former Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Target Corporation, and Founder and CEO of North Coast Ventures
Casey Carl is the founder and CEO of North Coast Ventures, a strategic advising and early stage venture investment company specializing in the future of retail, brands, experience design, leadership and organizational transformation. A 20-year retail veteran and industry thought leader, Casey most recently served as the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Target Corporation, leading enterprise strategy, innovation, corporate development, and data analytics and data science. He led the omnichannel transformation of the company, including the turnaround of Target.com, created several new capabilities such as innovation, loyalty mobile marketing and data science, and spent several years running large portions of merchandising and operations. Casey is a board member, advisor and investor for several startups, sat on Advisory Councils for Google and the Retail Industry Association, is a faculty member and advisor for Next 50 and Women's Executive 50 leadership programs, and has guest lectured at several universities on modern leadership and the future of commerce and experience design. Casey was a graduate of St. Olaf College with a double major in Philosophy and History and completed his Masters in Secondary Education coursework at St. Thomas University. He spends his free time with family, traveling, playing and coaching soccer.