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Mattress Firm Appoints VP of Human Resources

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Mattress Firm, Inc., one of the nation’s leading specialty mattress retailers, today announced that Christine Brinkley has joined the company as vice president of human resources. In this role, Brinkley will be responsible for supporting the company’s rapid growth through establishing employee-focused programs to sustain the overall strategic business plan and company objectives. “Christine is a terrific addition to Mattress Firm and we are fortunate to welcome her to our corporate management team,” said Steve Stagner, president and chief operating officer. “She brings with her over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of demonstrated ability to partner with senior executives and lead, execute, and develop her staff in category leading retailers. Her expertise will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to grow at a rapid pace.” Prior to joining Mattress Firm, Brinkley served as vice president of human resources for Academy Sports and Outdoors, where she was responsible for creating a centralized human resources support office for 13,000 associates in 11 states. Previous to this role, Brinkley served as senior consultant for Shell Oil/Penzoil. Her experience also includes human resources positions at Randall’s Food Markets and Oshman’s. Brinkley is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Business Administration, Operations Management About Mattress Firm: Houston-based Mattress Firm (www.mattressfirm.com) is America’s preferred specialty mattress company and the nation’s largest specialty retailer of top-of-the-line Sealy products. Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm’s knowledgeable sales staff, broad product offering and competitive prices have fueled the company’s growth to more than 460 stores in 37 markets.

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