Houston-based bedding retailer Mattress Firm has promoted Alex Weiss to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Weiss replaces Jim Black, who continues with the company as senior corporate adviser through January 2015, when he retires.
Weiss, who reports to Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm president and chief executive officer, is responsible for overseeing accounting and taxes, risk management, investor relations and financial planning. Weiss joined Mattress Firm in 2013 as senior vice president of finance.
Previously, he held positions at Barclays Bank and Lehman Brothers. His career has focused on a wide range of investment banking disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, strategic analysis and corporate advisory, with an emphasis on the bedding sector.
“Alex has established himself as a respected leader within our organization and has shown a deep knowledge of Mattress Firm’s operations and financial practices,” Stagner said. “I am confident that Alex is well-prepared to assume greater responsibility in leading our finance organization as we prepare for our next phase of growth.
“I would also like to thank Jim (Black) for his 14 years of service as our chief financial officer,” Stagner added. “He has been an excellent partner for me over the years and has been instrumental in driving the growth of this company.”