Job Title: Consultant and Small Business Owner, Former Retail Executive
Company: Nordstrom (Retired)
Industry: Retail, Outdoor Sports
Mentor Since: Fall 2010
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students
Principal Owner of Braque Ventures, LLC
Currently running a consulting, instruction and outdoor sports company named Braque Ventures, LLC.
18 years at Nordstrom in Merchandise Planning, Inventory Management and Senior Leadership.
Amazon International Finance.
8 years at REI in merchandising roles in the US and Japan.
8 years Army Reserve Officer.
MBA from Seattle University
Bachelors Degree from the University of Virginia
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
Prior to 2020, I mentored SU students for 10 years. We met with retail leaders in different areas such as buying, planning, marketing and data analytics. The students tell me what they want to get out of our time and I do my best to accommodate their requests.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
At business leaders offices when available, Zoom calls or coffee shops where we can talk.