Sleep Summit Show

Sleep Summit Show

Sleep industry secrets revealed! On the Sleep Summit Show, Mark Kinsley interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders shaping the future of the sleep industry.


June 5, 2023 38 mins

Many in our industry know the vital role that sleep plays in our overall well-being, but do our consumers?

James Perez, current CEO of over a dozen Mattress Firm Franchise stores, joins Mark Kinsley on today’s episode to discuss his remarkable journey that reshaped his perspective on achieving a restful night's sleep. 

In this episode, Perez sets out to enlighten individuals about the other crucial factors that contribute to a...

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The legacy of Raymour and Flanigan is one entrenched in family heritage.

In this episode of the Sleep Summit Show, hosted by Mark Kinsley, we gain insight into the remarkable journey of Seth Goldberg, President of Raymour and Flanigan and third generation retailer. With over 150 stores, Raymour and Flanigan is a prominent northeastern retailer renowned for its high-end furnishings and exceptional service.

The discussion includes t...

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Meet Gui Peres, the multilingual, multifaceted President and COO of Ergomotion, the innovative adjustable base company that's revolutionizing the category. 

On today's episode of the Sleep Summit Show, Gui shares his story about growing up in Brazil and Mexico City, and his close relationship with his mother. He talks about his experience as one of the first employee’s for Ergomotion and the story behind the start of the co...

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He's captain of the fastest growing mattress retailer in the country.

Sleep Summit Show host Mark Kinsley visits with Matt Smith, founder of Snooze Mattress, who recently appeared on the hit TV show "Undercover Billionaire." The show follows successful entrepreneurs as they try to build a new business in just 90 days, starting with only $100 and without revealing their true identities.

During his time on the show, Mat...

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The Sleep Summit Show is a new podcast that uncovers the secrets of the sleep industry. 

Mark Kinsley, President and CEO of the Englander Mattress Company and founder of The FAM, hosts the show. It explores bold ideas from innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who are shaping the sleep industry.

The purpose of the Sleep Summit Show is to connect people with thought leaders, products, technology, research, ideas, ...

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Reflect on the end of an era and bid farewell to the past while embracing the future.

Breaking up may be hard to do, but with exciting adventures ahead, it becomes a little easier.

In this farewell episode of the Dos Marcos Podcast, Kinsley and Quinn take you on a sentimental journey down memory lane. They share funny memories and reveal the reason for the move forward. Tune in to discover the future of the FAM, and res...

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Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres both agree - Dr. Weil and his lifestyle medicine are worth paying attention too

In this episode, Quinn and Kinsley host Dr. Andrew Weil, a renowned integrative medicine physician and author of best-selling books such as "Spontaneous Healing" and "Healthy Aging," has actively advocated for natural and alternative medicine, earning recognition from several organizations including ...

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In part one with Andrew Gross, we talked to the bedding veteran about the best business book you've never read. It's called New Lanchester Strategy. Gross introduced us to a framework for how to think about market competition. In part two, Andrew discusses how to apply the principles of warfare to gain market share. How do you operate if you're the dominant market player? Well, it's different than how you approach...

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Andrew Gross is a battled tested bedding veteran who held an EVP position at SSB and was a board member and SVP of marketing for Serta. During his time at Serta, the brand moved from #3 to #1 while doubling EBITDA. He and his team introduced iComfort gel-memory foam, widely considered the most successful new product in category history and ultimately a profitable $500MM+ franchise. When Andrew told us about the best business book ...

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What consumers want. 

The famous movie from the 90's What Women Want provides inside insights into the mind of women...and it's the same super power retailers wish to possess. 

In this throwback episode from 2021, Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn interview, Jesse Kostuhoski, Vice President of Retail Development for the Furniture and Appliance Mark in Stephens Point, Wisconsin. He is a 25+ year industry veteran, spending more t...

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Blast from the past!

In today's episode, we travel back to May of 2020 and relive the advice from Jon Spoelstra. 


Sumo wrestler doing a Michael Jordan dunk. That’s the cover of Jon Spoelstra’s book: Marketing Outrageously REDUX.   

Dos Marcos have both read the book, used its insights, and had it on their shelves for years.  It was an honor having on the show the former General Manager of the Portland Trai...

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February 27, 2023 30 mins

Posturepedic for $29.99?!

How can that be? 

The start of the Sealy Wars is the topic of conversation in this Dos Marcos episode. Bob Hellyer, former EVP at Serta Simmons Bedding, rejoins Quinn and Kinsley to discuss the start of the infamous "Sealy Wars." He's discussing how it started, what went down, and who won. Plus, they discuss the man behind the battle: Ernie Wiluger, and other legends of the industry and what they taug...

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Artificial intelligence is getting a facelift and it's becoming very real. 

ChatGPT it's the next big thing you can't miss. 

On today's episode, Kinsley and Quinn host Mike Magnuson, founder and CEO of and co-host of the galaxy's second greatest mattress podcast, Mike it Up alongside Jeff Cassidy. 

So what is ChatGPT? In short, ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI that uses deep learning ...

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February 16, 2023 21 mins

Why reinvent the wheel? 

In today's episode, Quinn and Adrienne analyze some of the best and worst superbowl ads from the weekend's big game and discuss how these ads could be made over to fit the industry. 

How so? Consider the classic, "is it real or is it acting" Pepsi commercial featuring Steve Martin or Ben Stiller. In the ad(s), the actors play off of the idea that sometimes they love the products they support and s...

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They say you learn more from your mistakes than your successes. 

In the case of Christina Dyer, this has proven true. 

We're back for the second part of our special two-part episode.  Do you remember the vision you had when you started your job or founded your company? Do you remember the many mistakes you made? In this episode, Dyer recalls the start of Noble Adventures, the pitfalls it fell into in the beginning, a...

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"The true test of leadership development are the stakeholders and the people that are impacted by the leader."

How do you measure your effectiveness as a leader? Can you quantify it? Can you pinpoint upward growth?

On today's Dos Marcos Show, Kinsley and Quinn host Christina Dyer, an Executive Coach, author of the book Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women, and the Founder and President of Noble Leadership Adventures. In this episo...

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The mattress industry is a family business!  

On today's Dos Marcos episode, Kinsley and Quinn, welcome the legendary Bob Hellyer, former Executive Vice President of Serta-Simmons Bedding, to pay tribute to the late Walter Corky Hellyer, his father.   

Together, they discuss growing up in the industry, how his father's legacy shaped Hellyer's work ethic, the "Sealy war" and how that changed the industry, his father's...

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Strategies to create billion dollar customer experiences can happen in any industry.

Picking up where last week left off, Quinn and Kinsley continue their interview with CxFormula Founder, Jason Friedman. If you missed part one, check it out here. It's an episode you (and your customers) can't afford to miss!

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Disneyland isn't the only place capable of making magical memories for its customers.

On today's episode, Kinsley and Quinn host Jason Friedman, CEO of CXFormula. Jason has a legendary track record helping brands of all shapes and sizes have unprecedented success with their customer experience. In this episode, they discuss Jason's background and how his love of theater and stagecraft  translated into helping businesses transf...

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It's more than a noun or a descriptor; it's a mattress method and you need to study it. 

In this episode, Dos Marcos host the Beducator, Jeff Scheuer, owner of Mattress-to-Go in Shelby Township, Michigan. They discuss Jeff's infamous (and the most famous FAM article ever written), How to Discuss Price Increases with Customers, and the different types of customers Jeff regularly encounters (and you probably do...

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