Retail automotive technology company CDK Global named Mahesh Shah executive vice president, chief product and technology officer.
CDK said in a news release that Shah will accelerate innovation, research and development, and building and testing for its product portfolio.
He most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of applications and global business process services for DXC Technology.
Before his time at DXC Technology, Shah served in various positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprises for 16 years. At that company, he built a consulting organization focused on M&A, serving in roles such as chief information officer, vice president, product R&D and IT, and executive director, security product management and development.
Shah will be based in the organization’s new San Jose, Calif., office.
“CDK is in a unique position to bring innovative technology that will solve the evolving automotive industry’s broad challenges, as well as the distinct obstacles facing our customers,” Shah said. “I have a great deal of trust in and respect for [president and chief executive officer] Brian Krzanich, and I am honored and eager to work under his leadership to develop technology that enables CDK to create great experiences for our dealer partners, OEMs and their customers.”
“Bringing more than 20 years of technology industry experience, I am thrilled to welcome Mahesh to CDK,” Krzanich said. “I am confident that he has the talent, expertise and fresh perspective necessary to lead our innovation and R&D roadmap as we continue to pursue a growth strategy and modernize the industry’s core technologies.”