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Michael Mcnamara

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Office
Management and Business
Target Corp (TGT)
United States of America

Biography

Mr. Michael Edward McNamara is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. 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. McNamara was instrumental in modernizing and advancing Tesco's IT and supply chain worldwide, which helped establish Tesco as an e-commerce pioneer that's now one of the world's largest online grocers. Under his leadership, Tesco also ushered in a host of breakthrough in-store technologies such as "scan-as-you-shop" capabilities and launched the company's innovation lab. McNamara also is chairman of Tesco's technology office in India. 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. McNamara's predecessor, DeRodes, is a 40-year information technology veteran who joined Target last spring with a focus on enhancing data security and technology infrastructure. DeRodes was instrumental in moving Target's technology team forward, including hiring Brad Maiorino as the company's first chief information security officer, and preparing Target for the 2014 holiday season. DeRodes will serve for a short time in a senior advisory role to Target .

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