Josh James is the CEO and co-founder of Omniture, a publicly held online business optimization company trading on the NASDAQ. Omniture is the fastest-growing publicly traded software company (and the second fastest when including companies that have grown through acquisition) according to Baseline Magazine. The company has been recognized on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for four consecutive years. Representing a new breed of entrepreneurs, James combines visionary business practices with old-fashioned values in a manner that builds long-term customer relationships. The result is a business philosophy that has earned Omniture the highest customer retention rate in the industry—with marquee clients including eBay, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Oracle, GM, Countrywide, and HP.
Prior to co-founding Omniture in 1996, James founded and managed three other successful high-tech companies—MyComputer.com, a leading application service provider (ASP) of integrated Web site development and management tools; JP Interactive, a profitable full-service eBusiness consulting and development firm; and ScriptSearch, a development portal for IT professionals. MyComputer.com's small business division was sold to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) and James expanded the enterprise division into what is today—Omniture.
As an experienced and successful entrepreneur, James was a recipient of the 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (among others) and shares his experience and vision as a frequent lecturer at many industry, educational, and trade conferences. Additionally, James serves on several industry boards such as the Brigham Young University’s eBusiness Center and the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Utah Information Technology Association. He has also served on several advisory and director boards for public and private companies. James is fluent in Japanese and studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University.