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Foot Locker Fills SVP and CIO Roles

Foot Locker announced the appointment of Pawan Verma as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Aug. 10. Verma succeeds Peter Brown, who retired in April after 38 years with the company.

In his new role, Verma will oversee the company’s global information technology functions and infrastructure, and will provide leadership to align technology with strategic business initiatives. He joins Foot Locker from Target Corporation, where he has worked since 2013, most recently serving as vice president, digital and marketing technologies and services platforms. He has a background in retail systems strategy, design and implementation, and has prior e-commerce, mobile and retail software development experience from roles with Convergys Corporation and Verizon Wireless.

In a statement, Foot Locker President and CEO Richard Johnson, said, “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.”

Verma commented, “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.”