Target hires three new tech execs in digital buildout

Target (NYSE:TGT) continues to build out its IT department with the addition of three big hires.

They include Jim Fisher, the new senior VP of infrastructure and operations and Target technology services; Alan Wizemann, the new VP of Target.com and mobile product; and David Weissman, the new president of the El Segundo, California-based Dermstore, which Target acquired last year.

The announcement follows a string of recent senior-level staff additions such as the addition of Target's first chief information security officer, Brad Maiorino; Peter Glusker, senior VP of new business integration and operations; and Kristi Argyilan, senior VP of media and guest engagement.

Bob DeRodes, was named CIO in late April.

"At Target, we've said one of our top priorities is accelerating our digital transformation, and these new hires are a signal of our commitment to that effort," said Jodee Kozlak, chief human resources officer, Target. "Jim, David and Alan are proven leaders who we believe will help Target deliver great new experiences for our guests, whether in stores, online or on the go."

Prior to joining the Target team, Fisher spent 35 years with companies such as The Home Depot, Macy's and IBM. Wizemann was the founder of Shoplgniter, a social commerce and marketing platform and Weissman was executive VP of e-commerce and omnichannel at BCBG Max Azria Group, in addition to his 10-year tenure at GSI Commerce.

The hirings all come in the wake of the resignation of Target CEO, President and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel, who stepped down in early May as part of a mutual decision with board members in response to the massive data breach of nearly 110 million Target customers' credit card information.

There have been a lot of changes at Target in the six months following the data breach, many intended to strengthen security and build out ecommerce and omnichannel efforts as the retailer struggles to return to profitability in both its U.S. and Canadian stores.

For more:
-See this Target press release

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