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02/03/2021

Walmart supply chain exec joins Casper leadership team

Marianne Wilson
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Casper Sleep is expanding its executive team

The mattress and bedding company named Charles Liu as COO. Liu joins Casper from Walmart, where he has served as VP of supply chain for the chain’s e-commerce division for the past two years. Prior to Walmart, Liu served in various leadership roles at Shopko, where he was chief supply officer, and Walgreens as director of inventory management. 

In other appointments, Casper named George Poulios as VP of retail, real estate and store development, overseeing the retail experience and operations, real estate and store development, and visual merchandising teams.

Casper also appointed Dara Williams as chief people and diversity officer. Most recently, she served as VP of people for LeafLink. Prior to that, Williams held various positions at companies, including Refinery29, Blue Apron, Gilt and Carat.

“We are thrilled to welcome this bench of remarkable leaders to the team as we continue to strengthen Casper’s leadership in a way that reflects our core values,” said Philip Krim, co-founder and CEO at Casper. “Dara, Charles, and George bring critical skills and know-how to both our culture and business operations as we further our commitment to improving diversity and inclusion, while scaling our business to bring better sleep to all.”

Casper has expanded its merchandise offerings in recent years from mattresses to include pillows, bedding and furniture.  In addition to its e-commerce business, the company owns and operates freestanding “sleep shops” across North America and its products are also available at a growing list of retailers.