In his new role as senior vice president, business leader, CRM and layered applications for CDK Global, Scott Thompson will set the strategy for the CDK and DMS-agnostic layered applications such as CRM, service, desking, menu, F&I, inventory, credit services and other layered apps.
Thompson, who will be based in the company’s Austin, Texas office, was most recently with Austin-based Epicor Software Corp.
At that company, he was most recently head of automotive and business products. He was responsible for various hardware and software products that sell into and outside of the automotive industry.
In 2007, Scott became president and chief executive officer at Internet AutoParts Inc., which provided technology to auto parts distributors that supported their service-shop customers. Epicor purchased that company in 2012.
“As a market leader, and under the leadership of Brian Krzanich, CDK is poised for significant short- and long-term growth,” Thompson said in a news release. “I am excited by the many opportunities in front of this tremendous organization and the automotive industry at large, and am thrilled to be stepping into a brand new role leading a best-in-class portfolio of solutions.”
He continued, “Throughout my career, I have been driven by helping customers win, and I am looking forward to developing and cultivating long-standing relationships with CDK customers, built on trust, and reinforced by demonstrated, continuous success.”