Mr. Johnson has been the Chief Executive Officer of Overstock.com, Inc., an online home furnishings retailer since September 2019 and a member of its board of directors since May 2013. Prior to his current role at Overstock.com, Mr. Johnson held several positions of increasing capacity, including General Counsel, Senior Vice President, President, Executive Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Between August 2016 and April 2021, Mr. Johnson served as the director and president of Medici Ventures, the corporate venture arm and former Overstock.com subsidiary. Prior to joining Overstock.com, Mr. Johnson was with TenFold Corporation, a software and services company, from May 1999 to September 2002 where he held various positions including General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he served as an attorney with global law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy LLP, and as a judicial clerk with the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. Mr. Johnson serves on the president’s leadership council of BYU-Pathway Worldwide and as an executive board member with Utah-based non-profit organization Silicon Slopes.
Skills and Qualifications
The Board concluded that Mr. Johnson should serve as a Director primarily due to his extensive ecommerce and blockchain experience. Specifically, Mr. Johnson brings leadership and operating skills through his current and former roles with Overstock.com. Mr. Johnson’s background enables him to provide valuable insights to the Board, particularly in ecommerce, blockchain, supply chain, marketing, operations, general management, consumer products, technology, digital media, finance, corporate governance, and risks.