Jodie Kautt

Jodie Kautt

Vice president of cybersecurity, Target Corp.

Description

Jodie Kautt oversees Target’s cybersecurity and manages the Minneapolis-based retailer’s Cyber Fusion Center, which detects and mitigates threats around the clock. Under her leadership, cybersecurity has become deeply embedded across Target’s business to help the company stay ahead of emerging risks in a digital-first world. Recognizing the need for a more holistic approach, Kautt proposed combining cybersecurity and fraud, a merger of teams that occurred in late 2020. A 15-year Target veteran, Kautt is a member of its Technology Diversity Action Committee. She helped launch programming to strengthen the pipeline of diverse senior engineering managers.