Malouf Home has added two new leadership roles to its product development team. The company promoted Jake Ozmun to director of product development, and Makayla Summers to director of product design. Both Ozmun and Summers are instrumental in evolving Malouf’s comprehensive product offering that continues to bring value to its retail partners and their customers.
“Due to significant company growth and product expansion, it was the right time to add to our product leadership team,” said Kyle Robertson, VP of Product at Malouf. “Jake and Makayla have proven their ability to translate market trends and consumer insights into product sales, and we’re excited to move them into these newly created positions.”
Jake Ozmun is experienced in international business operations and building relationships with production facilities to satisfy consumer demands. His new position includes leading the product development department in production and sourcing, product quality and product lifecycle execution. He also assists with supplier code of conduct and sustainability initiatives. Ozmun has worked at Malouf for five years and played a lead role in Malouf’s entrance into the furniture category. Prior to Malouf, Ozmun worked in the utilities service sector.
Makayla Summers joined Malouf three years ago and has influenced the company’s renewed focus on efficiency, as well as its cost-saving initiatives with packaging and product enhancements. Summers brings a creative mindset and practical eye to Malouf’s product assortment. She and her team work in tandem with the company’s sales and marketing teams to gather market information that guides product innovation and identifies gaps in the marketplace. Before joining Malouf, Summers fulfilled multiple product and graphic design roles in the outdoor apparel and wellness industries.
The Malouf product development team includes over 20 team members specializing in development and sourcing, merchandising, design and communication. “Product development and innovation have always been core pillars of our business,” shared Eric Holmstead, President of Malouf Home. “Jake and Makayla have contributed to Malouf’s aggressive growth strategy over the years, and they continue to push our capabilities in an ever-changing industry.”
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About Malouf Home: Malouf Home leads the furniture and bedding industry with a wide selection of innovative products, including furniture, mattresses, adjustable bed bases, pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, bed frames and mattress toppers. Together with sister brands Salt Flat and Weekender, Malouf commits to quality, pricing and service through a comprehensive product catalog that satisfies a variety of customers. Malouf products are available in over 16,000 retail partner locations in the U.S., and its international team now serves over 56 countries. Malouf, a Certified B Corporation, was founded in 2003 by Sam and Kacie Malouf and is headquartered in Logan, Utah.