John Mulligan, Target Corp.

2014 Power 50 Other Retailers Selling Food: No. 4 John Mulligan Interim president and CEO, and CFO Target Corp. Key Developments: Continuing to recover from a data breach while  restructuring management. What’s Next: Selecting a permanent CEO.

It wasn’t a merry Christmas for Target, and how happy the year that’s followed will be  remains to be seen.

Overseeing the operation on a temporary basis is John Mulligan, the company’s CFO, who was named interim president and CEO in May following the abrupt resignation of Gregg Steinhafel after 35 years with the company. Steinhafel was named Target president in 1999, CEO in 2008 and chairman in 2009.

Mulligan is on record as saying he does not want the CEO post permanentl

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