BERNARDS STEPS DOWN AS PURPLE MATTRESS CEO

ALPINE, Utah — Purple Innovation, a comfort technology company known for creating the “World’s First No Pressure Mattress,” has announced that Sam Bernards has stepped down as CEO in order to pursue other opportunities.

Terry Pearce, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors, will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.

“On behalf of the entire board, I want to thank Sam for his numerous contributions to Purple’s recent success,” said Pearce. “Under Sam’s leadership, we dramatically expanded our sales, operations and brand awareness, strengthened our executive team, and completed our transition to a public company. With Sam’s help we have built a strong foundation for future growth and we believe that the organization is well positioned to continue executing our strategic plans.