Target - Director Enterprise Strategy
Gene is the Head of Target’s San Francisco Innovation Office and Vice President-Consumer IoT where he leads the company’s push in “Internet of Things.” He previously led Target’s corporate strategy team, developing growth initiatives for the $70B retailer. Gene also co-championed the company’s internal design thinking practice, built its retail prototyping lab and is currently a TechStars Mentor.
Prior to joining Target, Gene designed robotics in the automation industry and led new product development in the US. Outside of work, he serves as an Advisor to Recycle Across America and is also an active angel investor/advisor in several start-ups. He received an MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois.