Nordstrom appoints Edmond Mesrobian as CTO
Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. has announced the appointment of Edmond Mesrobian as its new chief technology officer, a role in which he will be responsible for adapting the company’s technological capacities to changing consumer needs.
Mesrobian joins the company from Tesco where he has served as CTO since 2015, leading the multinational retailer’s technological growth and developing solutions for its customers in collaboration with a global team.
Prior to this, he worked as CTO at Expedia from 2011 through 2014, where he was the driving force behind a number of the international travel company’s technological innovations, including the Expedia-as-a-Platform initiative.
Mesrobian’s previous experience also includes a seven-year stint as CTO at Real Networks, as well as time spent in technology-related roles at Artist Direct, Checkout.com and The Walt Disney Company.
He holds an M.Sc. and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same institution. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of global technology company Criteo.
“Edmond is a seasoned technology expert, and has contributed to the growth of retail, high-tech and internet-based businesses for nearly three decades,” commented Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom in a release. “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.”
“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,” stated Mesrobian.
News of the appointment comes as Nordstrom reports better-than-expected Q2 same-store sales growth, thanks, in large part, to the retailer's efforts to boost online traffic.
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