Target ushers in new leadership
Target Corporation this week promoted and expanded several of its leadership roles in key areas across the company.
“With these changes, we are even better positioned to continue to drive the momentum in our business in 2015 and beyond,” said chairman and ceo Brian Cornell.
Casey Carl, has been promoted to chief strategy and innovation officer from his prior position as president, omnichannel and senior vice president, strategy. He reports to Cornell, and is charged with helping accelerate and strengthen Target’s data, analytics and business intelligence capabilities. This effort will be led by Paritosh Desai in the new role of senior vice president, enterprise data, analytics and business intelligence.
Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer, is taking on the added responsibility of “leading Target’s work in architecting [the shopper’s] experience across all channels and touch points,” the company explained. Additionally, he will create and lead “a new guest center of excellence, designed to enable the organization to develop a greater sense of advocacy and empathy for the guest in all of its business decisions,” Target added.
To more closely align Target’s corporate social responsibility efforts and support of the communities in which it does business, Laysha Ward, president, community relations, has beennamed executive vice president, chief corporate social responsibility officer. Ward’s expanded organization will include the community relations, global affairs and sustainability teams as well as Target Foundation.
To further drive the growth of mobile and e-commerce, Jason Goldberger has been named president, Target.com and mobile. Goldberger joined Target two years ago from Gilt, where he was credited with launching a new Gilt Home site and growing the business by more than 40%. His career background also includes eight years at Amazon. Additionally, Dawn Block has been promoted to senior vice president, Target.com and mobile merchandising.
Finally, John Hulbert has been named vp, investor relations, and will continue to build engagement among investors and the financial community.
Source: Home & Textiles Today