Mike Putzke Divisional President, West Mike Putzke is Divisional President of the West region, which encompasses nine states and more than 600 stores. In this role, Putzke oversees key marketing, merchandising, real estate, operations, and finance / analytics direction. Putzke first joined Mattress Firm in April 2001 as a Manager in Training. Through the years he has held various leadership roles with the company such as Store Manager, Area Manager, District Manager, Regional Director of Sales, Regional VP of Sales, Enterprise VP of Sales, and most recently SVP of Sales. Putzke earned a B.A.S. in Economics from the University of South Dakota. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three dogs.