Chairman of the Board
Jean-Michel Valette, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 35, has served as a member of the Select Comfort Board of Directors since October 1994 and was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2010. Mr. Valette is an independent adviser to branded consumer companies. From January 2004 to October 2012, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Inc. Mr. Valette also served as non-executive Chairman of the Robert Mondavi Winery from April 2005 to October 2006 and was its Managing Director from October 2004 to April 2005. From August 1998 to May 2000, Mr. Valette was President and Chief Executive Officer of Franciscan Estates, Inc., a premium wine company. He was a Managing Director of Hambrecht & Quist LLC, an investment banking firm, from October 1994 to August 1998 and served as a Senior Analyst at Hambrecht & Quist LLC from November 1992 to October 1994. Mr. Valette also serves as Lead Director of The Boston Beer Company.
Daniel Alegre, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in May 2013. Since November 2012, Mr. Alegre has served as President of Global Partner Business Solutions for Google, Inc. From 2004 to October 2012, Mr. Alegre held various roles at Google, including Vice President of Google’s Latin American and Asia Pacific Business Development and President of Asia Pacific and Japan, overseeing all business operations in the region. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Alegre served as Vice President of Business Development for e-commerce at Bertelsmann AG, a German multinational mass media corporation, spearheading partnerships and acquisitions, and also as Vice President of BMG Music, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann, in Latin America.
|Stephen L. Gulis, Jr|
Stephen L. Gulis, Jr., SLEEP NUMBER® setting 45, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in July 2005. From April 1996 to October 2007, Mr. Gulis was the Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel and accessories (WWW). From October 2007 until his retirement in July of 2008, he served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Operations for WWW. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Gulis served in various other management capacities with WWW, including CFO, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President Finance and Administration of the Hush Puppies Company. Prior to joining WWW, he served six years on the audit staff of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Gulis also serves as a director for Independent Bank Corporation. In addition to his board positions, Mr. Gulis serves as an independent financial, operations and management advisor to several privately held organizations.
Michael J. Harrison, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in December, 2011. In August of 2016 Mr. Harrison was named the President & Chief Operating Officer, Grand Circle Corporation. A leader in overseas small group travel, Grand Circle Corporation serves Americans aged 50 and older through its travel entities Overseas Adventure Travel, Grand Circle Travel, and Grand Circle Cruise Line. Prior to joining Grand Circle, Mr. Harrison served as an advisor to consumer brand companies from December 2012 to July 2016. From 2003 through November of 2012, Mr. Harrison served in a variety of executive positions for Timberland, a leading brand of outdoor footwear, apparel and gear, including as the Chief Brand Officer from 2009 through November 2012, as co-President from 2007-2009, as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from 2005-2007, and as Senior Vice President International from 2003-2005. Prior to joining Timberland, Mr. Harrison served in various marketing, operations and general management capacities with Procter & Gamble - in Europe, U.S., Australia and Asia, including as President of Max Factor KK (Japan) and Vice President of Western Europe Cosmetics & Skin Care products.
|Shelly R. Ibach|
President and Chief Executive Officer
Shelly R. Ibach, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS). From June 2011 to June 2012, Ms. Ibach served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and from October 2008 to June 2011, she served as Executive Vice President, Sales & Merchandising. Ms. Ibach joined the company in April 2007 as Senior Vice President of U.S. sales for company-owned channels. Before joining the company, Ms. Ibach was Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Macy’s home division. From 1982 to 2005, Ms. Ibach held various leadership and executive positions within Marshall Field’s Department Stores – Target Corporation.
|David T. Kollat|
David T. Kollat, Ph.D., SLEEP NUMBER® setting 35, served as a member of the Select Comfort Board of Directors from February 1994 until May 2016, when he was appointed to the role of Director Emeritus. Dr. Kollat has served as President and Chairman of 22 Inc., a research and consulting company for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, since 1987. From 1976 until 1987, he served in various management capacities for L Brands, a women’s apparel retailer, including Executive Vice President of Marketing and President of Victoria’s Secret Catalogue. Dr. Kollat also serves as a director of L Brands, Inc. and Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Dr. Kollat served as a director of Big Lots, Inc. until 2012 and has also served on several other public company boards.
|Brenda J. Lauderback|
Brenda J. Lauderback, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 70, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in February 2004. Ms. Lauderback served as President of the Retail and Wholesale Group for the Nine West Group, Inc., a designer and marketer of women’s footwear and accessories, from May 1995 until January 1998. Prior to Nine West, Ms. Lauderback was President of Wholesale and Manufacturing for US Shoe Corporation, where she was responsible for sales, product design and offices in China, Spain and Italy. Ms. Lauderback served 18 years with the Department Store Division of Target Corporation in a variety of capacities, including 13 years as Vice President and General Manager for Shoes, Accessories, Cosmetics, Intimate Apparel and Children's. Ms. Lauderback also serves as a director of Big Lots, Inc., Denny’s Corporation and Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Ms. Lauderback also served as a director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation until May 2005 and Irwin Financial Corporation until September 2009.
|Barbara R. Matas|
Barbara R. Matas, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 30, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in April 2016. Ms. Matas served as Head of Leveraged Finance at Citigroup from December 2006 until her retirement from Citigroup in April 2016. Ms. Matas served as Managing Director and Chairman, Leveraged Finance at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. from 2013 to 2016, and Co-head from 2006 to 2013. From 1985 to 2006, she held various leadership positions in leveraged finance and high yield capital markets at Citicorp, Salomon Brothers and Citigroup. She began her career as an Auditor at Touche Ross & Co. Ms. Matas has substantial expertise in capital structure and financial strategy gained through more than 30 years of professional experience in advising boards and management teams on capital markets, capital structure and risk assessment and management.
|Kathleen L. Nedorostek|
Kathy Nedorostek, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 35, was elected to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in May 2011. From October 2012 through September 2014, Ms. Nedorostek served as the Group President, Global Footwear and Accessories at the Jones Group, Inc., a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of brands in apparel, footwear and accessories. Prior to joining The Jones Group, Ms. Nedorostek served as President of the North American Wholesale and Global Licensing divisions of Coach Inc. from 2003 to 2012, with responsibility for Coach's department and specialty store businesses throughout North America and licensed businesses worldwide. Ms. Nedorostek joined Coach from Natori, a privately owned lingerie company, where she held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2003. Before joining Natori, Ms. Nedorostek was President of cK Calvin Klein Handbags and Footwear, a division of Nine West, from 1995 to 1998. Previously, Ms. Nedorostek was Chief Operating Officer for Judith Leiber and has held senior management positions at Saks Fifth Avenue.
|Vicki A. O’Meara|
Vicki O’Meara, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 45, was appointed to the Select Comfort Board of Directors in April 2016. In March of 2015 Ms. O’Meara was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Analytics Pros, Inc., a global digital marketing analytics company and a premier provider of Google enterprise analytics products and services. Based in Seattle, Analytics Pros is a successful technology services start up that recruited Ms. O’Meara to lead the company in its dynamic growth. Previously, Ms. O’Meara has led major operating divisions for both Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Ryder System, Inc., including global e-commerce, supply chain solutions, and business process outsourcing businesses, with a combined P&L of $3B and responsibility for over 30,000 employees. Ms. O’Meara has also led most staff functions for these Fortune 500 companies.
|Michael A. Peel|
Michael A. Peel, SLEEP NUMBER® setting 40, has served as a member of the Select Comfort Board of Directors since February 2003. In October 2008, Mr. Peel was named an Officer of Yale University and is currently Vice President for Human Resources and Administration. Previously Mr. Peel spent 17 years at General Mills, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products, where he was last Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Global Business Services; Mr. Peel originally joined General Mills as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources in 1991. From 1977 to 1991, Mr. Peel served in various capacities for PepsiCo, Inc., including as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for PepsiCo Worldwide Foods from 1987 to 1991, and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Peel also serves as a director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.