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Josh James, Founder and CEO, Domo
Josh founded Domo in 2010 to transform the way CEOs and other executives manage their business and to help drive value from the tens of billions of dollars spent on traditional business intelligence systems.
Prior to Domo, Josh served as CEO of Omniture, a SaaS-based web analytics company that he co-founded in 1996 and took public in 2006. Omniture was the number one returning venture investment out of 1,008 venture capital investments in 2004, as well as the number two performing technology IPO of 2006. For the three years that Omniture was public, Josh was the youngest CEO of a NASDAQ or NYSE-traded company. In 2009, he facilitated Omniture’s sale to Adobe for $1.8 billion.
An active member of the Utah business community, Josh is passionate about promoting the state’s economic development and he is equally devoted to entrepreneurship. He founded CEO.com, a resource to help founders and CEOs stay up to date with what’s happening at the executive level across top industries, as well as stay armed with the latest leadership strategies and best practices. He also founded Silicon Slopes, a private-sector initiative whose mission is to promote the interests of Utah’s high-tech industry. With former Governor Leavitt, Josh lead the charge for the Utah Silicon Valley Alliance for entrepreneurs, an economic development program designed to attract the best of California’s technology industry to Utah’s business-friendly environment. He has served as an advisor on the technology and startup community to the two most recent governors, Governor Jon Huntsman and Governor Gary Herbert.
Josh actively supports Brigham Young University’s (BYU) eBusiness Center, the Utah Technology Council and Utah’s Women Tech Council. He is an ardent supporter of BYU’s Young Ambassadors, a world-traveled student group that opens doors in foreign countries to American ideals through the performing arts.
Josh serves on the boards of Demand Media, a NYSE-traded company; Rakuten, a publicly traded, five billion dollar revenue company that is the leading e-commerce company in Japan; and Save The Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Josh also serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, a worldwide community of individuals committed to, and recognized for, their proven leadership and potential in shaping the future.
In 2012, the Utah Technology Council inducted Josh into its Hall of Fame and Mountain West Capital Network named Josh its Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of its “40 Under 40: Ones to Watch” and, in 2009, as one of its “40 Under 40″ top business executives. He was named the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Brigham Young University’s Technology Entrepreneur of the Decade.
He studied business management and entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. Josh has six daughters.