual role, she also served as Vice President, Finance, New Business Customer Solutions Group from 2010 to 2012. From 2005 to 2010, she held leadership positions in Strategic Alliances and Corporate Development for Best Buy. Prior to Best Buy, Ms. Barra held corporate finance and strategy leadership roles in companies in the US and internationally, including Grupo Futuro S.A., Citibank, and GE Capital.
|Annie L. Bloomquist|
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Annie Bloomquist, Sleep Number® setting 25, serves as the Chief Product Officer for Sleep Number and leads all product innovation — including the revolutionary SleepIQ® technology platform — handling research and development, product brand management, and merchandising to further develop smart, connected biometric solutions to improve sleep and wellness for Sleep Number customers.
Recognized as a leader of meaningful innovation who envisions transcending products and experiences that deliver quality results, Annie has been instrumental in driving Sleep Number’s revolutionary innovation roadmap, which has transformed the company’s position from a mattress company to a product technology leader.
Previously, Annie was the Chief Product and Merchandising Officer at Sleep Number. Annie joined Sleep Number in May 2008 as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. Prior to joining Sleep Number, Annie held leadership positions in product and merchandising at Macy’s and Marshall Field’s Department Stores for Target Corporation.
|Kevin K. Brown|
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Kevin K. Brown, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Sleep Number. Prior to joining Sleep Number in January 2014, Mr. Brown served as Group Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for Meijer, Inc., a regional chain of retail supercenters, from 2011 to 2013. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Brown held executive marketing leadership roles at Sears Holdings Corporation, including Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer for the home appliances business unit. Previously, Mr. Brown held the position of Senior Vice President, Marketing for Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., from 2004 to 2006. Prior to Jo-Ann Stores, he was an associate partner for Accenture.
|David R. Callen|
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David R. Callen, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 30, serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sleep Number. Prior to joining Sleep Number in April 2014, Mr. Callen served as the Principal Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer for Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc., from 2007 to 2014. Previously, Mr. Callen served for more than 15 years in increasingly responsible international financial management positions, emphasizing brand support and manufacturing across industries including automotive, dental, outdoor recreational products, high tech and public accounting.
|Andy P. Carlin|
Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Service Officer (Joined the Company in 2008 and was promoted to current role in April 2016)
Andy P. Carlin, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 55, serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Service Officer for Sleep Number and leads all sales channels, real estate and home delivery operations. From June 2012 to April 2016 Mr. Carlin was Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, from May 2011 to June 2012 Mr. Carlin was the Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, and from January 2009 to May 2011 he was the Vice President of U.S. Retail Sales. Mr. Carlin joined Sleep Number in February 2008 as Regional Vice President, East Region. Prior to joining Sleep Number, Mr. Carlin spent more than 20 years in sales leadership roles for companies including Senior Vice President of Store Operations at Gander Mountain from 2003 to 2008, Kohl’s Department Stores from 1995 to 2003 and the department store division of Target Corporation from 1986 to 1995.
|Patricia A. Dirks|
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Patricia A. Dirks (Tricia), SLEEP NUMBER® setting 30, serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Sleep Number and leads all human resources functions. Prior to joining Sleep Number in April 2014, Ms. Dirks served as Senior Vice President Organizational Effectiveness for Target Corporation. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Dirks was Vice President Headquarters Human Resources for Target Corporation. Prior to 2004, Ms. Dirks was Senior Vice President Human Resources at Marshall Field’s of Target Corporation.
|Samuel R. Hellfeld|
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer and Secretary
Samuel R. Hellfeld, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 65, serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer. Mr. Hellfeld was Vice President, Associate General Counsel from October 2015 to September 2018. Mr. Hellfeld joined Sleep Number in March 2013 as Director, Intellectual Property Counsel. Mr. Hellfeld was a Partner in the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP (fka Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP) practicing in the areas of intellectual property and litigation. Prior to 2010, Mr. Hellfeld was an Associate at several law firms and also served as Law Clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court, Southern District of California.
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations, Supply Chain and Lean Officer
Suresh Krishna SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations, Supply Chain and Lean Officer of Sleep Number. Prior to joining Sleep Number Mr. Krishna joined Polaris in 2010 as Vice President of Global Operations and Integration, leading a 6,500+ person operations organization and driving a culture change to embrace lean across the entire enterprise. In July 2014 he was promoted to Vice President and Business Unit Head of Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Polaris, where he was responsible for a full P&L with factories, R&D centers, subsidiaries, distributors and dealer networks across more than 60 countries. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Vice President Global Operations, Supply Chain and IT at a division of UTC Fire & Security. Krishna also served in a variety of roles for Diageo, including Vice President of Supply Chain, North America; as a Program Director for an ERP implementation; and as a Director of Strategic Planning and Finance. Earlier in his career he was an associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton.
|J. Hunter Saklad|
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Hunter Saklad, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 50, is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Sleep Number. From June 2011 to December 2012, he served as the Vice President, Consumer Insight and Strategy at Sleep Number. From March 2006 to June 2011 he was Vice President of Finance and held a variety of positions across Finance serving business partners in marketing, sales, supply chain, FP&A, investor relations and treasury. Mr. Saklad joined Sleep Number in October 2004 as Sr. Director of Finance. Prior to joining Sleep Number, Mr. Saklad held finance-leadership roles at Ford Motor Company and Visteon.