People: Overstock.com Inc (OSTK.A)
19 Jul 2019
Dr. Patrick M. Byrne is Chief Executive Officer, President, Retail, Director of Overstock.com Inc. Dr. Byrne has also served as the chief executive officer and/or a member or chairman or co-chairman of the board of directors of several of our wholly or majority owned subsidiaries at various times during the last five years. 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 controls High Plains Investments LLC, which is our largest stockholder. 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. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led the Board to conclude that Dr. Byrne should serve as a director in light of our business and structure were the following. Dr. Byrne has led the Company from revenues of approximately $1.8 million in 1999 to approximately $1.8 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 1999 (subject to medical leaves of absence in 2013 and 2016), and has also been directly in charge of marketing, merchandising and other senior executive management functions from time to time. Dr. Byrne has led and continues to lead the development of our evolving business model, including the initiation and development of the blockchain-based initiatives being pursued by Medici Ventures and tZERO. Dr. Byrne is our chief long-term strategic planner.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||104,231|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||--|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||32,367|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||136,598|