Target Names Govind To Oversee Infrastructure, Operations

Target has named Hari Govind svp/infrastructure and operations for the company’s technology team.

In this role, Govind will oversee cloud-and-compute capabilities, network connectivity and operations for the technology that powers Target’s stores, digital channels, distribution centers and office locations. He will report to Mike McNamara, Target’s evp/chief information officer.

Govind has more than 20 years of experience leading engineering and product management teams and brings deep expertise in social media, e-commerce, digital advertising, search and cloud infrastructure.

He joins Target from Facebook, where he was the group manager on the infrastructure team, leading strategy and execution to help scale platforms for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. Prior to that, Govind worked at Microsoft Corp. and Honeywell International.

“Technology is more critical than ever in retail, and Target’s team has made tremendous progress building great technology for our guests and store team members,” said McNamara. “Bringing in an executive with Hari’s technical and leadership abilities marks another important step in our journey to create exceptional shopping experiences that redefine what technology can do in retail.”