The board of directors of Overstock has appointed Dr. Robert Shapiro to the board as of February 17. Shapiro is the chairman and founder of Sonecon, LLC, a firm advising businesses, governments and non-profit organizations on economic and security-related matters.
He also has been, and remains, a member of the boards of directors of Medici Ventures, Overstock’s wholly owned blockchain accelerator, and Medici Land Governance.
“Rob is a fantastic addition to the Overstock board,” said Overstock chairwoman of the board, Allison Abraham. “He brings a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors at a critical point in the evolution of our company. I am confident that all areas of our business will benefit from his involvement.”
Shapiro replaces the company’s former director Kamelia Aryafar, who has resigned from her seat on the board and her executive role with the company. Aryafar’s executive duties have been absorbed by other members of Overstock’s leadership, the company said.