Nordstrom appoints ex-Amazon exec Kumar Srinivasan as CTO
Nordstrom has appointed former Amazon GM, Kumar Srinivasan, as CTO to implement the department store’s technology agenda.
Srinivasan brings more than 18 years of technology and product management experience to Nordstrom. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Evocalize; chief product & technology officer for Bazaarvoice; and vice president, general manager at Amazon, where he led Amazon payments merchant solutions.
Srinivasan will help lead the next phase of innovation and growth for the department store, focused on identifying and developing opportunities that deliver a competitive advantage and bottom-line returns.
“We’re bringing Kumar to Nordstrom at an important time as we are positioning our Technology organization to better support our long-term growth plans,” said Dan Little, chief information officer, Nordstrom. “Kumar’s extensive experience in strategy, product development and delivering technology solutions that support a great user experience, as well as his passion for the customer, will be invaluable.”
In this new role, Srinivasan will focus on identifying opportunities to reduce complexity while optimising engineering and software productivity and effectiveness across four Nordstrom technology teams that support the company’s service and experience, loyalty and marketing, engineering and supply chain initiatives.