Target names Tom Kadlec SVP, infrastructure and operations
Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
He comes to Target from Virtual Clarity, a cloud technologies implementation consultancy, where he worked on the transformation of a major UK bank.
Mr. Kadlec has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague.
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).
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.