Nordstrom Names New Chief Technology Officer

Seattle — Leading fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. has hired Edmond Mesrobian as chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, Mesrobian will help Nordstrom continue to bolster its strategy of leveraging digital and technology capabilities while expanding customer reach and engagement.

"After an extensive search, we are excited to have Edmond join our executive team as chief technology officer," says Blake Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom, Inc. "Edmond is a seasoned technology expert, and has contributed to the growth of retail, high-tech and internet-based businesses for nearly three decades. As our industry and customers evolve, Edmond will help us continue to transform our business so we can deliver the best experience to our customers, however they choose to shop with us."

Mesrobian joins Nordstrom from multinational grocery retailer, Tesco, where he focused on strengthening the company's technological capabilities and creating innovative solutions for its customers. In the CTO role, Mesrobian supported a global team while leading long term vision, technology strategy, standards and architecture. Prior to Tesco, he spearheaded operational and technical innovations as CTO of global travel company Expedia, including online travel brands, Expedia.com, Hotels.com and Hotwire.com.

"Nordstrom is leading the charge to redefine the role technology and digital tools play in the retail environment. I'm excited to be joining a terrific team in supporting the company's continued focus in leveraging technology innovation to serve customers in new and better ways," says Mesrobian.

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 373 stores in 40 states. For more information, visit www.nordstrom.com.

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

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