A diverse career in digital - Edmond Mesrobian, Nordstrom's new Chief Technology Officer
It's a case o...
Edmond Mesrobian has joined Nordstrom as its new Chief Technology Officer and our profile demonstrates why he was picked out for the role.
It's a case of 'home is where the heart is' for Edmond Mesrobian, who takes on his latest challenge as Nordstrom's CTO in his native city of Seattle.
The Emerald City - location of fashion retailer Nordstrom's global headquarters - will provide the familiar surroundings that Mesrobian didn't have during his three year stint in the United Kingdom with Tesco.
While CTO at the multinational retailer, the 57-year-old focused on strengthening the company's technological capabilities and creating innovative solutions for its customers. Under his remit, Mesrobian supported a global team while leading long-term vision, technology strategy, standards and architecture.
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Previously he spearheaded operational and technical innovations as CTO of global travel company Expedia, including online travel brands, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, and Hotwire.com, while prior to that he held a similar position at Real Networks.
A graduate of the University of California, Mesrobian stayed on for his first job as a Co-Director in its Data Mining Laboratory. Other professional adventures saw him work for the Walt Disney Company and Checkout.com.
"Nordstrom is leading the charge to redefine the role technology and digital tools play in the retail environment. 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," he said in a statement.
As CTO of Nordstrom, Mesrobian will support all aspects of technology across the company. He will focus on advancing Nordstrom's suite of technology capabilities in order to best meet the evolving needs of customers.
Searching for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology
The search is on for the Top 100 Leaders in Technology 2021 – nominated by readers of Technology magazine and open to all.
The initiative has been launched and nominations are now open, with the final, prestigious Top 100 due to be announced during Technology and AI LIVE running 14-16 September, beamed from London to the world.
This latest, definitive list of the leading executives and influencers in the industry will be announced at the event and shared across social media channels, this website, and presented in a special supplement that honours all of those named in our annual list.
The Top 100 Leaders follows on from the well-received Top 100 Women in Technology that BizClik Media Group (BMG) – publishers of Technology magazine, AI magazine and a growing portfolio of industry-leading titles – produced in March this year to coincide with International Women’s Day.
“The Top 100 Women recognised the incredible and influential women driving our industry,” says Scott Birch, editorial director, BMG. “The success of that initiative encouraged us to recognise the Top 100 Leaders – individuals championing everything that we love about technology and embracing best practice that’s good for business.”
Nominations are already coming in, with some notable highlights including:
Rhonda Vetere - Herbalife
Bryan Smith - Expedient
Nominate your Top 100 Leader HERE
The deadline for nominations closes on Sunday 1 August 2021, and it is free to nominate. The Top 100 Leaders will be announced across our platforms and at the LIVE event.