Malouf recently added former Kirton McConkie partner Jeff Steed to its legal team as chief legal officer. With more than 12 years of experience representing global technology and finance corporations, Steed will focus on protecting Malouf’s work across a number of categories, including asset protection, cross-border expansion, data privacy, intellectual property and strategic acquisitions.
As one of his main initiatives at Malouf, Steed will collaborate with employees of all departments to strengthen the company’s current intellectual property—from advanced product development to award-winning design to highly customized software.
“Jeff is an invaluable addition to the team,” said Malouf CEO Sam Malouf. “His knowledge and expertise will elevate our industry-leading product design, packaging and branding. As a result, we’ll continue providing our customers with the best sleep products on the market.”
Prior to joining Malouf, Steed was an equity partner at Kirton McConkie and represented a variety of corporations and investment funds. He speaks frequently on topics involving asset protection, foreign direct investment, intellectual property and multi-jurisdictional practice.
Additionally, Steed was recently named as one of Utah’s Forty Under 40 by Utah Business Magazine. He’s an adjunct law professor at the University of Utah: S.J. Quinney College of Law, and sits on the board of directors for a number of public charities and companies.
“Malouf is a successful company dedicated to doing good in the world—for its employees, customers, stakeholders, and society at large,” Steed said. “As chief legal officer, my goal is to lead strategic initiatives that will increase the valuation and visibility of the company to ensure sustainable growth and development.”
About Malouf: A leader in the furniture and bedding industry, Malouf offers a wide range of innovative products including pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, bed frames, mattress toppers, furniture, and adjustable bed bases. Malouf products are available in over 12,000 retail partner locations in the U.S. and its growing international team now serves over 20 countries. Known for its commitment to quality, pricing, and service, Malouf continues to expand its vertical integration capabilities to better serve its customers. Malouf was founded in 2003 by Sam and Kacie Malouf and is headquartered in Logan, Utah.