What’s my experience

Kozlak Capital Partners LLC

November 2017 - present

Founder and CEO

Truckee, CA, US

I founded a private consulting firm in November of 2017. We offer strategic advisory services, independent board engagement, as well as private consulting and investments.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

March 2016 - October 2017

Global Senior Vice President and Senior Business Advisor

New York City, NY, US

Joined Alibaba Group in February 2016 in a newly created role to help drive Alibaba’s international expansion outside of China. As its first Global SVP of HR, created the worldwide talent and capability strategies for Alibaba to globalize, and served as a Senior Business Advisor to Leadership.

Target Corporation

July 2001 - July 2016

EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

July 2006 - July 2016

Saint Paul, MN, US

Comprehensively set the strategy for Target’s global workforce of over 350,000 team members during an era of profitable growth for the company. Trustee of Target Foundation. Board Liason.

General Counsel, Owned Brand Sourcing and Labor and Employment

July 2001 - July 2006

Held a variety of legal and leadership business roles from 2001 to 2006.

Greene Espel PLLP

July 1995 - July 2001


Saint Paul, MN, US

Partner in the litigation boutique law firm Greene Espel, PLLP, focusing on complex business litigation, securities, corporate governance, and executive compensation matters.

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly

July 1990 - July 1995

Senior Associate

Saint Paul, MN, US

Arthur Anderson & Co.

July 1985 - July 1987

Public Accountant

My education

Stanford University

September 2018 - August 2019

DCI Fellowship

University of Minnesota Law School

August 1987 - June 1990

Doctor of Law-JD

Minneapolis, MN, US

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

August 1980 - June 1984

Bachelors Degree

Minneapolis, MN, US

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