CDK to Transition to New President, CEO

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Steven Anenen

CDK Global will make changes at the highest level of leadership next year.

The company implemented a “leadership transition plan” on Monday (Dec. 14) in which Brian MacDonald, who serves on the CDK Board of Directors, will take over as CEO in place of Steven Anenen by June 30, 2016, according to a news release. 

Starting Jan. 1, MacDonald becomes the company president and will work alongside Anenen, who steps down after a 40-year career, during the transition.

MacDonald recently served as the president and CEO of Hertz Rental Equipment Corp. and has worked as president and CEO of ETP Holdco Corp. and as president and CEO of Sunoco, where he led significant and successful business transformation efforts.

“It has been a privilege and a highlight of my professional career to work alongside the dedicated and talented associates at CDK and to serve our clients worldwide,” Anenen said. “Since our successful spinoff from ADP, we have developed and are executing a transformation plan that will serve as a foundation for continued value creation and success, and I believe now is the logical time for me to begin the process of turning the reins over to CDK’s next CEO. I am committed to supporting a seamless transition and have great confidence in CDK’s ability to continue to thrive under Brian’s leadership.”

MacDonald was appointed to the CDK board in June 2015.

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