Target Names McNamara CIO

Target Corporation has appointed Mike McNamara to the role of executive vice president and chief information officer. The company said that McNamara will play a key role in Target’s digital transformation and its omnichannel efforts.

McNamara replaces Bob DeRodes, who is retiring after playing a pivotal role in guiding Target’s information security efforts. In his new role at Target, McNamara will have oversight of the company’s technology team and operations, including information security, and will help shape enterprise strategy as a member of Target’s leadership team. He will report to Target chairman and CEO, Brian Cornell.

“Technology is critical for Target’s future success. So finding the right leader for this role was one of my absolute top priorities,” Cornell said. “Mike has been a driving force for technology innovation throughout his career. He’s got a stellar track record, and I’m excited to see how he’ll help our team continue to push new innovations that enhance the shopping experience for Target guests, both online and in stores.”

McNamara will join Target from UK-based Tesco PLC, where he worked for more than 15 years. In 2011, McNamara was named the global supermarket chain’s chief information officer, with responsibility for all information technology systems.