HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Auto technology firm CDK Global Inc. announced that Mahesh Shah has joined the company as executive vice president and chief product and technology officer, based in the company’s new San Jose, Calif., 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.”

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