HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDK) today announced that Brian P. MacDonald, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the auto industry and in leading corporate transformations, has been appointed to CDK's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. MacDonald most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz Rental Equipment Corporation, and, from September 2014 to November 2014, as interim CEO of Hertz Corporation. He previously served as President and CEO of ETP Holdco Corp., an entity formed following Energy Transfer Partners' $5.3 billion acquisition of Sunoco, Inc. in 2012. Prior to that acquisition, Mr. MacDonald served as Chairman, President and CEO of Sunoco. He joined the company in 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure at Sunoco, the company undertook a substantial restructuring to strengthen and transform the organization and better position it for growth. Sunoco exited unprofitable operations, significantly reduced costs, improved efficiencies, and refocused on established high-return businesses. Mr. MacDonald has also held executive management roles at Dell, General Motors Corporation, and Isuzu Motors Limited. He currently serves on the board of directors of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) and previously served as a director of Ally Financial, Inc. (NYSE:ALLY).
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Brian to the CDK Board of Directors," said Leslie A. Brun, Non-Executive Chairman of CDK Global's Board of Directors. "Brian's considerable experience in the auto, leasing and technology sectors, as well as in leading a major repositioning at Sunoco, is directly relevant to the work of the CDK Board in overseeing the company's strategic transformation. His appointment reflects our continued commitment to strong governance. We are confident that his expertise and perspective will complement and strengthen the Board's capabilities as we continue to focus on generating substantial value for our shareholders."
Steven J. Anenen, President and CEO of CDK Global, said: "Brian's significant financial, operational and international expertise will be valuable additions to our Board, as we work to enhance CDK's market leadership position and execute our plans to strengthen our financial performance."
Mr. MacDonald said, "I am honored to join the CDK Board of Directors. The company has a strong foundation and is a clear, differentiated market leader with a history of growth. I am excited to collaborate with my fellow directors and the management team to further strengthen the Company and deliver superior value to shareholders."
With the addition of Mr. MacDonald, the CDK Board consists of eight directors, all of whom are independent other than Mr. Anenen.
About CDK Global
With nearly $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global™ is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry and adjacencies. CDK Global provides solutions in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 26,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK Global's solutions automate and integrate critical workflow processes from pre-sale targeted advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence. Visit cdkglobal.com.
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