Overstock.com promotes Mark Griffin to svp
Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, February 10, 2014
Salt Lake City - Overstock.com promoted Mark Griffin to the position of svp and general counsel, and promoted four other executives to vice president.
Formerly a vice president and general counsel, Griffin has been responsible for the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the legal team. Under his direction, the legal department successfully fought multiple patent troll suits and worked on legislation and regulatory matters affecting the retail sector and public companies. Griffin's new position will expand his responsibilities in these and other areas.
In an unrelated move, Steve Tryon resigned as svp to pursue interests related to his book, "Accountability Citizenship." Tryon joined Overstock.com in 2004, assuming executive responsibility for the company's logistics operations. Tryon later led an initiative to consolidate billing with major carriers as fulfillment partners assumed a larger role.
"The initiatives Steve implemented reduced costs by millions of dollars and have been a key element in the growth of Overstock.com's partner network," said Overstock.com chairman and ceo Patrick Byrne.
Overstock.com also promoted the following executives to the position of vice president: Seth Moore was promoted from senior director of analytics, search and personalization to vice president, website and mobile. Terry Jensen was promoted from senior director of training and quality to vice president, customer service and training. Michael Skirucha was promoted from controller to vice president, finance and controller. Alec Wilkins was promoted to vice president, application development.
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