Nordstrom's CIO to Retire

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Nordstrom's CIO to Retire

By Jamie Grill-Goodman - 01/23/2017
Dan Little, Nordstrom’s chief information officer, is retiring in the fall, after three years in that role and 15 years at the company, according to reports from internal memos. The announcement comes shortly after Chief Technology Officer Kumar Srinivasan, who was only with the company since March 2016, left Nordstrom in the beginning of January to move back to India.

“With Kumar Srinivasan’s recent decision to move back to India and in determining how we would address the leadership of Technology moving forward, Dan felt it was the right time to share his intention to retire later this year,” Co-President Blake Nordstrom said in an email to company leaders. “This enables us to conduct a full search for our new CTO who will bring us the deep technical and strategic experience we’re after to lead technology at Nordstrom.”

Nordstrom also just created a new executive team role, Chief Innovation Officer, and named long-time company leader Geevy Thomas to the position.

"Our new Chief Innovation Officer and his team will lead the most forward-looking customer-centric effort that Nordstrom has taken on to date," said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. "Our business was founded and built over the years through our full-line stores, and today they still represent the largest portion of our sales volume. However, the way customers are choosing to shop in a more digitally-connected world continues to change, and we know we need to find ways for our stores to evolve with them. This is a challenge, but we also see a tremendous opportunity to leverage our stores in ways that will allow us to serve customers into the future better than anyone else."