We reported back in December about the CDK Global CEO transition plan in which Brian P. MacDonald was going to succeed Steve Anenen as CEO of the organization. CDK Global has announced today in a company press release the transition has occurred.
In a statement, outgoing CEO Anenen said, “It has been my honor to have served as chief executive officer and as a director of CDK. I am pleased to say that Brian has quickly come to understand and appreciate CDK and our industry. Additionally, the transformation plan to significantly improve CDK’s earnings is well underway, making it the right time to hand over the reins. I am confident that CDK will continue to thrive under Brian’s leadership.”
Also speaking about the transition was MacDonald who said in a company release, “We are grateful for Steve’s contributions to CDK’s success. Our work together over the past few months has laid the foundation for a seamless transition and I am excited to take on the CEO role at this important time in our development as a public company. My focus will continue to be on successfully executing CDK’s transformation and delivering long-term value for shareholders, clients and associates well into the future.”
MacDonald has been serving as President of CDK Global since Jan. 1, 2016. Anenen will remain with the organization in an advisory role to MacDonald until June 30, 2016.