Josh James

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Josh James
Born (1973-06-28) June 28, 1973 (age 46)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBrigham Young University
Years active1996–present
Known for
Spouse(s)Marina Bardin James (married Sept 2017); Cherie James (div. 2014)[1]
Websitewww.joshjames.com

Josh James is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Domo, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company. He also previously co-founded and served as CEO of Omniture, a web analytics company.

Career[edit]

James attended Brigham Young University into his senior year, but did not graduate. Before co-founding Omniture, James co-founded an interactive agency and two other businesses, which were subsequently sold to WebMediaBrands (formerly known as Jupitermedia) and Verisign. James founded Silicon Slopes, a private-sector initiative that promotes the interests of the high-tech industry in Utah. James took Omniture public on the Nasdaq[2] in 2006.[3] In 2009 he sold the company to Adobe for US$1.8 billion. From 2006 to 2009 – the three years that Omniture was public – James was the youngest CEO of a Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange-traded company.[4] James rang the bell of the Nasdaq as Domo went public in 2018.[5] He sits on the Parity.org Board of Advisors.[6]

Honors and awards[edit]

In 2017 and 2018 his company, Domo, landed on the Inc. 5000[7] and Deloitte Technology Fast 500[8] lists of the fastest growing companies in North America. In 2018, Domo was named a Best Companies to Work For by Utah Business Magazine for the 7th consecutive year.[9] James was named to Utah Valley BusinessQ's Hall of Fame.[10] In 2017, his company was named a CNBC Disruptor 50[11] and in 2015, it was named a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer.[12] In 2012, Mountain West Capital Network named James Entrepreneur of the Year.[13] On June 27, 2012, James and Domo, Inc. received the Utah Valley Business Q "2012 UV50 TOP 10 Startups To Watch" award.[14] James was featured as #26 on Fortune 40 under 40 in 2009 and #1 on Fortune 40 under 40 "Ones to Watch" in 2011.[15][16][17] He received the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade by Brigham Young University. On November 30, 2012, James was inducted into the Utah Technology Hall of Fame.[18]

Personal[edit]

James is the oldest of six children and moved frequently growing up due to his father's occupation in the military and in aviation. James served a two-year mission in Tokyo for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[citation needed]

He had roles as a child actor, which included appearing in episodes of Touched by an Angel and in a Kellogg's Honey Smacks breakfast cereal commercial.[19][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Divorces since 1997". Utah's Right to Know (Salt Lake Tribune/MediaOne). 29 April 2014. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "OMNITURE, INC. (OMTR) IPO". NASDAQ.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  3. ^ Hempel, Jessi (2009-09-26). "Josh James: The man who measures the Web". Fortune Magazine.
  4. ^ Zendrian, Alexandra (2010-10-25). "Get Briefed: Josh James". Forbes.
  5. ^ "DOMO, INC. (DOMO) IPO". NASDAQ.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  6. ^ "About Us". Parity.org. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  7. ^ "Inc. 5000 2017: Filtered List". www.inc.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 Technology Fast 500 award winners". Deloitte United States. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Domo Best Companies To Work For". Utah Business. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Josh James and Andrew Smith hit all three lists of BusinessQ's UV50 with their respective companies and sass (not SaaS)". UtahValley360. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  11. ^ staff, CNBC com (2017-05-16). "Domo 2017 Disruptor 50". www.cnbc.com. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  12. ^ "Technology Pioneers 2015 - World Economic Forum". widgets.weforum.org. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-05-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "40 Under 40: Ones to watch". CNN.
  16. ^ Hempel, Jessi (2009-10-23). "Josh James: The man who measures the Web". Fortune. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  17. ^ "Adobe Executive Profiles". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  18. ^ Harvey, Tom. "Utah Tech Hall of Fame adding Lampropoulous, James". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  19. ^ "How I Did It: Omniture's Josh James". 1 March 2010.
  20. ^ ClassicCommercials4U (10 June 2009). "Kelloggs Honey Smacks Ad from 1988 - Hoppin' Rap" – via YouTube.
  21. ^ "JJSR 29 DON'T SPEND #STARTUP MONEY ON ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE TO, BUT WHEN THE TIME COMES, DON'T BE CHINTZY… #PLAYTOWIN - Josh James". 4 April 2012.

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