Tracie Hinson-Brauser

Job Title: Vice President, Finance
Company: Nordstrom
Industry: Retail
Mentor Since: Fall 2018
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

As the Vice President of Finance for Nordstrom, Tracie participates in the development of strategies and financial plans for the merchandising, marketing and private label businesses. With over 24 years in the field of retail finance, Tracie leverages her wealth of experience to lead a team of roughly 30 finance professionals toward disciplined execution and optimization of roughly $20B in annual retail merchandise receipts, $7B in annual product margin and $800M in annual operating expenses.

Company Description

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion retailer, provides apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, young adults, and children in the United States and Canada. The company operates a Full Price business segment (stores and online) and an Off Price business (stores and online). Nordstrom, Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Employment History

Tracie is skilled in multi-channel business economics, business strategy and decision support with emphasis on creating sustainable value, and business-facing finance practices including but not limited to planning (annual, long-term, capital investment, forecasting), analysis (results vs plan, drivers, KPIs), external guidance and investor communication. Prior to her current role, Tracie held leadership positions throughout Nordstrom Finance, including Credit, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, and Full-Line Stores.


Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Marketing from University of Denver

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Provide knowledge and advice based on my career path and experience to help the students' identify their career path. Support students' personal growth and help students prepare for professional life.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

My office in the Corporate Headquarters would be best. Timing will be TBD based on schedules.