CDK Global Elects Robert Tarkoff to Board of Directors

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDK Global, Inc. announced today that Robert “Rob” M. Tarkoff has been elected to CDK’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Tarkoff has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Lithium Technologies, a San Francisco-based computer software as a service (SaaS) platform leader in social customer solutions, since 2011. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Enterprise Solutions at Adobe Systems, Inc., and prior to that served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Ventures, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Input Management Software business of EMC Corporation, as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for EMC Software, and as the head of EMC's software outsourcing business. Prior to the acquisition of Documentum, Inc. by EMC, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Documentum, where he was responsible for all strategic merger and acquisition activity, partner initiatives, indirect channel revenue, and product management. Before joining Documentum, Mr. Tarkoff was Executive Vice President at Commerce One, a business-to-business marketplace software solutions company, and served as a securities associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Tarkoff previously served on the boards of three publicly traded software companies, Onyx Software Corporation, Borland Software, and Advent Software. He received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and graduated with a B.A. from Amherst College

“Rob brings very strong software industry experience to CDK, and we’re pleased to add additional depth and breadth of experience to our Board,” said Leslie Brun, non-executive chairman of CDK Global. “We look forward to benefitting from Rob’s perspective as we build on our strong momentum to continue increasing value for shareholders.”

“As we execute our transformation plan and implement our strategy to connect dealers even more closely to consumers, Rob’s expertise will be a valuable addition to our Board,” said Brian MacDonald, chief executive officer at CDK Global.

“I am very pleased to join the CDK Board at this pivotal time for the Company,” said Robert Tarkoff. “This Board has shown its commitment to taking swift action that will create operational efficiencies and enable the Company to meet its financial goals, while strengthening the customer experience. It is a privilege to join CDK, and I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors and CDK’s talented management team as they execute their plans to enable the company to fulfill its potential.”

He fills a vacancy on the Board, which now consists of eight directors, all of whom are independent other than Chief Executive Officer Brian MacDonald.

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About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq:CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit

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