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We founded Leesa with a simple goal: to help people sleep better.
We’ve started with a beautifully designed and crafted mattress that meets the needs of almost everyone and an online store that makes buying a mattress simple and hassle free.Join the team
Why we started Leesa
Like so many people, the entrepreneurs behind Leesa had trouble sleeping. We bought beds offering all sorts of benefits, from coils to memory foam - nothing worked. What’s more, the experience of trying out mattresses in showrooms with salesmen peering down on us was horrible. None of the features actually helped us sleep better – probably because most of them were hocus-pocus.
We approached a friend and long-time industry veteran and asked, “If you could redesign the mattress and reinvent the sleep experience, what would you do?” His response was “I’d simplify it and take out all the “stuff” we’ve been adding for years to justify higher prices.”
From this idea, Leesa was born. The Leesa mattress is a completely redesigned mattress offering what we call a Universal Adaptive Feel™ that adapts to all body shapes and sizes and all sleeping styles. This is particularly useful for couples as each side adapts differently to each partner. A look at the extraordinary number of 5-star reviews confirms that our customers report a better sleep experience, night after night and that makes us very happy.
Our mattress friend who developed our mattress became our co-founder so we combine years of entrepreneurial experience with deep industry knowledge.
The online store has been designed with the same eye to simplicity as our mattress. Since we’ve avoided the awkward showroom experience, we also have a lower cost structure. You’ll see that in our prices. We believe you’ll find our pricing simple and transparent.
We put a lot of time and effort into selecting the combination of materials used inside your Leesa. Each layer of foam is carefully selected to provide core strength, memory foam pressure relief as well as cooling and bounce.
Leesa mattresses are compressed, boxed and shipped for convenience to your home. It sounds crazy, but it works, and the compression process actually improves the life of the mattress. We set out determined to be 100% American-made, and we’ve proudly achieved our goal.
And, because Leesa mattresses are only available online, we wanted to make the purchase 100% risk-free - so we did. All Leesa mattresses include a 100 night in-home trial backed by a no-hassle, full refund policy.
What sets Leesa apart as a company is our industry leading social impact program. We measure our success as much by looking at our impact on the world as we do by our revenue and profit. The program has 3 separate initiatives. We donate mattresses, we plant trees and we support our local community. It’s a deep rooted program that is the heart and soul of our company.
We hope you’ll love your Leesa as much as we’ve loved bringing our ambitious ideas to life. We look forward to hearing from you once you’ve tried a few nights on a Leesa.
Here’s to good days and even better nights.
David, Jamie and the Leesa team.
Our mission is to help people sleep better. We design, create and sell thoughtful products delivered straight to your home. Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do and we run our company with integrity for our customers, suppliers, and employees.
We give back by supporting people who struggle to afford a place to rest their head at night.
Meet the team
Co-Founder & CEO
David is driven by his passion for his family, his friends, and his work. He expects a lot of himself and of others, which has been the driving force behind his success. David would say simply that he’s been lucky to work with great people doing what he loves. He has helped bring new ideas to life, from his early days as a strategy consultant to the start of his entrepreneurial journey more than twenty years ago. He travels the world in pursuit of his passion, and it’s not unusual to find him cycling through the desert in Israel with one of his daughters one week and in a business meeting in London the next. David describes Leesa as a combination of a great idea, a strong management team, a world-class product, and the best business model he has ever been involved in.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Jamie is a family man who loves mattresses. Or maybe it’s the other way around! He’s been dedicated to both for a long time. 28 years in fact. Having designed mattresses for years, Jamie rose to the challenge of creating a completely new mattress that offered an extraordinary sleep experience in a “shippable form” for a fraction of the price of similar mattresses sold in mattress stores. After years in a family mattress business Jamie is thriving among the young Leesa team. Jamie famously once asked the team “what’s an influencer?” Having built Leesa predominantly through on-line word-of-mouth sharing, Jamie gets it now – even if the team still has fun at his expense from time-to-time. After all, he is our elder statesman.
Ensuring a great customer experience begins with listening and truly caring. Niki brings that passion for serving others to her role at Leesa. Whether resolving medical documentation issues for veterans in a previous role or providing solutions to customers’ concerns at PayPal, she learned the importance of developing rapport with that person on the other end of the phone or email. That kind of rapport is equally important in mentoring and coaching team members, and Niki infuses those relationships with her quirky brand of humor. She knows the importance of sleep and understand that everyone needs a great night’s sleep to succeed.
Kyle is the “cool guy” that all startups need. He sits in his own little corner in a constant state of happiness. He is quietly working on the thousands of lines of code that breathe life into our ideas. He is the mastermind that turns designs and ideas into a beautiful, simple, easily-navigated online shopping experience. Kyle’s high-octane personality, fresh beats and freestyle rhymes make us feel alive from the moment he walks in until the end of the day. Kyle tells us that he sleeps as well as he lives – every night, which would make us really mad, but he brings donuts for everyone on Fridays so we love him.
In between his stints as a professional whitewater raft guide, sea kayak instructor, and high-angle rock and ice rescue EMT, Mitchell put his extreme passion to work designing products for clients such as Gatorade, CVS, Nike, and GE. Never let it be said that inspiration can’t be found on a longboard. Mitchell brings 10 years of world-class design experience to Leesa, including a stint at Ziba Design and then as Creative Director at Frog. Now, this Gold IDEA award winner is working on his greatest challenge – getting a good night’s sleep with two kids, a dog, a wife, and the surf and snow all calling his name.
As our resident early adopter, Matt lives and breathes technology. His love for gadgets and tech is rivaled only by his passion for golf, snowboarding and summer beach days. Matt believes in building products that solve big problems and engage people on a meaningful level. So, it makes sense that Matt would make a name for himself building cutting-edge e-commerce and digital platforms for brands such as General Mills, Nestle Purina and VF Corporation. At Leesa, Matt manages the product day-to-day, juggling tech, marketing, and design. A true millennial, Matt is always connected and always on the go, so a good night’s rest is crucially important… but not always easy to come by with his wife and his black lab hogging all the space.
Every great company needs someone who loves the operation. Leesa has Amy. Fortunately, her organizational skills have been battle tested at an airline, a symphony, in real estate, at multiple medical device companies, and with numerous consumer product innovators. Perhaps Amy’s greatest operational accomplishment has been balancing motherhood and a career. Amy’s passion is helping people reach their highest potential and her sleep advice is that sleeping better really does make life better. So, make your bedroom a quiet serene place because it really does improve your sleep.
Tricia is non-stop motion, bouncing from the Pilates studio to the Leesa offices to a quick run before heading home to recharge with her family. Fueled by a love for new challenges (and Starbucks), she earned her digital stripes helping brands like General Mills, IRONMAN, LPGA, and US Soccer. Tricia plays an active role in managing creative projects from concept to implementation. A great night’s sleep is a must for this new mom, and finding work-life balance is a top priority between hashtags, analytics, conversions and lattes.
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