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Patrick Byrne

Overstock.com
CEO

Patrick M. Byrne, CEO, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2014 Overstock.com had revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $8.8 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010, and Byrne the CEO with the highest employee approval rating (92%).  Byrne received the 2011 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Before founding Overstock.com and serving as chairman, CEO, and president, Byrne held the same three positions at Centricut, LLC, a manufacturer of consumables for industrial plasma torches, and held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, manufacturing uniforms for police, firefighters and military personnel.

Byrne received a B.S. in philosophy and Asian studies from Dartmouth College, a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has taught at the university level and is a frequent guest lecturer discussing Internet commerce, capital markets, Wall Street practices, education, leadership and ethics. 

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, July 8
 

5:20pm MDT

Keynote - Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock, Inc. "Turtles All the Way Down: How the Crypto-Revolution Solves Intractable Problems on Wall Street" Celebrity Ballroom

 
Thursday, July 9
 

4:50pm MDT