John Eck is the Executive Chairman and CEO for Mattress Firm. In his role, he oversees the strategic vision for the Company, including its 2,400+ stores, digital properties and 8,500+ associates.
Eck joined the company in 2019 to lead the evolution of the organization into one that delivers a seamless customer experience across all channels. He is a transformational leader who has a unique ability to navigate highly dynamic industries and unite teams around a common vision that modernizes the company.
Eck’s experience spans across multiple industries and disciplines including operating P&L leadership, finance, media and technology, operations, process, real estate, digital and business development. He most recently was a senior advisor and consultant for media and emerging technology platforms at Rockdale Partners. Previously he was at Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., where he served as Chief Local Media Officer, responsible for UCI’s 120 TV and Radio stations and related digital properties.
Eck spent 28 years at GE in lighting, aviation, financial services and media, where he had a variety of leadership roles in finance, Six Sigma, and operations and technology. Additionally, Eck was appointed an officer of GE in 2004 and led the integration of NBC and Universal from due diligence to operational and cultural alignment. Eck was later named President, NBC Television Network and President, MediaWorks. He is credited with leading the operational transformation of NBCU’s information, broadcast and production processes.
Eck, who graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business Finance, lives in Houston and is a proud father of two.