Stormy SimonApril 4, 2017 - advisory board
Stormy joined Overstock.com in 2001 during the formative years of e-commerce, when revenue was less than $20M and employees numbered under 100. In the beginning, Stormy developed PR in-house, the Books, Music & Movie store, Logistics, processes, positions and departments. She was promoted to VP of Branding in 2004 after writing and producing the iconic “Discover the Secret of the Big O” campaign which contributed to Overstock becoming a household name and added VP of Customer Care in 2006. She became SVP in 2007, overseeing many departments, including Customer Care, Partner Care, Supply Chain, and all Marketing divisions. She joined the Board of Directors in 2011, culminating with her becoming president in 2014 with approximately 1600 employees. During her tenure, Overstock became a top 25 e-tailer by traffic and grew to nearly $2B in revenue. Under Stormy’s leadership, Overstock was recognized by numerous associations; 4 consecutive years for Mobile Web Awards, multiple Customer Care awards, including top 4 ranking in the AMEX/NRF Customer Choice awards for the final 6 years the honor was given. In 2014 the company was named to Forbes’ list of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies”.
In 2016, she was personally named “Power Player” by the National Retail Federation’s “The List – People Shaping Retail’s Future”, and awarded Top Innovator by Utah Women in Tech awards in 2015. Stormy was also recognized as a Customer Champion by Gartner 1to1 Media. She’s dedicated time to local non-profit boards, including the Columbus Community Center, which provides jobs to adults with mental disabilities, Utah’s YWCA, the Boys & Girls Club, and Jon Huntsman’s Gubernatorial Committee of Economic Development. She is known for her speeches on the importance of customer experience and empowerment of employees and women. She’s proud that during her presidency the female seats at the executive table increased to 33%.
Stormy is an established e-commerce innovator, pioneer, as well as a proven business leader. In summer 2016, she stepped down as President of Overstock to explore the emerging cannabis industry and is currently consulting for budding e-commerce and cannabis companies, as well as serving on the Advisory Board for CannaKids.