Thread regarding CDK Global Inc. layoffs

Rajiv Amar Out at CDK Global!!!!

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.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-1tssz

And the divestiture begins

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/06/27/1875645/0/en/CDK-Global-Announces-Plan-to-Divest-Digital-Marketing-Business.html

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-1pwgs

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.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-9jan

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.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-8myl

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!!

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-7ycj

It’s being withheld since he’s also Silicon Valley based and will be rebuilding engineering in his newly leased offices.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-6chx

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!

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-4brg

as a former employee who voluntarily left, I would strongly consider rejoining CDK with McD and Rajiv out.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-1czx

LaGreca changes a lot over the last few years - hopefully his appointment will be short lived.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-1zqc

Don't be too happy, LaGreca will be far worse!

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-1par

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.

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-xpe

Who’s taking over??

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Post ID: @YnH3QIB-smp

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.

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