Hoffman Estates, IL – CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading retail automotive technology company, recently announced that Mahesh Shah, 43, has joined the Company as executive vice president, chief product and technology officer (CPTO). Mahesh officially began this role on Monday, April 22, and will be based in the organization’s new San Jose office.
”Bringing more than 20 years of technology industry experience, I am thrilled to welcome Mahesh to CDK,” said Brian Krzanich, president and CEO, CDK Global. “I am confident that he has the talent, expertise and fresh perspective necessary to lead our innovation and R&D roadmap as we continue to pursue a growth strategy and modernize the industry’s core technologies.”
As CPTO, Mahesh will accelerate innovation, research and development, and building and testing for our product portfolio. Mahesh joins CDK from DXC Technology, where he most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of applications and global business process services.
“CDK is in a unique position to bring innovative technology that will solve the evolving automotive industry’s broad challenges, as well as the distinct obstacles facing our customers,” said Shah. “I have a great deal of trust in and respect for Brian Krzanich, and I am honored and eager to work under his leadership to develop technology that enables CDK to create great experiences for our dealer partners, OEMs and their customers.”
Prior to DXC Technology, Mahesh spent 16 years, in various roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) including building a consulting organization focused on M&A, serving as chief information officer, vice president, Product R&D and IT, and executive director, Security Product Management and Development, to name a few.
Early in his career, Mahesh was also a senior consultant for IBM Global Services, where he managed large-scale technology projects for many Fortune 100 companies. Mahesh earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in management information systems from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He has served on the board of advisors for several technology startups.