MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) announces the
appointment of Vicki A. O’Meara, chief executive officer of Analytics
Pros, Inc., and Barbara R. Matas, former managing director and chairman,
Leveraged Finance, of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., to its board of
directors, effective April 25, 2016.
O’Meara is a highly accomplished, seasoned leader with a unique
combination of operational and leadership experience in both the public
and private sectors. With particularly deep supply chain experience,
O’Meara is now at the helm of a burgeoning digital analytics company.
“Vicki brings a wide range of relevant functional and global experience
from her successful career,” said Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort’s
president and chief executive officer.
Matas is a talented financial strategist with more than three decades of
leadership and broad-based advisory experience to companies and boards.
“I am excited to benefit from Barbara’s financial and strategic
expertise in capital markets and risk management,” said Ibach. “We are
thrilled to welcome Vicki and Barbara to Select Comfort’s board of
directors and look forward to their contributions as we continue to
differentiate Sleep Number as the innovation and technology leader in
“We are continuously searching for outstanding individuals with proven
track records to strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and depth of
knowledge. We are looking forward to Vicki and Barbara joining our
board,” said Jean-Michel Valette, Select Comfort’s chairman. “I am
confident that they will each make important contributions to delivering
superior shareholder returns.”
In addition to these appointments, the company announced that David
Kollat will retire from the board when his current term expires at the
2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, after serving more than 20 years as
a Select Comfort director. Kollat will serve in a non-voting advisory
role to the board for an additional twelve months, as Director Emeritus.
“David’s service has been exemplary and we are fortunate to benefit from
his wisdom another year,” said Valette.
About Vicki O’Meara
Vicki O’Meara is currently chief
executive officer of Analytics Pros, Inc., a digital analytics
consultancy. Previously, O’Meara was president of Pitney Bowes Service
Solutions and the global leader of Government Affairs. She also spent
ten years at Ryder Systems, Inc. in a variety of positions, including
head of Ryder’s U.S. Supply Chain Solutions business. Her career began
as an attorney and Army Captain, and she has served in several senior
federal government positions. O’Meara previously served as a director of
two public companies: Health Management Associates, Inc. and Laidlaw,
Inc. She earned a B.A. from Cornell in political science; a J.D. from
Northwestern University School of Law; and an M.A. in environmental
policy from George Washington University.
About Barbara Matas
Barbara Matas served as managing
director and chairman, Leveraged Finance, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
from 2013 to 2016, and co-head from 2006 to 2013. Matas joined Citicorp
in 1985 and held various leadership positions in leveraged finance and
high yield capital markets at Citicorp, Salomon Brothers and Citigroup
until 2006. She began her career as an auditor at Touche Ross. Matas
holds a B.S. in accounting and quantitative analysis from New York
University and an M.B.A. in corporate finance from the University of
About Select Comfort Corporation
Nearly 30 years ago, Sleep
Number transformed the mattress industry with the idea that ‘one
size does not fit all’ when it comes to
sleep. Today, the company is the leader in sleep innovation and ranked
“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Mattresses” in 2015 by J.D.
Power. As the pioneer in biometric sleep monitoring and adjustability,
Sleep Number is proving the connection between quality sleep and health
and wellbeing. Dedicated to individualizing sleep experiences, the
company’s 3,300 employees are improving lives with innovative sleep
solutions. To find better quality sleep visit one of our more than 490
U.S. Sleep Number® stores or SleepNumber.com.