Target has appointed Peter Glusker as SVP, new business integration and operations. Glusker will lead the integration of new acquisitions and comes onboard just two weeks after the company terminated chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel.
“Over the past year, Target has acquired companies including Chef’s Catalog, Cooking.com and DermStore, which complement and extend our assortment and content for guests,” said Casey Carl, president of multichannel. “We’re excited to welcome Peter to Target, where he will focus on unlocking the full value of these and future strategic acquisitions.”
Glusker joins Target from Gilt Groupe, where he served as vice chairman and CEO of Gilt Groupe Japan. Previous roles at Gilt Groupe included head of business development and international operations. Prior to that, he held digital media leadership roles with CBS Corporation and Viacom.
“I was drawn to this opportunity because I see a new level of energy coming from Target — from a renewed commitment to speed and innovation to the desire to try things that have never been done before,” said Glusker. “I’m looking forward to joining this incredible company at such an exciting time in retail.”