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Target appoints new chief information officer

Beginning May 5, Bob DeRodes will lead Target’s information technology transformation as executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO). In his role, Bob will assume oversight of the Target technology team and operations, with responsibility for the ongoing data security enhancement efforts as well as the development of Target’s long-term information technology and digital roadmap. The company is continuing its active search for a chief information security officer and a chief compliance officer.

“Establishing a clear path forward for Target following the data breach has been my top priority,” says Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Target. “I believe Target has a tremendous opportunity to take the lessons learned from this incident and enhance our overall approach to data security and information technology. Bob’s history of leading transformational change positions him well to lead our continued breach responses and guide our long-term digital strategy.”

Bob comes to Target with more than 40 years of experience and is a recognized leader in information technology, data security, and business operations. He has been a senior information technology advisor for the Center for CIO Leadership, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, Bob has provided independent advisory services to corporations, private equity firms, and boards. He has also held top technology positions at a number of industry-leading, multinational companies including CitiBank, USAA Federal Savings Bank, First Data, Home Depot and Delta Air Lines. Bob also serves on the board of directors for NCR Corporation.

“I look forward to helping shape information technology and data security at Target in the days and months ahead, says Bob. “It is clear to me that Target is an organization that is committed to doing whatever it takes to do right by their guests.”

Visit Target.com/databreach for more about our information technology transformation, and learn more about some of the enhancements we’ve already made.

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