Nordstrom strengthens its off-price expertise with new recruits
Nordstrom Rack continues to play a vital role in our Closer to You strategy, helping us serve more customers, both in-store and online, and in the way that best suits them.
We are seeing more and more customers take advantage of our interconnected model of Nordstrom and Rack banner stores. For example, many customers choose to pick up their Nordstrom.com orders at our Rack stores. In the last quarter alone, one-third of Nordstrom.com’s next-day demand was captured in our Rack stores.
On our recent earnings call, we talked about this momentum and the progress we’ve made so far at Rack. We’ve shared details about our tiered plan and how we deliver what our customers expect from a Nordstrom experience. This goal includes expanding our offerings of the most coveted brands we carry, sourcing from new suppliers and creating a more efficient and optimized supply chain network to ensure we have the selection our customers want.
To help us achieve these goals, we are excited to announce three new leadership appointments within our merchandising and supply chain at Nordstrom Rack.
Nancy Mair, Senior Vice President, Shelf Merchandising
Nancy will help develop and execute the Rack merchandise strategy across Nordstrom Rack stores and NordstromRack.com. She will ensure that we have the products our customers want, while helping us attract new customers. Nancy previously worked at Burlington Stores for 26 years, where she started as an intern and eventually served as SVP/GMM of multiple merchandising areas. More recently, Nancy launched her own consultancy firm working with private equity, global retailers and wholesalers, focusing specifically on formulating and improving off-price strategies. In addition to her consulting work, Nancy is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the Fashion Business department.
Kelley Wotton-Gantner, Vice President, Divisional Head of Merchandise
Kelley joined Nordstrom in September 2020 as Senior Director, Merchandising, with a focus on the price-conscious consumer. In March, she will step into her new role leading a broader spectrum of purchasing for Nordstrom Rack. With over 24 years of experience, Kelley is a merchandising leader with experience in strategic planning, revenue and profit generation, and vendor relations. Prior to Nordstrom, Kelley held executive positions at various off-price retailers including Macy’s Backstage, Beall’s Inc., TJX Companies and Bob’s Stores.
Stacy Lippa, Vice President, Rack Supply Chain
Stacy Lippa will work across the organization to drive store growth by aligning stakeholders and resources to meet Rack’s supply chain needs. Stacy joins Nordstrom with 19 years of experience, most recently heading distribution networks and fulfillment at Five Below. Prior to that, Stacy spent 17 years at Target in various leadership roles in the import, transportation, replenishment, distribution and food supply chains. She is a member of the Competitiveness Council.
“Nancy, Kelley and Stacy each bring extensive off-price retail experience in important areas of our Rack business, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the team,” said Geevy Thomas, President of Nordstrom Rack. “Their collective expertise in driving non-price growth and transformation will help us drive continuous improvement, achieve our goals, and deliver the best possible experience for our customers, from product selection to delivery.”
We welcome Nancy, Kelley and Stacy to their new roles and look forward to their collective contributions to our Nordstrom Rack business.