HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — CDK Global Inc. today announced the appointment of Daniel P. Flynn to president of CDK North America. He currently serves as as executive vice president of business transformation and succeeds Robert N. Karp, who is leaving the company. These changes take effect Dec. 1, 2017.
Flynn joined CDK Global in early 2016 as corporate vice president of business transformation and was responsible for guiding the execution of the company’s multi-year transformation to improve customer service and financial performance.
“Dan Flynn is a seasoned operating executive who has seen significant success bringing process, discipline and rigor to the execution of CDK’s multi-year business transformation effort,” said CEO Brian MacDonald. “He brings that same focus to growing CDK’s North America business while driving additional service improvements for our dealer customers. We are fortunate to have someone of Dan’s caliber take on this important leadership role at CDK.”
Flynn previously served as senior vice president of rent-a-car operations for Hertz North America, where he had full profit-and-loss responsibility for an organization with $6.6 billion in annual revenue, $9.5 billion in fleet assets under management, and 23,000 employees across North America. Flynn led an executive team of 10 that oversaw all aspects of operations, including service delivery, store network management, staffing, customer satisfaction, cost control and fleet lifecycle management. He was also responsible for maintenance of a 500,000-unit fleet and for the process of ensuring 200,000-units were ready for sale each year via auction, direct-to-dealer and direct-to-consumer channels.
“All of us at CDK want to express our appreciation to Bob Karp for his more than 20 years of service to the company and the auto industry,” MacDonald said. “Also, I want to personally thank Bob for helping me during my transition to CEO and for his support of our ongoing business transformation. We are grateful for his many contributions to CDK and wish him all the best.”