Billy Williams

Mr. Billy Williams
Founder
Urban Mattress
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Meet Mr. Billy Williams

Driven by the belief that everyone deserves a quality mattress and an excellent night’s sleep, we set out in 2008 on a mission to not only sell better quality mattresses, but to offer genuine, thoughtful service to our customers. We treat our customers like our neighbors, because they are, and we’re proud to give back to the communities where we do business through our socially responsible business model.

Urban Mattress recognizes that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we’ve developed our mattresses for every stage of life and every budget. Our products embrace leading-edge innovations in bed design and materials, with the thickest comfort layers, densest foams, and highest quality quilting made.

Alvaro Vaselli

Mr. Alvaro Vaselli
Founder
Nuvanna
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Meet Mr. Alvaro Vaselli

It started with a spark. A catalyst. A whisper. It started with a simple thought: find balance. It’s not enough to have late nights, long hours, more goals than happiness.

It’s not about doing more, being more, achieving more. It’s about a shift in thinking. I have made this shift in my own life, and the rewards have been endless. To my surprise, I found that balance was more accessible than I ever imagined. The benefits are immediate.

While I can’t package this mind shift into a box, I realized I can still deliver something meaningful that gets us all closer to achieving balance. Drawing on 20 years of experience in material science and product innovation, I set out to develop a sleep product worth believing in.

Alexandra Zatarain

Ms. Alexandra Zatarain
Co-Founder
Eight Sleep
Forbes 30 Under 30

Meet Ms. Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra is an entrepreneur and marketer with experience at startups, international academic institutions, and Wall Street organizations.

She is the co-founder and CMO of Eight, a sleep innovation company that is helping people sleep better through smarter bedroom products. She specializes in marketing strategy and execution for early stage companies, including product launches, public relations, communications, and branding.

In 2017 she was named by Forbes to the 30 Under 30 list of young professionals making an impact in the Consumer Technology industry.

Ken Murphy

Mr. Ken Murphy
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mattress Firm

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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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