Nordstrom, Inc. has joined the recent trend among retail companies of adding executives with technology experience to their boards. Nordstrom has announced that it named Brad Smith, Intuit Inc. president and CEO, to its board of directors.
The addition of Smith brings to 12 the total number of Nordstom directors. Of them, nine serve as independent directors, the company pointed out.
Intuit named Smith president and CEO in January 2008. Prior to joining the tech company, Smith held a variety of sales, marketing and management roles with ADP, PepsiCo, Seven-Up and Advo, Inc. He is a former director of Yahoo! Inc. as well.