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Target CEO, Brian Cornell, Announces Leadership Changes

Target CEO, Brian Cornell, Announces Leadership Changes

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Just four months after taking over as Target’s CEO, Brian Cornell is making leadership changes to accelerate the business, fuel its digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.

Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation

“Today’s organizational announcements reflect our continued focus on the guest and our goal of delivering an extraordinary experience to ensure that Target not only meets but exceeds our guests’ expectations. With these changes, we are even better positioned to continue to drive the momentum in our business in 2015 and beyond,” Cornell said.

Let’s break down the changes that have been announced:

Strategy and Innovation

Casey CarlCasey Carl, President, Omnichannel and Senior Vice President, Strategy, is taking on the role of Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. According to a press release, Carl will be joining Target’s leadership team and reporting to Cornell.

Aside from this promotion, Target is creating a center of excellence under Carl’s leadership in hopes of accelerating and strengthening its data, analytics and business intelligence capabilities. This will be led by Paritosh Desai in the new role of Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Guest Experience

Jeff JonesJeff Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, is taking on added responsibility by leading the retailer’s work in architecting guest experience across all channels and touch points, according to a press release. Jones will also create and lead a new guest center of excellence to enable the organization to develop a heightened sense of advocacy and empathy for the guest.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Laysha WardLaysha Ward, President, Community Relations, is being promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer to more closely align Target’s corporate social responsibility efforts. Ward's organization will now include the Community Relations, Global Affairs and Sustainability teams along with Target Foundation.

Target.com and Mobile

Jason GoldbergerTo continue growth in these areas, Jason Goldberger has been named President, Target.com and Mobile. According to a press release, he joined Target two years ago from Gilt, where he launched a new Gilt Home site and grew business over 40%. In this same arena, Dawn Block has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Target.com and Mobile Merchandising.

Investor Relations 

John HulbertJohn Hulbert had been named Vice President, Investor Relations. In this role, he will continue to build engagement among investors and the financial community.

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