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  Johnson, Jonathan
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  2016-01-01  
 
NameJonathan Johnson
Address2070 Arbor Lane
Holladay, Utah , United States
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Websitehttp://hirejj.com
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InfoJonathan Johnson is a leader, a problem solver, a decision maker, a business builder, a BYU law graduate, chairman of the board of Overstock.com, and most importantly, husband of Courtney Johnson and a father of five sons.

In 2002, Jonathan joined Overstock.com to head its legal department. Within three months he was the fifth member of the company’s executive team. Since then, he’s held various roles, including president for five years and acting CEO. In 2014, he became the chairman of the board. His leadership has significantly contributed to Overstock.com’s remarkable growth from a start-up to an international business with over $1.5 billion in annual sales.

Overstock.com successfully runs on very slim gross margins (only ~18%) selling quality products and effectively keeping costs low by following the motto “We Save Paperclips.”

Education:
Graduated from BYU with degree in Japanese
Japanese Ministry of Education scholar
Graduated from BYU law school
Adjunct professor at BYU law school (2013)
Work:
Clerked for Utah Supreme Court
Practiced corporate law at two international law firms
General Counsel and CFO for publicly-traded software company
Executive at Overstock.com (employs 1800 Utahns):
Started as General Counsel in 2002
President (2008-2013).
Acting CEO (2013)
Current Chairman of the Board (since 2014)

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