CDK Global To Create Chief Operating Officer Role

CDK Global To Create Chief Operating Officer Role

CFO Joe Tautges will assume the role upon appointment of a CFO successor.

CDK Global, a retail automotive technology company, has announced Its intention to create a chief operating officer (COO) role to better align functions and improve the overall effectiveness of the company’s North American business. The COO role will bring together the North America Sales and Customer Experience teams, as well as the DMS, CRM, Layered Applications, and Portfolio Business Units, to ensure the accountability and execution of a coordinated and focused plan.

Joe Tautges, executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), will assume the COO position effective upon appointing a successor to the CFO role.

“Adding this critical role will help us drive further our strategy for growth and continue our commitments to delivering the best support to our customers,” said Brian Krzanich, president and CEO, CDK Global. “In his more than three years at CDK, Joe has made tremendous contributions both inside and outside the finance area, which makes him the ideal leader to assume this position. Joe brings strong financial acumen, in-depth knowledge of both the automotive and technology industries, and a keen ability to drive our top-line growth, as well as manage the bottom line. I am confident in his ability to build on our momentum and carry us forward into the future.”

Tautges joined CDK Global in 2017 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. An internal and external search for a new CFO has already begun.

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