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Google Exec to Join Select Comfort Board

By Home Furnishings Business in on May 1, 2013

Specialty bedding retailer Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ: SCSS) has named Google's Daniel Alegre has been appointed to its board of directors, effective May 14.

Alegre is president of global partner business solutions for Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). 

"We're very pleased to welcome Daniel to our board," said Shelly Ibach, president and chief executive officer of Select Comfort. "We expect to benefit from Daniel's deep digital expertise and strength in strategic operations as Sleep Number continues to advance the customer's experience in this rapidly changing consumer environment. In addition, Daniel's significant global experience and perspective will be advantageous as we progress our long-term strategy and drive increased value for our customers, employees and shareholders."

Alegre, 44, joined Google in 2004 and became president of global partner business solutions in November 2012. Prior to this appointment, Alegre was president of Asia Pacific and Japan, overseeing all business operations in the region. He joined Google as vice president of Google's Latin American and Asia Pacific business development. Previously, he served as vice president of business development for e-commerce at Bertelsmann, spearheading partnerships and acquisitions.

Alegre fills the seat vacated by past chairman and current member, Erv Shames, who will be leaving the board May 14, consistent with the board's succession planning process.

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