Steve Stagner is the Executive Chairman and CEO for Mattress Firm. In his role, he oversees the strategic vision for the Company as well as all of its core functions including sales, marketing, merchandising, finance, and operations. Stagner joined the company as a franchise owner in 1996 with a dream to build Mattress Firm into the leading national specialty mattress retailer in the U.S.
Stagner joined the corporate office in 2005, when he served as Mattress Firm’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2010 and served as the CEO of Mattress Firm until March 2016. He oversaw Mattress Firm’s initial public offering in 2011 and guided the Company’s growth from $400 million in sales to over $3.5 billion in pro forma sales in 2015. Stagner has more than 20 years of experience in the bedding industry, including employment with mattress manufacturers Sealy Corporation and Simmons Bedding Company, and owning and operating the largest franchise in the Mattress Firm network.
Stagner has also served in various capacities with the Mattress Firm Foundation, including as its President since January 2011 and director from January 2007 until December 2010. He also serves as director of Rousche College of Business Advisory Council at Stephen F. Austin State University and on the Advisory Board for the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
Stagner, who graduated from Steven F. Austin University with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing, lives in Houston and is a proud father of two.