Microsoft's COO likely on Target's shortlist for next CEO

Target has been in the news a lot lately and it has not been good for the company’s bottom line. Because of the massive credit card breach, the CEO has resigned and the company is now on the hunt to find a new head to lead the company.

One of the names that is likely on the short list is Kevin Turner, who is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft. Why would Turner be an ideal candidate for Target? Well, Turner worked at Wal-Mart for roughly two decades and knows the retail space quite well. He is also helping Microsoft push out new retail locations with Microsoft too, so he knows a thing or twenty about Target’s business model.

More so, you would have to expect that Turner was hoping to take the CEO position at Microsoft after Ballmer announced his retirement, but it was passed up for Satya Nadella.

So, when Target is looking for the leader to take their company down the path of innovation and pushing retail sales, Turner hits all the right checkboxes for the spot.

Turner could also help Target move into the cloud space and build a significant presence to fight Amazon, and with his connections and Microsoft, he would have the ability to build out the infrastructure.

We know that the CEO search can be a lengthy process, and even Microsoft took several months to find the right candidate. We don’t expect Target to make any quick decisions in their search but we would bet that if they came knocking on Tuner’s door, he wouldn’t be one to shy away.

Via: CNN

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Kevin is really a nice and brilliant man. I'm not sure if target is the right fit for him but he sure can take it places. Last we talked was when he was still at Sam's Club, he moved up and right through the roof to Microsoft.

Well, if he gets it I will be happy for him. He's a good guy and was able to keep Microsoft on the radar and make sure that the company is dogfooding its own products. Which they have done successfully so far. With him as CEO of Target, MS may have another insider (Like Elop) making sure its services are tapped first :)

The security guy from Terminator 2 that got stabbed in the eye by T-1000? And dropped is coffee cup? After saying "It must be my lucky day."? That guy?