Interim CEO and President
Dave Nielsen is Interim CEO and President of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond, where he oversees company operations including merchandising, marketing, supply chain and customer service, digital product, technology and algorithms for the leading furniture and home furnishings online retailer. Nielsen played a pivotal role in Overstock.com’s acquisition and subsequent relaunch of Bed Bath & Beyond in 2023, breathing new life into the iconic retail brand.
Prior to this role, Nielsen served as Overstock's Chief Sourcing and Operations Officer, responsible for leading the company’s merchandising, partner operations, category management, supply chain and logistics teams. Nielsen previously was co-president of Overstock, leading the company's merchandising marketing, supply chain, analytics and pricing operations. He left Overstock for a brief time in 2015 to assume the role of CEO at Global Access, a leading global provider of logistics technology and cross border expertise for domestic and international brands.
Nielsen also held several leadership positions with Payless ShoeSource, Inc., eventually rising to the role of vice president of merchandise allocation, where he was responsible for the assortment planning and allocation of merchandise across 4,500 stores in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Nielsen served as president and CEO of Old Town Imports, LLC, where he created a product development, sourcing and omni-channel supply chain organization that sourced product to clients such as Costco, Target and regional restaurant and catering companies.
Nielsen received his bachelor's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University.
Nielsen currently sits on the International Housewares Association Retail Advisory Council.
Chief Financial Officer
Adrianne Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond, responsible for all financial-related matters for the leading furniture and home furnishings ecommerce company. In this role, she oversees financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, investor relations, help desk, IT security, and Corp Systems. Lee was instrumental in Overstock.com’s acquisition and subsequent relaunch of the Bed Bath & Beyond brand in 2023.
Lee joined the company in 2020 when it was Overstock.com. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and CFO of Hertz's North American Rental Car unit, leading a team of 50+ finance professionals responsible for a $7 billion business unit that spanned the U.S. and Canada. Before joining The Hertz Corporation, Lee led financial planning and analysis for Best Buy's multi-billion-dollar ecommerce business, and held several roles in finance, strategic planning, accounting and financial reporting, investor relations and audit at PepsiCo, Allianz Life and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a current board member of CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO).
Lee attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received cum laude honors while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a focus on accounting.
Chief Merchandising Officer
Deb Bollom is Chief Merchandising Officer of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond. In this role, she oversees merchandising, merchandising operations, and vendor/partner business development.
Deb is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of merchandising experience running multi-billion-dollar businesses for Target.
At Target, Deb held a variety of leadership roles across sourcing, merchandising, planning and inventory management. She was instrumental in elevating the role of the Owned Brand Sourcing and Development team at Target and driving significant sales and profit gains. She also drove diversity and inclusion for the total sourcing organization and passionately led efforts to help retain and promote diverse leaders and create an inclusive team.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Marketing and Management degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She and her husband, Todd have two children in college. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors at her lake house in Minnesota, hiking, biking and hopefully some skiing this winter in Utah.
Chief Legal Officer
E. Glen Nickle is the Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond, leading a team of attorneys, paralegals, staff, and external counsel on all legal aspects of business for the furniture and home furnishings online retailer. He is responsible for all litigation, contracting, securities filings, regulatory matters, intellectual property, and legal compliance as well as serving as the Secretary to the Board of Directors. Nickle was instrumental in Overstock.com’s acquisition and subsequent relaunch of the Bed Bath & Beyond brand in 2023.
He joined the company when it was Overstock.com in 2010. Previously, he served as Vice President of Legal, General Counsel, and Associate General Counsel. Nickle also played a pivotal role in company capital raises and successfully distributing Overstock's digital dividend.
Prior to Overstock.com, Nickle was Associate General Counsel at ICON Health & Fitness Inc., Divisional General Counsel and Director of Distribution at Nordictrack Inc., and Associate General Counsel for HealthRider Inc. Nickle holds a Juris Doctor, Master of Accountancy, and Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.
Chief Product Officer
Carlisha Robinson is the Chief Product Officer of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond, responsible for all product management and user experience (UX) functions across the leading furniture and home furnishings company’s digital experience. In this role, she oversees the strategic roadmap for the company's e-commerce platforms including mobile app, mobile web, and desktop. Robinson played a pivotal role in Overstock.com’s acquisition and subsequent relaunch of the Bed Bath & Beyond brand in 2023.
She joined the company when it was Overstock.com in 2022. Previously, Robinson held leadership roles at IBM, BMC Software, CPA Global (Innography), and Volusion. She has more than 30 years of experience in various computer software industries – from Information Technology (IT) to Intellectual Property (IP) to ecommerce – and is known for her ability to successfully distil the needs of customers into innovative solutions, transforming technology organizations to deliver award-winning products that delight customers and drive value.
Robinson earned her “tiger stripes” from an HBCU - Grambling State University - with a Bachelor of Computer Science & Mathematics degree. She is passionate about advancing minority women in technology, education, and in providing justice for all. Robinson advocates and serves as a life-time member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and as a founding board member of the Excellence and Advancement Foundation, an organization focused on prevention and intervention programs to break the school to prison pipeline for minority youth.
Chief Technology Officer
Joel Weight is the Chief Technology Officer of Beyond, Inc. and the new Bed Bath & Beyond, in charge of all technology functions for the leading furniture and home furnishings e-retailer. He is responsible for overseeing, executing, and integrating day-to-day website operations with the customer, marketing, digital experience, and merchandising teams. Weight played a pivotal role in Overstock.com’s acquisition and subsequent relaunch of the Bed Bath & Beyond brand in 2023, safely and seamlessly transforming the company’s online presence.
Weight was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Medici Ventures, an Overstock.com, Inc. wholly owned blockchain accelerator, responsible for executing day-to-day operations while continuing to drive efficient and sustainable growth of its global portfolio of companies. Prior to that, he was the CTO at Medici, where he built and maintained multiple world-class blockchain development teams to support Medici Ventures' portfolio while evaluating the technical stack, vision, and personnel of the blockchain accelerator's potential investments. Before Medici Ventures, Weight was a Lead Architect for all things customer facing on Overstock. He monitored and maintained technical performance related to the shopping site. Prior to joining the Overstock team, he spent time at Access Development, SunGard Higher Education, and eXegeSys..
Weight received his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Utah, and brings over twenty years of enterprise software architecture, development, and growth experience to Beyond, Inc.
Co-Chair of the Board of Directors
Allison H. Abraham was appointed chairwoman of the Overstock, Inc. board of directors (now known as Beyond, Inc.) in 2017 and has served as a director on the board since 2002. She currently serves as chairwoman of the audit committee.
Ms. Abraham is currently the president and founder of The Newton School, a private, non-profit school serving grades K-8, located in Sterling, Virginia. Prior to this role, Ms. Abraham managed her own consulting business, served as a director of privately held Precision Imaging, Inc., and was president and director of LifeMinders, Inc., an online direct marketing company, until its acquisition by Cross Media Marketing Corp. in October 2001. Before joining LifeMinders, she served as chief operating officer of iVillage Inc., an online media company, and as president, chief operating officer and director of Shoppers Express, an online grocery service.
Ms. Abraham holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Tufts University and a master of business administration degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Co-Chair of the Board of Directors
In a world where business leaders are lauded for being cutthroat, Marcus does it all with heart and compassion for the people, process, and product he aspires to elevate. But as with many success stories, his road has not always been an easy one.
At four days old, Marcus was left at the steps of a Lebanese orphanage by his birth mother. He was soon adopted and brought to Miami, Florida where he was raised by his loving adoptive parents, Sophia and Leo Lemonis. Although he struggled with weight issues, bullying and a lack of self-confidence as a child, it was his mother, Sophia, who taught him to embrace his unique qualities, allowing him to discover that he had a head for business and a gift for helping others.
As a young man, Marcus honed his entrepreneurial spirit while working at his family’s automotive dealership. By the age of 25, Marcus seized upon an opportunity to reshape the way recreational vehicles and outdoor equipment were sold. Under his leadership and vision, Camping World would grow to become the Nation’s largest RV retailer and would make Marcus Lemonis one of the most successful businessmen in America. As a result, he has also become an in-demand motivational speaker.
Next, Marcus set out to prove himself in another arena, as host of his own TV show. His hit series The Profit, in which Marcus helped turn around and improve businesses, ran for eight seasons on CNBC. It spawned spinoffs including the award-nominated Streets of Dreams, featuring Marcus educating himself and viewers about the financial workings of key industries, as well as special episodes of The Profit.
With each great success for Marcus, the lessons of humility imparted by his mother have helped keep him grounded, reminding him that the true riches of life are found in giving back. With tens of millions of dollars donated to charitable organizations and invested in independent businesses, he is an advocate for the underdog and finds his strongest inspiration by investing in people. Marcus Lemonis may have been born in Lebanon, but he is 100% American-made.
Joanna Burkey was appointed to the board of directors of Beyond, Inc. (formerly Overstock.com, Inc.) in March 2023.
Ms. Burkey is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at HP, Inc. and has held a variety of roles throughout her career, primarily focusing on cybersecurity, strategy, engineering, and risk. She has been on the front end of transformational change at leading technology companies in the US and Europe, including HP and Siemens AG.
Throughout her career, Ms. Burkey has focused on leading functions and organizations that need turnaround and development to function at their best. This has provided multiple opportunities for Ms. Burkey to refine her strategic leadership skills to recognize unique situations, design appropriate outcomes, and enable the optimal path forward in each individual circumstance.
Ms. Burkey is also a publicly recognized thought leader. She was named one of the Top Global CISOs of 2022 by Cyber Defense Awards and has been published in multiple articles as well as the book Tribe of Hackers: Security Leaders. She has a Computer Science and Mathematics background from both Angelo State University and the University of Texas Austin. She is also an independent director of ReliabilityFirst based in Cleveland OH (where she serves as Chair of the compliance and risk committee) and holds both Directorship Certification from NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and Qualified Technology Executive certification from DDN (Digital Directors Network).
Barclay F. Corbus has served as a director on the board of Beyond, Inc. (formerly Overstock.com, Inc.) since March 2007. He currently is a member of the nominating & corporate governance committee and the chairman of the compensation committee.
Mr. Corbus has served as senior vice president of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of vehicular natural gas, with responsibility for strategic development, since September 2007. He served as Co-CEO of WR Hambrecht + Co., an investment banking firm, from July 2004 to September 2007, and prior to that date served in other executive positions with WR Hambrecht + Co. Prior to joining WR Hambrecht + Co in March 1999, Mr. Corbus was in the investment banking group at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.
Mr. Corbus graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor of arts degree in government and has a master of business administration degree in finance from Columbia Business School.
William B. Nettles, Jr. was appointed to the board of directors of Beyond, Inc. (formerly Overstock.com, Inc.) in June 2020. He currently serves on the audit committee.
Mr. Nettles is currently a co-founder and managing partner of Invictus Growth Partners. He previously was the executive vice president of Sungevity, based in Oakland, California, where he led the company out of bankruptcy and turned it around into a profitable business in less than a year. Before this, he was the director of investments at Pan African Investments (PIC), a New York City-based private investment firm, whose mission was to make an impact in Africa by identifying and investing in technology companies that promote growth and development in the region.
Prior to PIC, Mr. Nettles worked at VeriFone for over ten years where he initially served as vice president and head of corporate development and investor relations and later as the general manager of the Middle East and Africa. He was a corporate development executive at Lycos prior to this and helped lead the successful sale of Lycos to Terra Networks. Mr. Nettles began his career at Credit Suisse, where he was an investment banker, focused on mergers, acquisitions, equity and debt financings.
Mr. Nettles is also a founder and serves on the board of directors of Advanced Mobile Payments, a payment technology solutions company located in Newport Beach, California.
Mr. Nettles is an active mentor with the Sponsors for Education Opportunities career program, a non-profit organization that provides underrepresented minorities with access to internship opportunities on Wall Street.
Mr. Nettles is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Robert J. Shapiro was appointed to the board of directors of Beyond, Inc. (formerly Overstock.com, Inc.) in February 2020. He currently serves on the audit committee.
Dr. Shapiro is the chairman and founder of Sonecon, LLC, a private firm that advises U.S. and foreign businesses, governments and non-profit organizations on economic matters. He has advised, among others, U.S. President Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., U.K. Foreign Minister David Miliband, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Timothy Geithner, and many senior members of the Obama administration, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. He and Sonecon also have advised senior officials of the Departments of Defense and Energy; senior executives at private firms including AT&T, Elliot Management, Exxon-Mobil, Gilead Sciences; and Google, and non-profit organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for American Progress.
Dr. Shapiro is also a senior fellow of the Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy, director of the NDN Center on Globalization, and a member of the advisory boards of Cote Capital and Civil Rights Defenders. From 1997 to 2001, he was U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. Prior to that, he was co-founder and vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute and, before that, the legislative director and economic counsel to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan.
Dr. Shapiro also served as the principal economic advisor to Bill Clinton in his 1991 to 1992 presidential campaign, and as a senior economic advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 and the presidential campaign of Joseph Biden in 2020. Before that, he advised the campaigns of Barack Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore, Jr. Dr. Shapiro has been a fellow of Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Fugitsu Institute.
Dr. Shapiro holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago, a master of science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a doctor of philosophy degree and master of arts degree from Harvard University.
Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr. has served as a director on the board of Beyond, Inc (formerly Overstock, Inc.) since June 2007. He is a member of the compensation committee and is the chairman of the nominating & corporate governance committee.
Mr. Tabacco is the founding partner of the San Francisco office of Berman Tabacco, a law firm that prosecutes class actions nationwide on behalf of institutions and individuals, mostly victims of antitrust and securities law violations.
Mr. Tabacco has actively litigated antitrust, securities fraud, commercial high tech, and intellectual property matters since the 1970s. Since entering private practice in the 1980s, after a six-year stint as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Mr. Tabacco has served as trial or lead counsel in numerous antitrust and securities cases nationally. Mr. Tabacco and his firm represent numerous public pension fund and private institutional clients nationally and have successfully prosecuted cases resulting in the recovery of billions of dollars for defrauded investors and businesses.
Mr. Tabacco is a 1974 honors graduate of the George Washington University School of Law.