Overstock.com promotes two executives to co-presidents
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, February 22, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Stormy Simon and David Nielsen have been named co-presidents of Overstock.com, an online discount retailer for furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry and cars.
The appointments follow the company's announcement Feb. 12 that Dr. Patrick Byrne, chairman and CEO, would taking a temporary medical leave of absence and that Jonathan Johnson, president of the company, would become acting CEO.
Simon was previously senior vice president in charge of customer and partner care at Overstock. As co-president, she will retain the responsibilities of the position and add oversight of warehouse logistics, press relations, social media and strategic marketing.
Nielsen was most recently a senior vice president of merchandising and supply chain with the company. He will retain those responsibilities and add international sales, talent management and information technology.
Company officials also said that Robert Hughes has been promoted to senior vice president of finance and risk management, replacing Stephen Chesnut. Hughes was vice president of finance and accounting.
Saum Noursalehi has been named senior vice president of marketing, a position formerly held by Timothy Dilworth, who is leaving the company. Noursalehi was most recently with OLabs, a research and development group within the company and worked with the Overstock.com marketing department.
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