Foot Locker Taps Target Exec for SVP, CIO Slot

New York-based specialty-athletic retailer Foot Locker Inc. has appointed Pawan Verma as SVP and chief information officer, effective August 10. Verma, who most recently served as VP of digital and marketing technologies and services platforms at Target Corp., succeeds Peter Brown, who retired in April after 38 years with the company.

“Foot Locker has set ambitious goals for our financial and operational performance for the next several years, and we recognize the vital importance that technological leadership will play in that success,” said Richard Johnson, Foot Locker’s president and CEO, in a release.  “We are pleased to have Pawan join the team to drive the next generation of technology to support our connection with our consumers around the world.”

Verma’s background in ecommerce, mobile, and retail software development includes roles at Verizon Wireless and Convergys Corporation.

In his new role, Verma will oversee the company’s global information technology functions and infrastructure, and provide leadership and vision to align technology with strategic business initiatives, the company said.

“I’m excited to join the Foot Locker team and to partner on the next generation of technology solutions to drive fully integrated brick-and-mortar and digital platforms,” said Verma.  “Foot Locker is known for its commitment to its customers, and I see a great opportunity to elevate that customer experience even further.”

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