Just announced moments ago from the CDK CEO Brian Krzanich. Rajiv Amar Out at CDK Global!!!!
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Wow, I can only be happy that whoever’s left in the digital technology department will be free to find jobs and experience what good engineering leadership looks like after the CDK accountant-turned-cto idiocracy.
My new favorite Rajiv quip: “stfu and make change!”. I guess that’s what happened here.
And the divestiture begins
I have to agree about Shah. I see more bloodletting in the future which hopefully will not kill the patient. My advice is be gone before then or hope for a decent severance package. Or maybe you'll be invited to take a position in San Jose.
Food for thought: Mahesh Shah is previously senior vice president of DXC. DXC was created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. At HPE, Shah "established a new business to deliver consulting and technology services to assist clients in executing the IT aspects of an acquisition or divestiture," such aspects usually involving cost-cutting, off-shoring, downsizing, benefit reductions, or ... . Brian MacDonald was long time on the board of CSC, and learned whatever he knew about putting tech businesses through the wringer there. If you were writing a short-list of firms that might acquire CDK, DXC would be on it.
Mahesh Shah will be joining CDK Global as executive vice president, chief product and technology officer replacing Rajiv Amar at CDK Global and will be based in the new San Jose Tech Center!!
It’s being withheld since he’s also Silicon Valley based and will be rebuilding engineering in his newly leased offices.
There will be a new CTO. He’s already been hired but are withholding his name until his company can announce some developments. Thank Goodness!
as a former employee who voluntarily left, I would strongly consider rejoining CDK with McD and Rajiv out.
LaGreca changes a lot over the last few years - hopefully his appointment will be short lived.
Don't be too happy, LaGreca will be far worse!
David LaGreca, vice president, product management, has agreed to serve as the interim head of the product and development organization. A new leader will be named in the near future.
Who’s taking over??
Words cannot convey the overwhelming sense of relief being expressed by current and former engineers; same goes among current and former product managers. Thank you, Brian Krzanich, for validating what’s been shared on this board. We are grateful.