January 22, 2013, 2:28 PM

Target hires a Gilt and Amazon veteran to oversee e-commerce

The retail chain also makes Jason Goldberger a vice president for mobile.

Amy Dusto

Associate Editor

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Jason Goldberger

Target Corp., No. 23 in the Internet Retailer Top 500, has hired Jason Goldberger as senior vice president of Target.com and mobile, the retail chain announced today. He starts his job Feb. 11.

“Jason’s leadership, experience and skills in merchandising, marketing and online channels will help us on our journey towards providing guests a seamless and integrated Target experience,” says Casey Carl, president of multichannel at Target.

Goldberger most recently worked as executive vice president of home, kids, taste and business development at members-only e-retailer Gilt Groupe Inc., a job he had held since June 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile. From 2007 to 2011, he was senior vice president of marketing and merchandising at furniture and home goods e-retailer Hayneedle Inc. From 1999 to 2007, he was as a general manager at Amazon.com Inc. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has also worked as a buyer at Linens ‘n Things and Liberty Interactive Corp.’s QVC.

“Target has long been a leader in quality merchandise, creative marketing and offering a great shopping experience,” Goldberger says. “There’s never been a better time to join a retailer with Target’s proven track record and I’m excited to continue the work of bringing the Target experience to the online world.”

Gilt is No. 49 in the Top 500; Hayneedle, No. 85; Amazon, No. 1, and Liberty Interactive, No. 7.

Target recently announced two programs designed to bolster its e-commerce power and boost competition with some of its main rivals.

Late last week, the chain launched six apparel and home furnishings brands exclusively for Target.com. Earlier this month, the retail chain said it would make permanent its price-matching policy for items found at such retail sites as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Walmart.com.

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