BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scott L. ThompsonChairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott L. Thompson has served as Chairman of Tempur Sealy International’s Board of Directors and as its President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015. During his tenure, the company has significantly grown earnings, organically developed a significant direct to consumer business, established Sealy as the number one mattress brand in the United States, launched innovative Tempur-Pedic products that won the JD Power Award for quality, and expanded into the private label bedding business. Tempur Sealy International is the largest and most profitable bedding company in the world.
Thompson previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., until it was purchased by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in 2012. During his tenure, the company’s stock rose from $0.97 a share to $87.50 a share, a compounded growth rate of over 200%. Prior to Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Mr. Thompson was a founder of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a NYSE and Fortune 500 company, serving as its Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Thompson has served on six public company Boards, chaired three and has been involved in numerous acquisitions and divestitures. He founded four multi-million-dollar charities with a primary focus on children. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and began his career in Texas with a national accounting firm.Chairman of the Board
Evelyn S. Dilsaver
Evelyn S. Dilsaver has served as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors since December 2009. Ms. Dilsaver was President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management from July 2004 until September 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Dilsaver held various senior management positions with The Charles Schwab Corporation since December 1991, including Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Asset Management Products and Services, of Charles Schwab Investment Management and Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Trust Company. Ms. Dilsaver currently serves as a member of the board of directors of HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY), a non-bank health savings trustee, where she serves as chair of the nominating and governance committee and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings plc (OCDX), where she serves as audit chair. Ms. Dilsaver is also a member of the board of directors of Bailard Private Real Estate Fund, as well as Blue Shield of California, and several non-profit boards. She also serves as a member of the advisory board of Protiviti Inc., a global consulting company. During the past five years, Ms. Dilsaver also served as a director of Aeropostale, a specialty retailer. Ms. Dilsaver is a certified public accountant and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from California State University-Hayward. Ms. Dilsaver brings to the Board a long professional career in finance, accounting and general management and considerable experience with consumer-oriented businesses as a senior executive of a large investment management firm and her many years of serving as a director of companies in a variety of businesses.
Simon John Dyer was elected to serve as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Dyer is a beneficial equity interest holder, director and/or executive of Dyer Holdings Pty Ltd and various entities (collectively, the "Dyer Group") that have formed joint ventures (the "JVs") with indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company. Please refer to "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions" for more information. Mr. Dyer joined Dyer Holdings Pty Ltd in 1983, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1986 and Chairman in 2008. Mr. Dyer holds a Master's Degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and Bachelors' Degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland. Mr. Dyer has over 35 years of experience in the mattress and bedding industry and brings entrepreneurial, strategic, international and growth-focused experience to the Board.
Cathy R. Gates has served as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors since July 2018. Prior to her retirement in June 2017, Ms. Gates served as an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 2008 until 2017, she served as the Managing Partner of that office. Ms. Gates began working at Ernst & Young LLP in 1986, and during her tenure there worked with both public and privately-held clients throughout the southwestern United States in the retail/consumer products, transportation, manufacturing and contract drilling industries. Ms. Gates' areas of expertise include working with internal audit departments, coordinating financial statement audits, accounting and financial reporting. She currently serves on the Tulsa Area United Way Board of Directors where she chairs the Policy, Planning and Issues Committee. She also serves on the Tulsa Area United Way Community Investment Cabinet and the Walton College of Business Dean's Executive Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas. She previously chaired the Finance and Audit Committee of the Tulsa Area United Way and previously served on the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ms. Gates holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. Ms. Gates brings a wealth of experience in auditing, accounting and financial reporting to the Board gained through her past service as an Assurance and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.
John A. Heil
John A. Heil has served as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors since March 2008. From February 2005 until his retirement in April 2013, he served as President of United Pet Group, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of pet food and supplies and a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands, Inc. From 2000 to February 2005, he served as United Pet Group's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Heil was a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of VCA Inc. (formerly VCA Antech Inc.), a Nasdaq listed company, from February 2002 to October 2017, and previously served as a director of that company from 1995 to 2000. Prior to joining United Pet Group, Mr. Heil spent twenty-five years with the H.J. Heinz Company in various executive and general management positions including President of Heinz Pet Products. Mr. Heil holds a B.A. degree in economics from Lycoming College. Mr. Heil's long career in management and the branded consumer products arena brings to the Board a remarkable depth of operational and strategic experience.
Meredith Siegfried Madden
Meredith Siegfried Madden was elected to serve as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors effective January 1, 2022. Mrs. Madden serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The NORDAM Group Inc., a private, family-owned global aerospace manufacturing company and has served in this position since 2011. Mrs. Madden joined The NORDAM Group in 1999 and served in a variety of operations and sales positions until her appointment in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer, NORDAM Repair Group. She served in this position until her appointment in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of The NORDAM Group. Prior to joining The NORDAM Group, Mrs. Madden worked in corporate finance consulting at Arthur Anderson & Co. from 1996-1999. Mrs. Madden holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Madden is a member of the board of directors of SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW), a passenger airline company providing service to the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, and serves on the Compensation Committee thereof. Mrs. Madden brings a wealth of international and domestic experience in sales, operations, manufacturing and finance to the Board.
Richard W. Neu
Richard W. Neu has served as a member of Tempur Sealy International's Board of Directors since October 2015. Mr. Neu's professional career has spanned over 40 years. For the last 16 years Mr. Neu has served in a variety of Board roles. Mr. Neu currently serves on the board of directors, as chair of the audit committee, as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the executive committee of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Mr. Neu also served as a director of Oxford Square Capital Corp. from 2016 to 2021. Until the sale of the company in 2012, he was the lead director and a member of the audit committee and governance committee of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. Mr. Neu also served as a director of MCG Capital Corporation, a business development corporation, from 2007 until its sale in 2015, and during this period served as chairman of the board from 2009 to 2015 and as Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 to November 2012. Mr. Neu served from 1985 to 2004 as Chief Financial Officer of Charter One Financial, Inc., a major regional bank holding company, and a predecessor firm, and as a director of Charter One Financial, Inc. from 1992 to August 2004. Mr. Neu previously worked for KPMG as a senior audit manager. Mr. Neu received a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University with a major in accounting. Mr. Neu has extensive knowledge and experience handling complex financial and operational issues through his service as both a director and executive officer of a variety of public companies.