Mike Cannata

Mike Cannata - Pannelist at the Retail Works Summit
Michael Cannata

Mike is currently the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at Target Corporation. His responsibilities include leading the network of TA leaders and recruiters for Target store and supply chain locations nationwide. Mike and his team are focused on defining the future workforce, exploring new staffing models, and attracting the right talent to ensure Target achieves its talent objectives in support of the company’s purpose.

During his time at Target, Mike has held a variety of positions and enjoyed a diverse set of career experiences. Mike began his Target career in 2005 as a Store Leader, grand opening a new retail location. With a strong passion for leading and developing teams, Mike transitioned his career from operations into HR, holding several multi-unit leadership roles at the local and regional levels supporting Target Stores. He has been in his current role since June of 2017.

Prior to joining Target, Mike held retail leadership positions at Circuit City and Sears and Roebuck. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Having been in retail now for over 20 years, Mike is passionate about the career opportunities retail can provide. He is committed to building great teams and providing meaningful growth opportunities resulting in success for both the individual and the business.

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