Serta Simmons Bedding announces John Linker will join the company as its chief financial officer starting April 4, and Shoukat Ali Bhamani—who joined SSB in March—is the new chief technology officer.
Linker will oversee the finance organization, inclusive of accounting, operations and commercial finance, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, tax and treasury, as well as the procurement and strategy functions.
He joins SSB with more than 25 years of financial and leadership experience, most recently serving as executive vice president and CFO at JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers. Prior to JELD-WEN, he held a variety of corporate development and finance leadership roles in the Aerospace Systems Division of United Technologies Corporation and its predecessor Goodrich Corporation.
Bhamani is responsible for all aspects of technology implementation and innovation, including internal technology systems as well as SSB’s direct-to-consumer platforms.
Bhamani comes to SSB from Schaeffler Group, a global manufacturer and distributor of automotive, industrial and aerospace products, where he spent more than 25 years in a variety of technology leadership roles.
Most recently, he served as Schaeffler’s Chief Information and Digital Officer where he transformed a decentralized IT organization into a unified high-performing team, orchestrated a series of supply chain and business process improvements and successfully introduced digital transformation to the organization.
“John and Shoukat are world-class leaders who will bring immense subject matter expertise to the Serta Simmons Bedding team,” says Shelley Huff, CEO of SSB. “They will both play pivotal roles that will position the company for growth and drive forward our mission to help people sleep better so they can live healthier lives.”