In a recent announcement that reverberated across the mattress industry, Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) shared the news that Shawn J. Slattery is once again joining the SSB team as the Senior Vice President of the Eastern Region Sales. With this appointment, SSB seeks to further expand its standing in the bedding sector, drawing on Shawn's impeccable record and extensive expertise.
Shawn J. Slattery is no stranger to the mattress and furniture industry. Boasting over 30 years of industry experience, his proficiency and mastery are evident. Most recently, Shawn made significant contributions at Resident Home. However, his substantial tenure of nearly 25 years at Simmons Bedding Company and Serta Simmons Bedding remains a testament to his dedication and efficacy. During his earlier tenure, Shawn played a crucial role in building the sales infrastructure and subsequently led the sales operations for the eastern region.
On his return, Dominick Azevedo, Chief Sales Officer for SSB, extolled Shawn's capabilities and expressed excitement for what lies ahead. He remarked, “Shawn is a leader in the industry and drove big success in his previous time at our organization. I’m excited for him to hit the ground running, motivating our team, connecting with our retail partners, and igniting our sales.”
Shawn's return to SSB has been greeted with enthusiastic responses from peers and colleagues across the industry. On LinkedIn, industry stalwarts such as Gerry Borreggine, CEO of Therapedic, and Peter Bolton, Chief Operating Officer at Jordan's Furniture, among many others, shared their congratulatory sentiments.
The broader industry is already buzzing with discussions around the impact of Shawn's return. Kimberly Kent, Director of Sales at Purple, lauded the decision, suggesting that SSB made a "first round draft pick" by bringing Shawn back.
A brief look at Shawn's past engagements provides a deeper insight into his profound contributions to the bedding sector:
Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (Oct 2023 - Present): Taking charge as the Senior Vice President of Sales for the Eastern Region.
Resident (Oct 2020 - Oct 2023): As Vice President of National Accounts, Shawn brought his expertise to bear, contributing significantly over his three-year tenure in Boston, Massachusetts.
Simmons Bedding Company (Aug 1995 - May 2019): Holding the position of Regional Vice President of Sales for the Eastern Region, Shawn's nearly 24-year stint saw him emerge as a cornerstone of the company's sales efforts.
With this reunion, SSB has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence and growth. As the industry looks on with anticipation, many are confident that with Shawn J. Slattery back on board, SSB's trajectory can only head north.
Neal Van Patten
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