Executive Team

Lynn Houston

Founding partner and President of Z Box Mattress, Lynn Houston, has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He is currently in charge of New Business Development and Product Design and Development. 

Lynn’s extensive resume includes Director of International Sales in North and South America, National Product Manager serving major manufactures within the furniture and bedding industries, and working with industry publications to launch new products in the furniture and bedding space. 

Furniture Today magazine has featured Lynn as an industry expert, and he was honored to be the Keynote Speaker during the National Sales Meeting of leading bedding manufacturers.

Lynn has a BSBA in Marketing from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC). He is an active volunteer in his community including area youth sports, Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, and served as chairman of deacons at Lakeview Baptist Church where he also teaches Sunday school. Lynn and his wife of 30 years have two sons and reside in Hickory, NC. 


Marcus Houston

Marcus Houston is a managing partner in Sales and Operations for Z Box Mattress. Marcus came on board in March of 2016, and leads the coordination of marketing efforts as well as aiding the sales force in identifying new business. He also runs the day-to-day operations and manages existing client relationships. 

In 2016, Marcus was awarded the Greater Catawba County and Hickory Young Professionals “Top 10 Under 40” award. He is also a recipient of the Service In Action Community Outreach Award. 

Marcus is a graduate of Appalachian State University (Boone, NC), and returns to campus during the football season to watch the Mountaineers play. He volunteers at his church, Lakewood Baptist, and is a board member for Northwest NC Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In his free time, Marcus enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, and traveling. He and his wife, Samantha, reside in Hickory, NC, with their two sons.