The face of Target’s media business is leaving the company at a time when competitors are ramping up their own offerings.
Kristi Argyilan, president of Roundel, will depart the Minneapolis-based chain on Oct. 30. Target is conducting an external search for her replacement, a spokeswoman says.
With the company since 2014, Argyilan led the rebranding effort last year from Target Media Network to Roundel. She also helped grow a partnership with Disney that included providing Target sales data to advertisers on Disney channels.
The Target spokeswoman said that Argyilan’s departure is not related to Roundel’s performance. “In fact, we’re incredibly pleased with the growth we’ve seen within our media business, and look forward to continuing to innovate in this space,” she said.