Purple Innovation names Tricia McDermott chief legal officer

Executive replaces long-time CLO Casey McGarvey, who is transitioning into an advisory role for senior leadership team

LEHI, Utah — Mattress manufacturer Purple Innovation has appointed Tricia McDermott chief legal officer, effective Oct. 23.

She replaces Casey McGarvey, who has been the company’s CLO since its founding in 2010. The company said that McGarvey is stepping back from day-to-day operations to spend more time with family. He also will transition into an advisory role for the company’s senior leadership team and will work with McDermott as she transitions into the new position.

Tricia McDermott

“Casey has deep knowledge of this company and has expertly steered its legal strategy through our earliest stages of growth, building the legal function from the ground up,” said CEO Rob DeMartini. “Casey recognized the value of our GelFlex Grid technology and has protected our unique innovations as the company and our sales have grown. We appreciate his deep connection to the company’s mission and commitment to our team and its evolution.”

McDermott comes to the company from Shoe Show Inc., where she has been chief legal and risk officer and secretary for the past 18 months and general counsel for 14 months prior. Before that, she worked for Perry Ellis International for more than nine years, in roles such as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary and as deputy general counsel and vice president of IP. She also previously worked in legal counsel roles for Spectrum Brands and Office Depot.

In her new position, she reports to DeMartini and will oversee all aspects of the company’s legal operations, which the company described as an integral part of its future growth and long-range plans.

“I am so excited to welcome Tricia McDermott to our senior leadership team where she will oversee our legal team and steer our legal operations,” DeMartini said.  “Tricia is an experienced leader who has deep skill in aligning legal strategy to a company’s overall business goals. Her experience driving intellectual property on a global scale is a great fit for Purple’s plans for growth.”

McDermott said she is pleased to join the team at Purple “as they continue to revolutionize premium sleep products. This is an exciting moment in Purple’s evolution and I look forward to promoting a collaborative culture, fostering team excellence, and finding innovative business solutions during this inflection point in Purple’s growth.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at tom@homenewsnow.com and at 336-508-4616.

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