Patrick M. Byrne Ph.D.
June 2006: "Patrick Byrne is the Chairman of the Board & CEOof Overstock.com®.
Previously, Byrne was chairman, president and CEO of Centricut, LLC and held the same three positions at Fechheimer Brothers, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway operating company. He is also the general partner of High Plains Investments LLC, an investment company located in Park City, Utah, and considers himself an investor by trade.
Byrne received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, a master's degree from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar, and a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University."http://investors.overstock.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=131091&p=irol-govmanage
March 2006: "But the notoriety has had its price. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has waged a high-profile legal fight against Gradient, suing it along with a hedge fund it says uses its research, Rocker Partners."http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/us/2006-03-27-gradient-scrutiny_x.htm
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Cambridge University (University of Cambridge) Organization Jun 2, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Dartmouth College Organization Jun 2, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Overstock.com. Organization May 31, 2006 Student/Trainee (past or present) Stanford University Organization Jun 2, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 16, 2007 The Hand That Controls the Sock Puppet Could Get Slapped
QUOTE: Successful executives like Mr. Mackey, whose company’s share price has risen fourfold since 2000, are apparently seduced by the Internet’s promise of anonymity and the temptation of joining heated rhetorical battles about the issues closest to their hearts — even when the law requires them to stay on the sidelines.
New York Times Apr 26, 2006 2 Firms Claim Conspiracy in Analyst Reports: Short-Sellers and Researchers Colluded, the Companies Say
QUOTE: wo lawsuits and a couple of Securities and Exchange Commission investigations into whether there is an improper link between negative reports issued by Gradient Analytics, a Scottsdale, Ariz., research firm, and short-selling investors who have bet that Biovail and Overstock share prices will go down.
Washington Post Mar 28, 2006 Analysts stick to their guns as CEOs file suits
QUOTE: The CEO of Canadian drugmaker Biovail took his message to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes to outline his charges that Gradient colludes with big hedge funds to produce negative research and unfairly drive down stock prices so that the hedge funds can make huge profits.
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