Philip Krim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Philip Krim has served as Casper Sleep Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since October 2013. Prior to Casper, Mr. Krim was Chief Executive Officer of Vocalize Mobile, a mobile search advertising platform for small businesses, from 2010 to 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of The Merrick Group from 2003 to 2009. Since 2016, Mr. Krim has served on the Emerging Leadership Council of the 92nd Street Y, and has served as a Director of the Travis Manion Foundation since 2019, and as a member of the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation since 2019. He received a B.B.A. in Marketing from Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Anthony Florence, Director

Anthony Florence has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since July 2014. Mr. Florence is a General Partner and head of the technology investing practice at New Enterprise Associates, Inc., or NEA, a venture capital firm he joined in 2008. Prior to joining NEA, Mr. Florence was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, where he served as Head of East Coast Technology Banking in New York and as a member of the North American Management Committee for Investment Banking. From October 2010 until November 2017, Mr. Florence served on the board of directors of Care.com, the largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care. He also served on the board of directors of Cvent, Inc., a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, from July 2011 until November 2016 and currently serves as a director of several private companies. Mr. Florence received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Diane Irvine, Director

Diane Irvine has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since July 2019. Ms. Irvine previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, from February 2008 until November 2011, as President from February 2007 until November 2011, and as Chief Financial Officer from December 1999 until September 2007. From February 1994 until May 1999, Ms. Irvine served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., and from September 1981 until February 1994, she worked at accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand LLP in various capacities, most recently as partner. Ms. Irvine currently serves on the boards of directors of Yelp Inc. (on whose board she has served since September 2011), Funko, Inc. (on whose board she has served since August 2017) and D.A. Davidson & Co. (on whose board she has served since January 2018), and previously served on the boards of directors of XO Group Inc. from November 2014 until December 2018, Rightside Group Ltd. from August 2014 until July 2017, CafePress, Inc. from July 2012 until May 2015, and Blue Nile, Inc. from May 2001 until November 2011. Ms. Irvine received an M.S. in Taxation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University.

Karen Katz, Director

Karen Katz has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since April 2019. Ms. Katz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, an international multi-brand omni-channel retailer, from October 2010 until her retirement in February 2018. Over her 33-year tenure with the Neiman Marcus Group, Ms. Katz served in a variety of executive and leadership roles in the company's merchant, stores and e-commerce organizations, including as Executive Vice President—Stores, a member of the Office of the Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group, President, Neiman Marcus Online, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Neiman Marcus Stores. Ms. Katz has served on the board of directors of The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC since October 2010. In addition, Ms. Katz has served on the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc., a performance footwear, apparel and equipment company since October 2014. Ms. Katz is an advisor to a number of consumer companies, helping their chief executive officers think about strategy, leadership opportunities, as well as engagement with consumers. Ms. Katz is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Perot Museum of Science and Nature in Dallas, Texas, where she lives. From 2017 to 2019, she served as the Chairman of the National Retail Foundation, a non-profit arm of the National Retail Federation, as well as sat on the boards of directors of the National Retail Federation, the pre-eminent retail trade association. Ms. Katz received an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas. 

Jack Lazar, Director

Jack Lazar has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since April 2019. Since March 2016, Mr. Lazar has been an independent business consultant. From January 2014 until March 2016, Mr. Lazar served as the Chief Financial Officer at GoPro, Inc., a provider of wearable and mountable capture devices. From January 2013 until January 2014, he was an independent business consultant. From May 2011 until January 2013, Mr. Lazar was employed by Qualcomm and served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Manager of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a developer of communications semiconductor solutions. From September 2003 until it was acquired by Qualcomm in May 2011, Mr. Lazar served in various positions at Atheros Communications, Inc., a provider of communications semiconductor solutions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Mr. Lazar has served on the boards of directors of Silicon Laboratories, an analog and mixed signal semiconductor company, since April 2013, Quantenna Communications, Inc., a wireless semiconductor company, since July 2016, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a communications semiconductor company, since June 2018 and Resideo Technologies, Inc., a provider of comfort and security solutions, since October 2018. Since July 2016 and from October 2013 until its sale to Adobe in December 2016, he served on the board of directors of TubeMogul, Inc., an enterprise software company for digital branding. Mr. Lazar is a certified public accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. in Commerce with an emphasis in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Ben Lerer, Director

Benjamin Lerer has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since July 2014. Mr. Lerer is the Chief Executive Officer of Group Nine Media, which he joined in December 2016. He is also a Co-Founder of Thrillist Media Group, Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer from October 2005 to December 2016, and a Managing Partner at Lerer Hippeau Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund he co-founded in 2010. Mr. Lerer serves as Chairman of East River Development Alliance Federal Credit Union and as a Director of Lerer Hippeau Ventures V, LP. He received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Neil Parikh, Director and Chief Strategy Officer

Neil Parikh has served as Casper Sleep Inc.'s Chief Strategy Officer since November 2018 and as a member of our board of directors since October 2013. Mr. Parikh was the Chief Operating Officer of Casper Sleep Inc. from October 2013 to November 2018. Mr. Parikh received a B.A. in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship from Brown University. 

Dani Reiss, Director

Dani Reiss has served on the board of directors of Casper Sleep Inc. since March 2019. Mr. Reiss has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (and its predecessors), a global outerwear company, since 2001 and currently serves as Chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Reiss has served on the board of directors of Polar Bears International (Canada) Inc., a wildlife conservation organization, since September 2014. He has also served on the board of directors of Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto since June 2014. Mr. Reiss received a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Toronto.