Arthur Valdez, Target Chief Supply Chain Officer Joins Leadership Team
May 9, 2022
made a number of updates to its leadership team. This includes a new
role for the company, focused on further differentiating the retailer's
end-to-end guest experience.
"Guided by our purpose of helping all families discover the joy of
everyday life and fueled by the most talented, committed team in retail,
Target has experienced tremendous growth over the past two years," said
Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target. "The updates we're making to
our leadership team reflect the size and scale of our more than $100
billion business, while also positioning the company for continued
momentum well into the future. I have tremendous confidence in these
leaders and the value they bring to our organization as we work together
to meet the needs of current and new Target guests."
Updates to Target's leadership team include:
Cara Sylvester has been named Target's executive vice president and
chief guest experience officer. In this new role for the company,
Sylvester will lead the strategy to further differentiate Target's
best-in-class guest experience, with a focus on increasing
personalization and attracting even more shoppers to Target's stores,
website and award-winning app. She will bring together teams from across
the organization that are core to shaping Target's guest experience,
including marketing, digital and technology. Sylvester joined Target in
2007 and most recently served as the company's executive vice president
and chief marketing and digital officer. She will continue reporting to
Brett Craig has been promoted to executive vice president and chief
information officer. He will report to Sylvester. Craig joined Target in
2008 and most recently was the company's senior vice president of
digital. During his time at Target, Craig has held leadership roles
across a variety of business areas, including technology and
merchandising. As previously announced, Mike McNamara, Target's
executive vice president and chief information officer since 2015,
shared his intent to retire. With the appointment of Craig to chief
information officer, McNamara will transition to a strategic advisory
role with the company through the end of January 2023.
Matt Zabel has been promoted to executive vice president and general
counsel. Zabel joined Target in 2010. Most recently he served as senior
vice president of risk and employee and labor relations for the company.
In that role, Zabel led Target's internal COVID-19 task force, working
across the enterprise to help guide the retailer's planning and response
efforts. In his new role, Zabel will continue reporting to Don Liu,
Target's executive vice president and chief legal and risk officer.
Valdez, Target's executive vice president and chief supply chain and
logistics officer, also will join Target's leadership team. Valdez
joined Target in 2016 and has played a critical role in transforming
Target's supply chain network, providing the retailer with unmatched
agility in meeting the evolving needs of the retailer's omni-channel
guests. Valdez will continue reporting to John Mulligan, Target's
executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Additionally, with these updates, Christina Hennington, Target's
executive vice president and chief growth officer, will assume
responsibility for Target in India. Hennington joined Target in 2003. In
her current role, Hennington has oversight of merchandising, product
design and sourcing, as well as strategy, insights and growth. Her
leadership of Target in India will drive further connectivity between
Target's multidisciplinary team in India and the retailer's growth
strategies. Hennington will continue reporting to Cornell.