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Breaking News: Following Massive Data Breach, Target Hires CIO Featured

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Target Hires Former Homeland Security Tech Adviser as New CIO after Massive Data Breach Last Year 

Target has named Robert P. “Bob” DeRodes, 62, as its new EVP & CIO. He replaces Beth M. Jacob, 51, who abruptly left in early March, after a massive data breach last year. DeRodes assumes responsibility for Target’s data security efforts, as well as the development of Target’s long-term IT and digital roadmap. He has been a senior IT advisor for the Center for CIO Leadership, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

DeRodes will join Target from DeRodes Enterprises LLC, a management consultancy he founded in 2010. Prior to that, he was EVP of Global Operations and Technology at First Data. He also served as EVP, IT and CIO of Home Depot and held senior technology positions at CitiBank, USAA Federal Savings Bank, and Delta Air Lines. He serves on the boards of NCR Corporation as well as privately held Veracode, which offers cloud-based application security.

The company is continuing its active search for a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Compliance Officer.

Date: April 30, 2014

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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