PE-backed FXI Appoints Chief HR Officer from Search by Hanold Associates


CHICAGO (Mar. 11, 2021) ― FXI, a leading provider of comfort technologies backed by private equity firm One Rock Capital, has appointed Courtney Damon as its Chief Human Resources Officer. Sandra Peña and Sonia Nagra led the search on behalf of this Pennsylvania-based company.

Courtney Damon comes to FXI from Wencor Group where she served as EVP of Human Resources. Reporting directly to the CEO of FXI, Harold Earley, Damon will lead the development and operationalization of the enterprise-wide human capital strategy. Damon will also lead a strong team as she designs people programs to power growth through actively engaged, developed employees.

“Courtney is a highly talented executive who brings a great depth of experience in HR and as an advisor to executive leaders,” said Sandra Peña, Hanold Partner. “She has a successful track record in strong operating organizations, and she will no doubt be a tremendous asset to FXI as the company continues on its transformation journey.”

Founded in 2009, FXI provides leading branded bedding solutions sold through key retail channels such as Costco, Sam’s, Kohl’s and Amazon. It is also a leading provider of comfort solutions to the largest OEMs in the bedding and furniture space, and it is a valued partner to the leading direct-to-consumer bedding brands. In addition to its primary business servicing the bedding market, FXI is also a leader in innovation in the transportation and healthcare markets.

The company was acquired in 2017 by One Rock Capital, a private equity firm with locations in New York and Los Angeles. With the backing and support of One Rock, the company began its plan for growth, both organically and through acquisition. In 2020, the acquisition of Innocor effectively doubled the size of the company in both employee and location count. With the additional resources of Innocor and its backer Bain Capital, FXI plans to become the leader in bedding comfort solutions in North America.

After the merger, FXI has more than 4,000 employees, with 30 manufacturing locations throughout North America. The company is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.