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Jacob Bertram

Job Title: Senior Manager, Finance
Company: Nordstrom
Industry: Retail
Mentor Since: Fall 2017
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

I currently support a finance team in strategic sourcing and procurement, managing the indirect spend of Nordstrom and supporting Financial Technology for the source to pay tool, Coupa. The scope of my role is broad, and I work from suppliers that are small to some of the largest in the country. Supporting end customers is a passion, and uniting with other companies through the power of spend is important to me.

Company Description

An incredible eye for what's next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, we've worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping our customers express their style—not just buy fashion. Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids. Since 1901, we've been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service—and to improving it every day. This commitment has taken us from a small Seattle shoe shop to the leading fashion retailer we are today. We're proud to serve customers in store at more than 350 Nordstrom, Nordstrom Local and Nordstrom Rack locations. We also serve customers online through our Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack apps and websites. We believe fashion is a business of optimism, and in that spirit we continue to grow and evolve. Free shipping and free returns, mobile shopping and exciting new retail partnerships offer us continued opportunities to serve more customers in more ways with a fresh, relevant shopping experience and inspiring style. Fashion changes. Shopping changes. Our commitment to happy customers doesn't. Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

Employment History

Nordstrom, 2019-Present

General Services Administration, 2015-2016

Defense Contract Management Agency, 2011-2015

Department of Energy, 2009-2011

Defense Contract Audit Agency, 2005-2009


MBA, Washington State University

B.S., Accounting, Central Washington University

B.A., Spanish, Central Washington University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Resume and interview practice; leadership lessons; networking

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Over Zoom and in person

Additional Information

I love the outdoors; traveling; and meeting new people.