Patrick Byrne

Sarasota, FL

Patrick Byrne is a well-known corporate leader, entrepreneur, and innovator. Byrne is perhaps best known for the successful launch of online store, which he led for more than two decades as Founder and CEO.

Patrick Byrne co-founded and oversaw the company's development from a promising retail startup to one of the world's most successful online shopping platforms. Following the founding of in 1999, Byrne's innovative mentality and astute leadership fueled the company's spectacular rise to prominence, culminating in the company's first profitable quarter just three years later (2002).