Purple Innovation taps Watkins as CFO

mark watkinsMark Watkins
ALPINE, Utah — Purple Innovation , a comfort technology company known for creating the "World's First No Pressure Mattress," has named Mark Watkins as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

"We are beyond excited to welcome Mark to the Purple team and look forward to his contribution in reaching our goal to help one million people around the world sleep, sit and stand more comfortably," said Purple CEO Sam Bernards. "Mark's strategic financial experience at both private and public companies will be invaluable as we continue in our journey to combine with GPAC and become a publically listed company."

Watkins most recently served as the chief financial officer of Traeger Pellet Grills, a post he held from March 2015 through October 2017. Previously, he held various positions at Nu Skin Enterprises, including vice president of sales operations and vice president of finance.

Watkins began his career at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated with both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

"Purple has achieved incredible milestones in the past two years. I am thrilled to be assuming this role and joining the Purple team as it embarks on its next stage of growth as a public company," said Watkins.

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