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Dawn Zier added to Purple Innovation board

Dawn Zier added to Purple Innovation board

Comfort furniture company Purple Innovation, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dawn Zier to its board. In addition, current board member Paul Zepf has been named as Chairman. The pair will fill the positions made vacant by the retirement of Terry and Tony Pearce in August 2020. "Dawn's demonstrated experience in digital marketing and business transformation will be a valuable asset as Purple continues to take market share in the direct to consumer sleep market,” said Purple Innovation CEO Joe Megibow. “Further, as Purple broadens its horizons in international and new comfort technology markets, she will add strong relevant insights into new growth markets and categories." Ms. Zier currently serves as principal at Aurora Business Consulting, LLC, and is an expert in advising companies on business transformation, digital marketing and high-performance teams. She is a former executive at Nutrisystem and Readers Digest Association, and has been a board member with Hain Celestial Group, Spirit Airlines and Prestige Consumer Healthcare. Mr. Zepf has been a director at Purple Innovation since August 2020, and prior to that was CEO of Global Partner Acquisition Corp. He has also been Managing Director and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Golub Capital, as well as Managing Principal of Corporate Partners II.

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Paul Zepf named Chairman of Purple Innovation's Board

Paul Zepf named Chairman of Purple Innovation's Board

Comfort innovation company Purple Innovation, Inc. has announced that Paul Zepf has been appointed a Director on the Board of Directors. He replaces retiring co-directors, Purple co-founders Terry and Tony Pearce, effective August 17, 2020. Mr. Zepf has a wide range of financial leadership experience, including as CEO of Global Partner Acquisition Corp. He is a Management Advisory Board member at private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners, and prior to that he served as managing director and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Golub Capital. He has recently been an observer and advisor on the Purple board. "Paul has been involved with Tony and me since July of 2017 and we earned great respect for each other as we went through the SPAC process," said Terry Pearce, former Chairman of the Board. "It was always my hope that he join the board full-time. As an advisor to the board from its inception, Paul has been instrumental in the board's strategic and tactical planning. His deep experience with Purple's history and knowledge of current operations gives us great comfort that he will bring continuity and direction into the boardroom." Current Lead Independent Director Gary DiCamillo will take over from Terry Pearce leadership of the Board on an interim basis, until a new chairman is appointed.

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