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Dave Cotter

Dave Cotter joined Nordstrom as the vice president of mobile in March 2018. Dave supports and helps oversee the vision, business, and product strategy for all mobile experiences at Nordstrom.
Prior to Nordstrom, Dave was CEO of e-commerce over mobile messaging platform MessageYes, the conversational commerce platform that allows users to discover and buy their favorite products via text and app messaging by simply replying 'Yes".
A high-tech entrepreneur at heart, Dave was previously a director of engineering at Zulily and co-founded SquareHub, a mobile private social network for families. Prior to SquareHub, Dave was a general manager at Amazon in the early years of Amazon Web Services and worldwide marketing, managing teams of more than 100 engineers, product managers, and marketing managers.
Dave also co-founded CS Adxpose, L.L.C. (alternate name: Mpire Corporation) in 2004 and served as its chairman and chief executive officer until 2006. Prior to co-founding Mpire, Dave was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Ignition Partners, where he researched the impact of web services platforms on small businesses.
Before joining Ignition Partners, Dave was responsible for product management, developer marking, business development, and open-source strategy at BEA Systems, where he navigated the innovative Beehive project through the Apache Software Foundation's approval process. He also served as the Director of Product Management for the award-winning BEA WebLogic Workshop Java development environment. He has held several product and program management positions at some of the most recognized software companies in the industry, including Microsoft, RealNetworks, and NetManage.
Dave is on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association, Rainier Scholars, and The Foster Care Alumni Association.