Minnesota-based retailer Target announced yesterday that it has hired General Motors executive Brad Maiorino, who worked as the chief information security and information technology risk officer at GM.
“I am looking forward to joining the Target team and helping them continue the progress they have made to be a retail leader in information security and protection,” Maiorino said in a statement.
In his two years with the automaker, Maiorino retooled General Motors’ global information system and IT risk organization, according to Automotive News. GM’s current chief planning officer for information technology, Rich Armour, will take Maiorino’s place when he leaves.
Target is creating a new position for Maiorino, whose job as chief information security officer begins June 16. This position resonates beyond the retail world considering Target was the victim of a massive cyber attack late in 2013 that compromised at least 40 million credit and debit card numbers plus 70 million other pieces of customer information.