David Sasson is the co-founder and president of overstockArt.com. In this role, he focuses on all aspects of growing overstockArt.com and establishing its dominance in the online wall décor market. Since founding overstockArt.com in 2002, Sasson has grown the company from its modest start to an international organization with offices located in three countries.
Sasson came from modest roots himself; he was born in Kibbutz Ein-Shemer, a small town close to the center of Israel, and moved to the United States when his family relocated to Newton, Mass. when he was 16 years-old.
In 1997, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor degree in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship.
After graduation, Sasson took a position with Integrated Solutions Group selling technology solutions in the Wichita area. His passion to become an entrepreneur and a business leader led him to next role at Apollon Computers, Inc., where he was a part owner and the vice president of sales. Sasson’ drive and superior selling skills allowed him to grow the company by 30% in his first year.
In 2001, Sasson became the Chief Financial Officer of Apollon Computers, Inc. In 2002, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Apollon Computers, Inc. and led the organization to great success for a few years. It was during this time that Sasson had the opportunity to found overstockArt.com. The company started from his home, and his wife Stacy was the only employee in the first year of the business. overstockArt.com quickly began to grow and in less than a decade has established itself as the most significant retailer of hand painted oil paintings on the web.
In 2011, Sasson launched Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the new online community for creating, selling and buying artwork online. The site provides a unique means for emerging artists to be discovered, and to assist established professionals in finding new clients without relying on agents. ArtistBe.com is owned and operated by overstockArt.com.