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Target Names Tom Kadlec SVP of Ops, Infrastructure

Target Corp. has made two key hires for the company’s technology team: Tom Kadlec will join Target as senior vice president of infrastructure and operations, leading efforts to modernize and enhance Target’s technology foundation, while Joel Crabb joins as VP of architecture, with responsibility for enterprise architecture, agile practices and application program interfaces.

“Tom and Joel bring decades of technology and engineering experience to Target, along with proven track records of building and implementing cutting-edge technologies for retailers,” said Mike McNamara, Target’s CIO. “Adding leaders of this caliber will propel the progress we’re making to strengthen Target’s engineering muscle, enhance our foundational systems and bring new technology innovations to life for our guests.”

Kadlec has nearly 25 years of global technology experience in retail and finance, including 17 years spent in various leadership positions at Tesco PLC. Kadlec comes to Target from Virtual Clarity, a cloud technologies implementation consultancy, where he worked on the transformation of a major U.K. bank. 

Crabb has more than 20 years of experience as a technology leader and engineer. He joined Target from Best Buy, where he worked for more than five years, most recently as chief architect and head of digital engineering. Prior to that, he held various technology leadership and engineering posts at companies in the Minneapolis area.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. operates 1,793 stores across the United States.


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