Ken Schow

Job Title: Vice President - Engineering
Company: Nordstrom
Industry: Retail Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2010
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Responsible for building and leading multiple Agile DevOps-based software development teams focused on architecting Nordstrom’s cloud Platform as a Service. This includes building an integrated VPC/Cloud technology stack and ownership of the abstraction of Nordstrom's service APIs for quick externalization and on-boarding.

Company Description

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Since 1901, we've been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service—and to improving it every day.

Employment History

Nordstrom - 2013 to Present
AWS - 2010 to 2013
F5 Networks 2000 to 2010


BS - Psychology
EMBA - Seattle University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Very collaborative and needs based discussion. Think about a mastermind group format where participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Bellevue is optimal but I'm also open to Seattle