A leading retail automotive tech firm, CDK Industrial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), has publicized that Kirsten Garen will be the company’s new Chief Information Officer ( CIO). She is also going to be an executive leadership committee member.
Kirsten Garen has a Bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her major job will be to support CDK Global’s clients, partners, and staff. Furthermore, Garen will also introduce an IT strategy to implement innovation and service effectiveness.
Garen has diverse experience in leading transitions of customer-centric, rising companies with more than 30 years of experience in technology, and organizational positions. Most lately, she worked as CIO for California’s Delta Dental, where she headed all roles of technology. She worked as CIO for Bank of the West before Delta Dental. At VISA, Charles Schwab, and Bankers Trust, Garen has also served in senior executive technology and operations positions.
Mahesh Shah, Executive Vice President, and Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, CDK Global, said in a welcoming statement that her capability to streamline organizational implementation and technology transition with market performance makes her the right fit to drive CDK’s vision to modernize, transform and sustain a digital world for our consumers and employees.
CDK Global (CDK) has revealed a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share outstanding on December 30, 2020, to investors of record at the close of business on December 1, 2020.