July 6, 2015

Episode #32 Jonathan Johnson


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Johnathan Johnson Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jonathan Johnson is a well seasoned business leader that has soaked up a tremendous amount of experience from eclectic sources from Japan to Law school that led him to his success today.  He is the former Chief of Overstock .com that led the company through unprecedented success and innovation.  He is a Law School graduate from Brigham Young University and also attended Osaka University for foreign studies.


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 26 years. He has five sons, ages 22 to 11.

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