Kamau Witherspoon

Kamau Witherspoon
Kamau Witherspoon
Chief Executive Officer
Named CEO of same-day delivery company Shipt in March 2022, Kamau Witherspoon oversees Shipt’s continued expansion as a leading same-day delivery player, retail and brand partner, and diverse, equitable and inclusive Birmingham technology employer. A people-first, purpose-driven leader, Kamau brings over 25 years of experience in high-growth industries including retail, healthcare and foodservice/restaurants.

Kamau’s past leadership positions include SVP of Operational Performance at UnitedHealthcare, Chief Restaurant Excellence Officer at Yum! Brands and most recently, SVP of Operations at Target. At Target, he led the company’s operational planning and prioritization, partner operations, M&A integration and process improvement initiatives across supply chain, stores and properties.

Kamau serves on the National Retail Properties board of directors and he is an active member of the community as a member of the Executive Leadership Council which increases opportunities for Black executives in business and he a board member of Propser Birmingham, a coalition of leaders committed to creating a more vibrant, racially and gender inclusive economy. He and his family reside in Birmingham, Alabama where Shipt’s headquarters is located.

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January 14
11:30 am12:00 pm

Target continues to invest in building capacity to meet guest demand – an approach that utilizes the company’s growing sortation center network. Using its stores’ backrooms, Target team members pick and pack digital orders from guests. Packed orders are retrieved several times a day, transported to the nearest sortation center for sorting, and then routed for delivery. Target’s sortation… Read more