Kindel Elam Executive Vice President and General Counsel Kindel Elam serves as Mattress Firm’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She joined Mattress Firm in July 2012 as Vice President and General Counsel, responsible for providing guidance on legal compliance and responsibility. Prior to her work at Mattress Firm, Elam was an Associate and then Senior Associate at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. from October 2004 through June 2012. During that time, Elam spent one year on secondment in Tokyo, Japan with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a Japanese trading company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Elam has experience in a wide range of legal activities, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities transactions and finance. Kindel holds a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from the University of Texas. She lives in Houston but enjoys exploring the world every chance she can.