Connie Kristovich

  • Senior Technology Executive
  • Edmonds, Washington 98026
  • Jul 18, 2017
Full time Information Technology

Personal Summary

Award-winning Senior IT Executive with proven leadership abilities in strategic growth, turnarounds, program management, $80M+ budget management and control, and development of high preforming teams. Proven track record of delivering massively complex systems, modern architectures and process for Nordstrom.

  • Trusted leader with an Innovative and disruptive mindset.

  • An effective and inspirational leader to high-performance technology and product work forces with up to 1000 professionals across multiple Lines of Business. Proficient in optimizing teams and leading the Business and IT adoption of a “DevOps” Culture to improve the release cadence and accelerate time-to-market for key growth capabilities.

Work Experience

Senior Director, NGEN Initiative
  • Functioned as a technical lead for Nordstrom’s single largest technology investment in its entire history

  • Led a cross-functional team consisting of more than 450 employees and contractors, responsible for delivering a suite of 14 merchandising applications approximately $200M in support of the Nordstrom Off Price and Canada business units

  • Implemented telemetry dashboards (instrumentation) across all key integrations using cloud services with Amazon web services (AWS)

  • Established the program and structure to ensure successful delivery

  • Effectively manage issues and ensure alignment with reporting and governance

Senior Director of Supply Chain, Merchandising, Fulfillment, and Manufacturing Systems
  • Direct reports including 5 directors and 3 enterprise architects while monitoring staff of more than 300 full-time equivalent (FTE) and over 200 contractors

  • Exhibited proficiency in providing vision, strategy, roadmaps, direction, and support to the manufacturing, supply chain, fulfillment, and merchandising systems of the company

  • Conducted development and presentation of strategic roadmaps initiatives to sponsors and executive teams

  • Took charge of administering more than $75M annual budget

Merchandise Systems Director
  • Generated efficient strategies and roadmaps to meet merchandising business goals

  • Expertly oversaw various large (over $60K hour) and medium (over $20K) IT projects

  • Exemplified expertise in the management and integration of Oracle retail applications, including RMS, RPAS, RDF (RPAS), AIP, IP, and Merchandise Financial Planning

Senior Principal Project Manager of Merchandising Systems
  • Spearheaded programs and projects which included resolution, estimation, scheduling, work plan development, issue resolution, and resource management


Shoreline College