Blake Nordstrom is president of Nordstrom, Inc. and has served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2005. Blake works together with Pete Nordstrom, President of Merchandising, and Erik Nordstrom, President of Stores, along with the executive team to improve the customer experience in store and online. Under their leadership, Nordstrom has delivered solid results while taking advantage of more opportunities to serve customers. In 2012, Nordstrom achieved record sales of $11.8 billion and earnings of $735 million. The company continues to invest in new capabilities and technology to further evolve the customer experience across all channels of the business.
Blake began his career working in the stockroom of the downtown Seattle store in 1975 and from there worked his way through high school and college selling shoes. Blake went on to hold various positions in store, buying and regional management. He was named a co-president of the company in 1995 and became President of Nordstrom Rack in 2000 before receiving his current assignment later that year.
Blake was a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2007 to 2012, for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch from 2004 to 2006, and for the Downtown Seattle Association since 1992. He also has served on the Board of Directors for The Jim Pattison Group, Canada’s third-largest private company, since 2012.
Blake Nordstrom, President of Nordstrom, explains that alongside creating a great shopping experience for customers, Nordstrom equally strives to create the environment where its 60,000 employees feel proud to work.