Ken Murphy

Mr. Ken Murphy
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mattress Firm

Series 1 – Running A Global Corporation

This Week’s Interview
Published On Thursday, February 23, 2017

Honest Mattress Reviews asked, “With so many consumers using social media to express both positive and negative experiences, how has such a large organization prepare and scale a digital team to support a nation of potential customers?”

Series 1 – Running A Global Corporation

This Week’s Interview
Published On Friday, February 16, 2017

Honest Mattress Reviews asked, “How frequently do you meet with your key staff members?  How has advanced communication technology evolved how you meet with your key staff (FaceTime, Skype, GoToMeeting, ETC)?”

Series 1 – Running A Global Corporation

This Week’s Interview
Published On Friday, February 3, 2017

Honest Mattress Reviews asks, “How do you assemble a key staff to keep you abreast of all aspects of this global business?”

Series 1 – Running A Global Corporation

Last Week’s Interview
Published On Thursday, January 26, 2017 

Honest Mattress Reviews asks, “What are some of the key technologies you rely most on to organize your schedule, projects, and multiple departments?”

Series 1 – Running A Global Corporation
Prior Invertive
Published On Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Honest Mattress Reviews asks, “What are some of the keys to managing such a large organization with so many moving pieces, such as but not limited to, multiple store locations, distribution warehouses, logistics, global supply chains, staff, product evaluation and inventory and new product development (The Dream Bed Project)?”

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Meet Mr. Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mattress Firm. In this role, Murphy oversees all core functions including sales, marketing, merchandising, finance and operations for the Company’s more than 3,800 stores and 80 distribution centers across 49 states. Murphy has led Mattress Firm through several years of dynamic growth through the acquisition of 18 companies since 2012, including Sleep Train in 2014 and most recently Sleepy’s in 2015.

Murphy first joined Mattress Firm in 1998 as a retail sales associate for a franchise store, and has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility within the sales and operations functions, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations National Vice President of Sales, Director of Training and Recruiting, Vice President of Field and Talent Management and Regional Vice President of Sales. His continued success in these roles led to his promotion as Chief Operating Officer in February 2014 and then President in September 2015.

Murphy’s strong leadership, broad operational experience and passion for Mattress Firm helped spur the company’s growth and success. As President and CEO, Murphy focuses on long-term strategy and operational excellence to maintain industry leadership and preeminence as Mattress Firm coalesces and defines the next stage of its plan.

Murphy earned a B.B.A. in Management from Stephen F. Austin University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the General Business Advisory Board for Stephen F. Austin. Murphy lives in Houston with his wife and their four children.

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