Nordstrom Brings in Tesco Exec to Fill Chief Technology Officer Position
Department store retailer Nordstrom is bringing in non-department store talent to fill its chief technology officer (CTO) position. Edmond Mesrobian has joined Nordstrom from grocery retailer Tesco.
As CTO, Mesrobian will be tasked with helping Nordstrom continue to bolster its strategy of leveraging digital and technology capabilities while expanding customer reach and engagement. He will support all aspects of technology across the company and focus on advancing Nordstrom's suite of technology capabilities to meet the evolving needs of customers.
"After an extensive search, we are excited to have Edmond join our executive team as chief technology officer," said 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."
At Tesco Mesrobian 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. Mesrobian also held the role of CTO at Real Networks where he led development across multiple digital media services and software.
"Nordstrom is leading the charge to redefine the role technology and digital tools play in the retail environment," said Mesrobian. "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."