Retailer also hires Joel Crabb as Vice President of Architecture
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today 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. The company also announced the hiring of Joel Crabb as vice president of architecture, with responsibility for enterprise architecture, agile practices and Application Program Interfaces (APIs).
“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, Chief Information Officer, Target. “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, where he most recently was group technology director for the UK-based grocer. Prior to that, Kadlec worked in the Czech Republic and Hungary for Tesco, and led the retailer’s operations and infrastructure team through major transformation and the retiring of many legacy applications. Kadlec comes to Target from Virtual Clarity, a cloud technologies implementation consultancy, where he worked on the transformation of a major UK bank. Kadlec has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague.
Crabb has more than 20 years of experience as a technology leader and engineer. He joined Target from Best Buy Co., 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. Crabb has engineering degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Wisconsin, plus a master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
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