About the QuickZip Team
QuickZip started with an “aha” moment when new parent and Quick-Zip founder, Elizabeth Sopher, wondered if everyone struggled as she did to change a crib sheet. She knew there had to be a better way and started designing a new, improved, easy-to-change crib sheet. She believed that the sheet needed to save time and energy for parents; allow for fast changes; and be neat, secure and truly safe for baby. The result was a best-selling sheet that many parents have grown to know and love.
At QuickZip, we see the potential in an everyday item that doesn’t get a lot of attention. Of course thread count, material and design are all considerations when selecting sheets, but how do we go above and beyond to add to the common consideration set and provide our customers a better sleep experience? We’ve listened to our customers and became inspired to make a difference by sharing our reinvented sheets with even more people. Our mission is to provide our revolutionary sheets to people of all ages with a full line of zip-on sheets for every mattress size.
Elizabeth Sopher, co-founder & CEO
Elizabeth started her career in the unlikely area of geochemistry and hazardous waste cleanup, but found her way to sheets after her first child was born. Her mantra, “Friends don’t let friends smash knuckles.” has been her driving force since 2001. Her experience in science and project management serves her well at QuickZip; making sure our products are designed and made right. (And she can read the reports from the lab). Elizabeth is our investor in innovation, commissioner of customer connection, and skipper of spreading QuickZip to new markets.
Caroline Portis, co-founder & CFO
Caroline is a self-proclaimed “recovering CPA” who has experience all spectrums of finance and operations as a CFO, COO, auditor and controller. She started with QuickZip as a consultant developing the company’s growth plan, and she quickly became obsessed with the fitted sheet and the potential of QuickZip. She took a leap and joined the company fulltime in 2014; finding a new passion for small business ownership and the inspiring challenges that come up each day. Prior to QuickZip, Caroline was CFO of The Boppy Company, Controller at General Electric and Director of Operations at Level 3 Communications. Caroline is our trailblazer of tenacity, diva of details, and heroine of hard work.
Tammy Buxman, operations & customer service manager
Tammy is a native westerner, born in California and raised on a farm in Nebraska. With extensive operations and customer service management experience from The Boppy Company, Wells Fargo and Lehrer’s Flowers, Tammy brings a positive attitude when working with customers and is an expert at handling every challenge that comes through the phone, computer and warehouse door. She is our executioner of execution, star of service to our customers, and officer of operations.