Fast-growing Casper adds to leadership team
Casper has made two important hires amid its ongoing expansion across channels, including brick and mortar.
The digitally native mattress retailer has appointed Emilie Arel as president and chief commercial officer. Previously, Arel was the CEO of FullBeauty Brands, and also CEO of Quidsi, an Amazon company. Prior to Quidsi, Arel held multiple leadership positions at Gap Inc.
“Casper has reinvented the shopping experience with a multichannel approach that meets consumers wherever they are—online, in branded stores, or with retail partners,” said Arel. “I’m honored to help propel a company with such a coveted mix of strong fundamentals, best-in-class products, and a magnetic brand into its next growth chapter.”
Casper also named Ben Clark as chief technology officer. Clark joins Casper from Wayfair, where, most recently as chief architect, he spent several years strengthening and evolving the home goods e-commerce company’s tech platform while expanding the engineering team through several critical stages of its ongoing growth.
“Adding world-class, experienced leaders remains critical as we try to keep up with global demand across the growing business of sleep,” said Philip Krim, CEO and co-founder at Casper. “Our team—combined with our innovative sleep offerings, exceptional customer experiences, and relentless focus on our long-term vision—uniquely positions Casper to become the world’s go-to brand for better sleep.”
In addition to its e-commerce site, Casper operates more than 50 stores across North America. Its products are also available in select retailers, including Target.
Casper also announced that Diane Irvine has joined its board as an independent director. Irvine, chairperson of the board at Yelp, previously served as CFO and CEO of online jewelry retailer Blue Nile.
Jack Lazar has also joined the Casper board as an independent direction. He has previously served as the CFO of multiple public companies, including GoPro and Atheros Communications, and was a senior VP/general manager at Qualcomm. He currently sits on the boards of brands like thredUP and Tile, as well as Mellanox, Silicon Labs, and Residio.
In addition to its global e-commerce business, Casper owns and operates more than 50 Sleep Shops across North America and its products are available at retailers, including Target and Hudson’s Bay.