Hendré Ackermann Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Hendré Ackermann joined Mattress Firm as the Chief Financial Officer in May 2017. Bringing with him more than 15 years of operational, international and financial experience, in March 2018, he assumed the additional role of Chief Operating Officer. Ackermann is responsible for overseeing the Finance, Human Capital, ITS, Legal, Tax, Supply Chain and Real Estate departments. Ackermann earned a Bachelor of Accounting and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and an Executive MBA from London Business School in the UK. He now lives in Houston with his wife and three children.