Who We Are

From its founding in 1999, Overstock.com has had an eye to the future while striving to deliver what consumers want today. As the company has grown and evolved, it has taken on a group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, all uniting with the joint purpose of pushing the boundaries of innovation, integrity, and customer satisfaction. A focus on cooperation and collaboration has allowed Overstock.com to rise as a leader in online retail and will continue to serve the company as it moves forward.

Patrick Byrne
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Patrick Michael Byrne is CEO of Overstock.com, Inc., a Utah-based internet retailer that has been publicly traded since 2002. Under Patrick's leadership the company's annual revenue has grown from $1.8 million in 1999 to 1.1 billion in 2010, with $14 million of GAAP net income.

Patrick received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, a master's in philosophy from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has taught at the university level and frequently guest-lectures on business, the Internet, leadership and ethics.

Before founding Overstock.com, Patrick served as chairman, president and CEO of Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial torch consumables, then held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures police, firefighter and military uniforms.

In 2001, Patrick began Worldstock.com, Overstock.com's socially responsible store for products handcrafted by artisans from developing nations and rural areas of the USA. To date, more than $67 million has been returned to Worldstock's artisan suppliers.

Since 2005, Patrick has, working with Solace International, built 26 self-sustaining schools and orphanages across Africa and Central Asia.

A self-described "classical liberal," Patrick believes that our nation's future depends primarily on a sound educational system and a healthy capital market. Towards those ends, Patrick serves as chairman of the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, supporting legislative reform to bring educational choice to parents.

In 2005, Patrick began a vigorous campaign against corruption in our capital markets through securities manipulation. His stance quickly caught the attention of Wall Street analysts and reporters and remains a point of high controversy today. For more information, visit Patrick's business blog www.deepcapture.com.

Patrick has a black belt in tae kwon do and once pursued a career in boxing. After surviving cancer, he cycled across the country four times. His last ride, in the summer of 2000, helped raise awareness and record-breaking funds for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Jonathan E. Johnson III
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jonathan Johnson has been Chairman of Overstock.com since April 2014. Prior to that, he was Overstock.com's President for five years. Jonathan joined Overstock.com in 2002 as the Company's General Counsel and held various business and legal related positions before becoming the company's President. He has been part of Overstock.com's meteoric growth from a small start-up to a publicly-traded company with $1.1 billion in sales and over 1,400 employees.

Jonathan serves as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber's Clean Air Task Force and is dedicated to protecting and improving Utah's air quality. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau's National Partner Leadership Circle.

Prior to joining Overstock.com, Jonathan was with TenFold Corporation in various positions, including CFO and General Counsel. Before that, he practiced corporate law in Los Angeles with two international law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Supreme Court.

Jonathan received a bachelor's degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University, studied at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Japan as a Ministry of Education Scholar, and received his law degree from the BYU Law School.

Jonathan lives in Salt Lake with his wife of 25 years. He has five sons, ages 21 to 10.

Stormy D. Simon
President and Board Member

Stormy Simon currently serves a dual role as President and member of the Board of Directors of Overstock.com. Since joining the company in 2001, Stormy has held various marketing and management positions. These include; Director of B2B, Vice President of Books/Movies/Music/Games, Auctions, Travel, and various other programs, Senior Vice President of Marketing and has also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Simon took an aggressive approach to restructuring Customer Care by setting up cross-functional teams, educational programs for agents, and implementing CRM software to improve response times. Her hard work paid off and was recognized nationally in 2006 by the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer Service Survey. Overstock.com was ranked that year as the #4 customer service department in the U.S. Since 2007 Overstock has consistently remained in the top 5, achieving the #2 position in 2009 & 2010. Overstock.com Chairman of the Board Patrick M. Byrne said of Simon, "I have learned a lesson I wish to share with corporate America: if you want to make your company customer-centric, just take the most stubborn, unbending, hard-headed, customer-loving employee you have, and put her over customer service. The company gets customer-centric quicker than you ever thought possible."

In 2012, Simon took the same ideology and applied it to the Partner Care department. Simon's current responsibilities include; Customer and Partner Care, Logistics, and all offline marketing efforts (television, radio and print advertising, all media buys, branding, social media and public relations).

In addition to her work at Overstock.com, Simon serves on the board of directors for Winder Farms and the Utah Better Business Bureau.

David J. Nielsen
Co-President

Dave joined Overstock.com in 2009 and served as Senior Vice President, Merchandising & Supply Chain. Prior to joining Overstock.com, Dave was with Payless ShoeSource, Inc. At Payless he held a variety of positions, most recently serving as the Vice President of Merchandise Distribution, where he was responsible for the assortment planning and management of merchandise across 4,500 stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Dave has served as President and CEO of Old Town Imports, LLC, where he developed an international merchandising and supply chain organization that sourced product to clients such as Costco, Target and Sam's Club.

Dave received his bachelor's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University.

Mark J. Griffin
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Mark J. Griffin is Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Overstock.com. Mark joined Overstock.com in May 2006 as General Counsel and later became a company Vice President. As a private attorney, Mark represented Overstock.com in its fight against stock market manipulation. At the time, he was a partner at the law firm Woodbury & Kesler, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Under Mark?s direction, the company?s legal department has succeeded in defending high-profile patent troll suits and in working with the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies on key legislative and regulatory matters in the retail and public company sectors.

Mark served 14 years in state government and has held the positions of Director of the Utah Securities Division, Deputy Secretary of State for the State of Nevada, and Assistant Utah Attorney General.

Mark also served in the leadership of the North American Securities Administrators Association, with offices in Washington, D.C., completing his NASAA work as its President in 1997. On behalf of NASAA, Mark conducted senior White House Staff briefings, and testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional Committees on litigation reform, investor protection and securities market practices and regulation.

Mark is a member of the Utah State Bar and holds JD and BA degrees from Brigham Young University.

Robert P. Hughes
Senior Vice President, Finance and Risk Management

Rob serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Risk Management. Rob joined Overstock.com in 2008 and previously served as Controller and Vice President. Prior to joining Overstock.com, Rob served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff of TenFold Corporation. Prior to working for TenFold, Rob held a number of senior accounting and internal audit positions with Oracle Corporation.

He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and is a certified public accountant (CA - inactive status).

Seth Marks
Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Strategic Sourcing

In 2014, one year after joining the company, Seth Marks became the senior vice president of Merchandising and Strategic Sourcing. Marks began his work at Overstock.com in 2013, serving as vice president of Sales and Special Acquisitions.

Marks has extensive experience in the off price retail and wholesale sectors. He spent much of his career as a retail turnaround executive and liquidation procurement strategist. Marks is continually finding ways to secure the best deals for Overstock.com customers.

Co-founding Hilco Wholesale Trading, Marks was responsible for deal origination, valuation, acquisition and disposition strategies and helped build the business into the leading liquidation firm in the US. In 2004, he co-founded Big Lots Capital, the special acquisitions arm of Big Lots, Inc., a fortune 500 company, and served there as the vice president of Merchandising. In 2008, Marks was president and CEO of Talon Merchant Capital, which was acquired in 2009 by Liquidation World where he continued as turnaround CEO until 2011 when he became the chief marketing officer and Acquisition Group president of Tuesday Morning Corporation stores. Marks held that position until he joined Overstock.com.

Saum Noursalehi
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Saum Noursalehi joined Overstock.com in 2005 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Marketing. He previously held the positions of: Vice President of New Product Development, Senior Director of Website, Mobile and Search Engine Optimization, Director of Software Development and Software Development Lead. Prior to joining Overstock.com, he worked at the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts and Brooks Automation.

Saum received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

Brian Popelka
Senior Vice President, Customer and Partner Care

Brian Popelka, as senior vice president, Customer and Partner Care, is responsible for the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of Overstock.com's Customer Care. Under his direction, that department has repeatedly ranked in the top four of the former NRF Foundation/American Express Customer Choice Awards and earned the Gartner Gold Award and the 2011 Stevie Award for customer care. Popelka also oversees all relations with the company?s drop-ship fulfillment partners.

Popelka is credited with many of Overstock.com's successes through the years. Since joining Overstock.com in 2002, Popelka has held several positions including the vice president, Customer Care, director of the Books, Media, Movies and Games Department, and was manager of the Business-to-Business Department. He developed a media channel, travel site and auto sales site.

Popelka holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Film and History from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Bhargav J. Shah
Senior Vice President, Technology

Bhargav joined Overstock.com in 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President, Technology, Bhargav is responsible for providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives within the organization as well as influencing business strategy through innovative use of technology.

Prior to joining Overstock.com, Bhargav worked for KPMG LLP since 2009 as a Director in its IT advisory group where he helped various mid-market and Fortune 500 clients with defining and implementing their Enterprise IT strategy. Before that, he had been with BearingPoint (a management and technology consulting firm) for 10 years with increasing responsibilities from consultant through senior manager helping large, global organizations with architecting and implementing technology solutions for wide variety of business needs. He had also worked at Bentley University from 1998 to 1999 as a technologist across various IT functions including helpdesk, hardware repair, and Management Information Systems.

Bhargav holds a Chemical Engineering degree from K.E.S. Engineering College (Mumbai University, India) and a master's of Business Administration from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

Patrick Byrne
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Patrick Michael Byrne is CEO of Overstock.com, Inc., a Utah-based internet retailer that has been publicly traded since 2002. Under Patrick's leadership the company's annual revenue has grown from $1.8 million in 1999 to 1.1 billion in 2010, with $14 million of GAAP net income.

Patrick received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, a master's in philosophy from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has taught at the university level and frequently guest-lectures on business, the Internet, leadership and ethics.

Before founding Overstock.com, Patrick served as chairman, president and CEO of Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial torch consumables, then held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures police, firefighter and military uniforms.

In 2001, Patrick began Worldstock.com, Overstock.com's socially responsible store for products handcrafted by artisans from developing nations and rural areas of the USA. To date, more than $67 million has been returned to Worldstock's artisan suppliers.

Since 2005, Patrick has, working with Solace International, built 26 self-sustaining schools and orphanages across Africa and Central Asia.

A self-described "classical liberal," Patrick believes that our nation's future depends primarily on a sound educational system and a healthy capital market. Towards those ends, Patrick serves as chairman of the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, supporting legislative reform to bring educational choice to parents.

In 2005, Patrick began a vigorous campaign against corruption in our capital markets through securities manipulation. His stance quickly caught the attention of Wall Street analysts and reporters and remains a point of high controversy today. For more information, visit Patrick's business blog www.deepcapture.com.

Patrick has a black belt in tae kwon do and once pursued a career in boxing. After surviving cancer, he cycled across the country four times. His last ride, in the summer of 2000, helped raise awareness and record-breaking funds for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Jonathan E. Johnson III
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jonathan Johnson has been Chairman of Overstock.com since April 2014. Prior to that, he was Overstock.com's President for five years. Jonathan joined Overstock.com in 2002 as the Company's General Counsel and held various business and legal related positions before becoming the company's President. He has been part of Overstock.com's meteoric growth from a small start-up to a publicly-traded company with $1.1 billion in sales and over 1,400 employees.

Jonathan serves as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber's Clean Air Task Force and is dedicated to protecting and improving Utah's air quality. He is also a member of the Better Business Bureau's National Partner Leadership Circle.

Prior to joining Overstock.com, Jonathan was with TenFold Corporation in various positions, including CFO and General Counsel. Before that, he practiced corporate law in Los Angeles with two international law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Supreme Court.

Jonathan received a bachelor's degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University, studied at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Japan as a Ministry of Education Scholar, and received his law degree from the BYU Law School.

Jonathan lives in Salt Lake with his wife of 25 years. He has five sons, ages 21 to 10.

Allison H. Abraham
Director

Allison H. Abraham has served as a Director of Overstock since March 2002. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and is the Chairwoman of the Audit Committee. She is currently the President and Founder of The Newton School, a private, non-profit elementary school located in Sterling, Virginia. Prior to this role, Ms. Abraham managed her own consulting business from October 2001 to November 2008, and has served as a director of privately-held Precision Imaging, Inc. since November 2002. Ms. Abraham served as president and as a director of LifeMinders, Inc., an online direct marketing company, from May 2000 until the acquisition of LifeMinders by Cross Media Marketing Corp. in October 2001. Prior to joining LifeMinders, Ms. Abraham served as chief operating officer of iVillage Inc., an online media company, from May 1998 to May 2000. From February 1997 to April 1998, Ms. Abraham was president, chief operating officer and a director of Shoppers Express, an online grocery service. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Abraham held several marketing and management positions at Ameritech Corporation. She was employed at American Express Travel Related Services in New York City from 1988 to 1992.

Ms. Abraham holds a MBA degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University.

Barclay F. Corbus
Director

Mr. Barclay F. Corbus has served as a Director of Overstock since March 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Corbus has served as Senior Vice President of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of vehicular natural gas, with responsibility for strategic development, since September 2007. He served as Co-CEO of WR Hambrecht + Co., an investment banking firm, from July 2004 to September 2007, and prior to that date served in other executive positions with WR Hambrecht + Co. Prior to joining WR Hambrecht + Co in March 1999, Mr. Corbus was in the investment banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr. Corbus graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and has a Master's Degree of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Business School.

Samuel A. Mitchell
Director

Mr. Mitchell has been a director of Overstock since October 2010. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Mitchell is also a director of International Coal Group, Inc., and serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of International Coal Group. Since 2004, Mr. Mitchell has been a Managing Director of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, Inc., a Toronto-based property and casualty insurance holding company. Hamblin Watsa is responsible for managing the investments of Fairfax Financial. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Mitchell was a director of Odyssey Re Holdings Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial that is an underwriter of property and casualty treaty and facultative reinsurance. Prior to joining Hamblin Watsa, Mr. Mitchell was Managing Director and co-founder in 1993 of Marshfield Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based investment counsel firm. Mr. Mitchell also has experience in the healthcare industry, having served as a Director of Research and Federal Relations for the Federation of American Health Systems from 1983 to 1993, and as Director of Research for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association from 1977 to 1981. In 1973, he co-founded Research from Washington, which advised large institutional investors on the outlook and economic impact of legislation and federal government initiatives. Mr. Mitchell started his career in 1968 with the Washington, D.C.-based investment counsel firm, Davidge and Co. He has a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Stormy D. Simon
President and Board Member

Stormy Simon currently serves a dual role as President and member of the Board of Directors of Overstock.com. Since joining the company in 2001, Stormy has held various marketing and management positions. These include; Director of B2B, Vice President of Books/Movies/Music/Games, Auctions, Travel, and various other programs, Senior Vice President of Marketing and has also served as Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Simon took an aggressive approach to restructuring Customer Care by setting up cross-functional teams, educational programs for agents, and implementing CRM software to improve response times. Her hard work paid off and was recognized nationally in 2006 by the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer Service Survey. Overstock.com was ranked that year as the #4 customer service department in the U.S. Since 2007 Overstock has consistently remained in the top 5, achieving the #2 position in 2009 & 2010. Overstock.com Chairman of the Board Patrick M. Byrne said of Simon, "I have learned a lesson I wish to share with corporate America: if you want to make your company customer-centric, just take the most stubborn, unbending, hard-headed, customer-loving employee you have, and put her over customer service. The company gets customer-centric quicker than you ever thought possible."

In 2012, Simon took the same ideology and applied it to the Partner Care department. Simon's current responsibilities include; Customer and Partner Care, Logistics, and all offline marketing efforts (television, radio and print advertising, all media buys, branding, social media and public relations).

In addition to her work at Overstock.com, Simon serves on the board of directors for Winder Farms and the Utah Better Business Bureau.

Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr.
Director

Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. has served as a Director of Overstock since June 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. For more than the last five years, Mr. Tabacco has served as the managing partner of the San Francisco office of Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo, a law firm that prosecutes class actions nationwide on behalf of institutions and individuals, mostly victims of antitrust and securities law violations.

A 1974 honors graduate of the George Washington University School of Law, Mr. Tabacco has actively litigated antitrust, securities fraud, commercial high tech, and intellectual property matters since the 1970s. Since entering private practice in the 1980s, after a six year stint as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Mr. Tabacco has served as trial or lead counsel in numerous antitrust and securities cases nationally. Mr. Tabacco and his firm represent numerous public pension fund and private institutional clients nationally and have successfully prosecuted cases resulting in the recovery of billions of dollars for defrauded investors and businesses.