VP of Consumer IOT and Head of Target’s San Francisco Innovation Office, Target
Gene is the head of Target’s San Francisco Innovation Office and Vice President of Consumer IoT, where he leads the company’s IOT strategy. 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 first retail prototyping lab and is a mentor within Target’s Retail Accelerator with Techstars. Prior to joining Target, Gene designed robotics in the automation industry and led new product development in the U.S. 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.