Fireside Chat with Erik Nordstrom, Co-President, Nordstrom Inc.
Erik Nordstrom has been a Co-President of Nordstrom, Inc. since 2015 and has also served on the Nordstrom Board of Directors since 2006.
From 2000-2014 Erik was president of full line stores and from 2014-2016 he directly supported Nordstrom.com. In 2016, Erik assumed his current role supporting the teams at Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, Trunk Club, strategy, marketing and supply chain.
Erik began his career in the stockroom of the downtown Seattle store in 1979 and worked as a salesperson in the shoe department through high school and college. After graduating from the University of Washington, Erik went on to hold numerous positions in buying and regional management at Nordstrom.
Carol Pennelli is the President of David Yurman, overseeing all functions outside of design and creative. She reports directly to David Yurman, cofounder, chairman and CEO of the brand. Pennelli joined the company in 2002 as Chief Commercial Officer where she oversaw all aspects of David Yurman’s commercial channels, profit & loss, and general performance including retail, wholesale, digital and outlet businesses. Prior to joining David Yurman, she served as Senior Vice President of sales, education, and global special events at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
ABOUT DAVID YURMAN:
David Yurman is the premier American luxury jewelry brand with a mission to share in life’s exceptional moments. Founded by two artists, David and Sybil Yurman, in New York in 1980, artistic inspiration, craftsmanship and unconventional yet elegant designs are at the core of the brand. The marriage of David’s background in sculpture with Sybil’s natural understanding of color and art yields signature jewelry designs; diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry and Swiss-crafted timepieces that are renowned for capturing the essence of relaxed American luxury. David Yurman collections are available at 47 retail and concession locations throughout the United States, Canada, and France and at over 350 locations worldwide, through their exclusive authorized fine jewelry and timepiece network of retailers, including in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, UK, Russia and the Middle East.
Lilla P Founder and Creative Director, Pauline Sokol Nakios, is a veteran of the apparel industry. Her retail roots run deep. Originally from Charleston, SC, her family owned a furniture store on the infamous King Street for close to a century.
In 1998, after years in the retail industry, Pauline set out to create the “perfect tee” and launched her brand that began with one simple style. In the years since the debut of that tee, the company has grown into a collection of understated luxury wardrobe staples that are timeless and unfettered yet full of subtle details. The brand can be found in high end specialty stores and retailers across North America as well as online and at Lilla P located in New York’s Meatpacking District.
Pauline and her husband and business partner, Thomas, reside in New York City with their two young boys. Together they continue to grow the business and are active members in the business community and serve on the boards of several non profit charities.
Between January 2002 and November 2013, Stephen I. Sadove held positions of increasing responsibility with Saks Incorporated. In January 2002, Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman. In March 2004, he assumed the additional post of Chief Operating Officer of the Company and in January 2006 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. He held the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks between May 2007 and November 2013. In November 2013, Saks Incorporated was sold to Hudson's Bay Company for a price of $16 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion.
Prior to joining Saks, Sadove built a distinguished marketing and consumer products career spanning over 25 years. Between 1975 and 1991, Sadove held various positions of increasing responsibility with General Foods USA, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Desserts Division.
Sadove joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1991 as President of Clairol. In 1994, he was appointed President, Worldwide Clairol, having direct responsibility for the Clairol business in the United States as well as all of the consumer businesses in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In 1996, he was appointed to the post of President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care, with responsibility for Clairol Worldwide and Matrix Essentials. In 1997, he was appointed President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care and Nutritionals, adding Mead Johnson Nutritionals to his duties.
During his tenure at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sadove led Clairol to become the number one hair care business in the United States, relaunched the Herbal Essences brand into a $700 million business, and completed the sale of the beauty care business to Procter & Gamble for approximately $5 billion.
Sadove is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree from LIM College. He currently serves on numerous community and civic boards including Hamilton College as Chairman of the Board and the National Retail Federation as Chairman of the Board as well as the public company boards of Colgate-Palmolive, JCPenney, Aramark and Ruby Tuesday.
Uri Minkoff, a serial entrepreneur, is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the fastest growing brands in the fashion industry, and the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer.
Uri is well known as the most forward thinking CEO in fashion, especially when it comes to the innovative use of new technologies and the omnichannel customer experience. In 2015, Uri was credited with leading the fashion industry towards a “see now, buy now” calendar for runway shows. Uri is also the driving force behind what Morgan Stanley describes as the “stores of the future.” He is a highly sought after speaker on the nexus between fashion, retail and emerging technologies.
Uri founded the company in 2005 with his sister Rebecca, and serves as the Creative Director for the Uri Minkoff men’s accessories, footwear and apparel line. As of today, Rebecca Minkoff is a full lifestyle brand distributing accessories and apparel in 900 wholesale doors, with retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, and international retail stores in Korea, Hong Kong and Dubai. In 2019, Rebecca Minkoff is on target for substantial YOY growth and expansion in markets around the world.
Lee Karchawer is the National Sales Director at Emodo, the carrier-intelligence platform for digital marketers. At Emodo, Lee works with brands and agencies to create advertising campaigns that are tailored to meet each company’s marketing objectives. Previously, Lee worked for 10 years as the Head of Sales for Placecast, a location-based mobile marketing platform for retailers. In 2011, Lee founded the non-profit organization, Pay Away the Layaway, with the mission of inspiring hope and spreading kindness. The organization raises money to surprise families across the country by paying off their layaway balances with gifts and essentials for kids, throughout the year. Lee and his wife recently welcomed a baby girl to their family and more than anything, loves spending time with them.
This event starts on April 3rd at 6:00 PM.
YJP is proud to present an incredible evening of insights and discussion with Erik Nordstrom, Co-President of Nordstrom Inc.
Attendees will have the opportunity to dine with Mr. Nordstrom, join in a candid fireside discussion and Q&A session, and mingle with other rising stars in the fashion, merchandising, and luxury spaces over cocktails and gourmet bites.
Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner and program will commence at 7:00 pm sharp.
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