- Erik Nordstrom
Chief Executive Officer
Erik Nordstrom began his career in 1976 in the stockroom in the Seattle flagship store. In 1979 he began working as a salesperson in the shoe department and continued while attending high school and college. After graduating from the University of Washington, Erik held numerous positions throughout the company, including buying and regional management, before becoming co-president in 2015 and then chief executive officer in 2020.
From 2000-2014 Erik was president of full line stores and from 2014-2016 he directly supported Nordstrom.com. In his current role, he supports the company’s full-line businesses, off-price businesses, finance, legal, technology, strategy and its digital properties (Nordstrom.com and NordstromRack.com).
Since Erik and his brothers took over the leadership of Nordstrom in 2000, the business has grown from $5.1B to $15.5Band has increased the number of stores from 115 to more than 350. The brothers also took the company international in 2014, opening the first Nordstrom store in Canada, and recently opened the first full-line Nordstrom store in New York City.
Erik has served on the Nordstrom Board of Directors since 2006.