That would be the time to do it, especially if there are any problems with the web store, or if the sale underwhelms.
I bet Nordstrom could cut 1,000 from Technology alone and not even miss them. 2H 2019 should be brutal to the core business, they should get ahead of it now by planning for a massive layoff.
Anyone in tech making over $200K needs to be out the door first. Nothing you do is special. You are completely commodified, expandable, and replaceable.
Leave it better than you found it. Time to clean house.