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Overstock com Inc (OSTK.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Johnson

49 2016 Chairman of the Board, President - Medici

Patrick Byrne

50 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Hughes

55 2013 Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Risk Management, Principal Accounting Officer

Sam Noursalehi

36 2016 President - Retail Business

Vidya Jwala

2016 Senior Vice President - Demand Fulfillment

Carter Lee

44 2015 Senior Vice President - Technology

Brian Popelka

2013 Senior Vice President - Customer and Partner Care

E. Glen Nickle

2016 Deputy General Counsel and Vice President

Stormy Simon

45 2016 Director

Allison Abraham

45 2002 Independent Director

Barclay Corbus

49 2007 Independent Director

Kirthi Kalyanam

50 2015 Independent Director

Samuel Mitchell

72 2010 Independent Director

Joseph Tabacco

66 2007 Independent Director

Mark Harden

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Johnson

Mr. Jonathan E. Johnson, III, is Chairman of the Board, President - Medici of Overstock.com, Inc. He joined Overstock in September 2002. He served as the company President and Corporate Secretary from July 2008 to February 21, 2013, and has been serving as the company Acting Chief Executive Officer since February 12, 2013. He has previously served as the company General Counsel and as the company Vice President, Strategic Projects and Legal, and Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Legal. From May 1999 to September 2002, Mr. Johnson held various positions with TenFold Corporation, a software company, including General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From October 1997 to April 1999, Mr. Johnson practiced law with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and from September 1994 to September 1997, he practiced law with Graham & James. From February 1994 to August 1994, Mr. Johnson served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Supreme Court for Justice Leonard H. Russon, and prior to that, from August 1993 to January 1994, Mr. Johnson served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Court of Appeals for Judge Leonard H. Russon. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University, studied for a year at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Japan, and received his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School at Brigham Young University.

Patrick Byrne

Dr. Patrick M. Byrne is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Overstock.com Inc. He had taken personal leave of absence for medical reasons. He served as the company Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer) and as a Director since October 1999, as Chairman of the board of directors from February 2001 through October 2005, and since July 2006. From September 1997 to May 1999, Dr. Byrne served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of uniforms. From 1995 until its sale in September 1999, Dr. Byrne was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial torch parts. From 1994 to the present, Dr. Byrne has served as a Manager of the Haverford Group, an investment company and an affiliate of Overstock. Dr. Byrne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese studies from Dartmouth College, a Master's Degree from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University.

Robert Hughes

Mr. Robert P. Hughes is appointed as the Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Risk Management, Principal Accounting Officer of Overstock.com, Inc. Mr. Hughes served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff of TenFold Corporation. Prior to working for TenFold, Mr. Hughes held a number of senior accounting and internal audit positions with Oracle Corporation. He holds a B.S. 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).

Sam Noursalehi

Mr. Sam Noursalehi is President - Retail Business of the Company. He was appointed as the Senior Vice President - Marketing of Overstock.com, Inc. He has served as Vice President of OLabs, an innovative research and development group within the Company, and previously was Vice President of new product development. Prior to his appointment as a Vice President of the company Mr. Noursalehi was the Company’s senior director of website, mobile and search engine optimization. Mr. Noursalehi has been with Overstock.com since 2005 where he began as a software developer.

Vidya Jwala

Mr. Vidya Jwala has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Demand Fulfillment of the Company. Jwala joins Overstock from Walmart, where, as vice president of merchandising and operations, he focused on merchandising planning, category management, pricing and costing. Prior to Walmart, he served in leadership roles at the Tractor Supply Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc. and Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. Jwala received a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Carter Lee

Mr. Carter P. Lee has served as our Senior Vice President, Technology since February 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Lee was Vice President, Technology Operations from 2008 through January 2015, Director, Internal Systems from 2004 through 2007 and a Systems Engineer from 2001 through 2003. Prior to joining Overstock.com, Mr. Lee was a Systems Engineer for Hospice of the Valley and Vice President of Technology for Motherboard Discount Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Brian Popelka

Mr. Brian Popelka is Senior Vice President - Customer and Partner Care of Overstock.com, Inc. Formerly vice president, Customer Care, Popelka has been responsible for the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of 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. Since joining Overstock.com in 2002, Popelka has held several positions including the 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.

E. Glen Nickle

Stormy Simon

Ms. Stormy D. Simon is no longer Director of Overstock.com, Inc, no later than September 30, 2016. She began a temporary leave of absence from her position as President. Ms. Simon previously served as Co-President. Ms. Simon has also served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. Ms. Simon previously served as our Senior Vice President, Customer and Partner Care; Senior Vice President, Marketing; Vice President, BMMG; Travel and Off-Line Advertising; Chief of Staff and as our Director of B2B. Prior to joining Overstock in 2001, Ms. Simon worked in the media and travel industries.

Allison Abraham

Ms. Allison H. Abraham is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Abraham has served as a Director of the Company since March 2002 and is currently the President and Founder of The Newton School, a private, non-profit elementary and middle school located in Sterling, Virginia. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is the Chairwoman of the Audit Committee. 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. Previously, Ms. Abraham served as President and as a director of LifeMinders, Inc. from May 2000 until October 2001. Prior to joining LifeMinders, Ms. Abraham served as Chief Operating Officer of iVillage Inc. 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. 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 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led the Board to conclude that Ms. Abraham should serve as a director in light of our business and structure were Ms. Abraham’s substantial marketing experience and experience running online marketing companies, including her marketing experience with American Express Travel Related Services, her marketing and management positions with Ameritech Corporation, her experience as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and subsequently as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Shoppers Express, her experience as Chief Operating Officer of iVillage Inc., and her experience as President and as a director of LifeMinders, Inc.

Barclay Corbus

Mr. Barclay F. Corbus is an Independent Director of Overstock.com Inc., since March 9, 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and 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.

Kirthi Kalyanam

Dr. Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D., is Independent Director of The Overstock.com, Inc. Dr. Kalyanam is currently the J.C. Penney research professor and director of the Retail Management Institute at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He has served as faculty director of the Executive MBA program, a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a guest faculty in the Stanford Executive MMP program, and senior vice president and chief marketing officer of SpinCircuit Inc., a provider of supply chain integration services to the electronics industry. He received his Ph.D. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Samuel Mitchell

Mr. Samuel A. Mitchell is an Independent Director of Overstock.com, Inc. since October 26, 2010. Mr. Mitchell was formerly a director of International Coal Group, Inc., and served on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of International Coal Group until its acquisition in 2011. 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 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.

Joseph Tabacco

Mr. Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr., is an Independent Director of Overstock.com, Inc., since June 6, 2007. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and is the Chairman of the Nominating and 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 (formerly Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo). A 1974 honors graduate of George Washington University School of Law, Mr. Tabacco litigates antitrust, securities fraud, commercial high tech, and intellectual property matters. Since entering private practice in the early 1980s, Mr. Tabacco has served as trial or lead counsel in numerous antitrust and securities cases and has been involved in all aspects of state and federal litigation. Prior to 1981, Mr. Tabacco served as senior trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and in both the Central District of California and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Tabacco frequently lectures and authors articles on securities and antitrust law issues and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Tabacco is also a former teaching fellow of the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., and has served on the faculty of ALI-ABA on programs about U.S.-Canadian business litigation and trial of complex securities cases.

Mark Harden