- Erik Nordstrom
Chief Executive OfficerErik Nordstrom is the chief executive officer of Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN), a leading fashion retailer dedicated to helping customers feel good and look their best. He is a fourth-generation member of the Nordstrom family. Under Erik’s leadership, the business has grown from $5.1M to more than $15B and has increased its number of stores from 115 to more than 350. Erik has also driven critical investments in new capabilities to blend the digital and physical experiences, bringing Nordstrom closer to customers and serving them how, where and when they want to shop.
Prior to becoming CEO, Erik held various positions within Nordstrom. Starting in the stockroom at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom store in 1976, becoming a shoe salesperson in 1979, later moving into buying and regional management positions and leadership roles overseeing all areas of the business, Erik’s career has spanned every aspect of the retail business.
Erik has served on the Nordstrom Board of Directors since 2006. He also serves on the Jim Pattison Group Board of Directors, a diversified holding company. A Seattle native and heavily invested in his community, Erik is a Board member for several Seattle-based nonprofits including the Washington Roundtable, KEXP and Challenge Seattle. He serves as a mentor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Erik graduated from the University of Washington Foster School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business.