HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — CDK Global Inc. announced that Scott Thompson has joined its executive leadership team as senior vice president, business leader, CRM and layered applications. Scott will be based in the company’s Austin, Texas, office.

“Scott is a seasoned and proven industry leader who is passionate about business growth, and relentlessly focuses on delivering for customers,” said Brian Krzanich, president and CEO of CDK Global. “These qualities align well to our organizational priorities, making him an ideal match for this new and exciting role. I am delighted that Scott will bring his skills and experience to CDK, and am confident that he can help us realize the growth we aim to achieve.”

Thompson joins CDK from Austin-based Epicor Software Corp., where he most recently served as head of automotive and business products. As a member of Epicor’s leadership team, he was responsible for a broad range of hardware and software solutions that sell both into and outside of the automotive industry.

“Throughout my career, I have been driven by helping customers win.”

In this new role, Thompson, 58, will set the strategy for the CDK and DMS-agnostic layered applications including CRM, service, desking, menu, F&I, inventory, and credit services.

“As a market leader, and under the leadership of Brian Krzanich, CDK is poised for significant short- and long-term growth,” said Thompson. “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. 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.”

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