Target Corporation

August 2015 - present

Member, Board of Directors

Named to Target Board of Directors
May 2013 – November 2020
Talentsky, Inc.

July 2015 - present

Member, Board of Directors

Named to TalentSky's Board of Directors
July 2015 – November 2020

In 2015, I was named as a member of TalentSky's Board of Directors. I look forward to working with TalentSky as they transform the current employment system!

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

January 2008 - present

Member, Board of Directors

Safeway, Inc.

March 2004 - January 2015

Chief Executive Officer

May 2013 - January 2015

Robert Edwards served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Safeway Inc., one of the largest food retailers in North America based on sales. The company operates 1,638 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $44.2 billion in 2012. Mr. Edwards joined Safeway in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the company’s finance, control, accounting, treasury, planning, investor relations, risk management, information technology, real estate and legal functions. He was promoted to President of the company in April 2012, with additional responsibility for the company’s retail operations and marketing functions. Prior to joining Safeway, Mr. Edwards served as a senior executive at Maxtor Corporation, Imation Corporation and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation.
Employee Recognition Initiative
May 2013 – January 2015

During my tenure as CEO, I decided to implement a program where I met with entry level employees as often as possible and highlighted those who were high achievers in recorded town hall meetings. Our store employees are the lifeblood of the company and have their fingers on the pulse of our customers. As a people manager and executive, I've always felt that recognizing personal achievement and excellence serves to invigorate the organization.


April 2012 - January 2015

Chief Financial Officer

March 2004 - April 2012

KKR Financial Holdings LLC

November 2011 - April 2014

Member, Board of Directors

Flextronics International Ltd.

October 2008 - October 2012

Member, Board of Directors

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

January 2003 - October 2004

Member, Board of Directors

Maxtor Corporation

July 2003 - March 2004

Chief Financial Officer

Imation Corporation

February 1998 - August 2003

Chief Financial Officer

February 1999 - August 2003

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning

February 1998 - January 1999

Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines, Inc

December 1991 - January 1998

Senior Vice President of Business Development and Planning

January 1995 - January 1998

Chicago, IL, US

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

December 1991 - January 1995

Chicago, IL, US

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