Jody Putnam Executive Vice President, Sales & Retail Operations, South Jody Putnam is Mattress Firm’s Executive Vice President for the Company’s South Division. In this role, Putnam oversees all markets and store locations in the states of Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Totaling more than 700 store locations, Putnam is instrumental in guiding the direction of local marketing, merchandising, real estate, operations, talent and development, as well as finance and analytics of Mattress Firm in the three states. Putnam joined Mattress Firm in October 2001 as an Assistant Operations Manager and has served in a variety of other roles including Regional Vice President, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Talent and Integration Officer, and most recently Executive Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Mattress Firm, Putnam was the president of his own company, Innovative Operations, a delivery and trucking company in North Carolina. Putnam graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Houston with his wife and two daughters, Mackenzie and Everleigh.