SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) President Stormy Simon has been named as an honoree on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The List honors the top 25 retail industry members across five categories; Disruptors, Dreamers, Givers, Influencers, and Power Players. Simon was selected as a Power Player, whom the NRF describes as “fearless leaders who never shy away from what others may see as insurmountable challenges.”
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“The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future represents the most innovative and impressive group of professionals impacting the retail industry today,” stated NRF Senior Vice President and Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis in a press release announcing the award winners. “We are thrilled to celebrate ‘The List’ and hold them up as shining examples of the talent, passion and creativity that drive the retail industry forward.”
Simon joined Overstock.com in 2001, and has held leadership positions in nearly every department of the online retailer. In her current role as president, which she has held since 2014, Simon champions innovation in an ever-changing industry while emphasizing the customer’s experience within every aspect of the company.
“Stormy has always been a driving force behind much of the innovation and culture that has made Overstock great,” said company CEO and founder Patrick M. Byrne. “It’s fitting that she finally be recognized as someone shaping retail’s future, as she’s been an instrumental part of building the foundation of e-commerce over the past 14 years.”
Simon and the other 24 honorees will be recognized at the NRF Foundation Gala, to be held on January 17, 2016 in New York City. The Gala, in its second year, celebrates and honors The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and awards scholarships to talented students striving to become the next generation of retail leaders.
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution small-scale entrepreneurs in the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co. Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.
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