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Prior to CDK Global, Mahesh was the general manager and vice president, Acquisition and Divestiture, IT Consulting Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In this role, he established a new business to deliver consulting and technology services to assist clients in executing the IT aspects of an acquisition or divestiture. Mahesh held various roles throughout his 16-year tenure at HPE including Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Services and Software; IT separation leader; vice president, Product R&D and IT; executive director, Security Product Management and Development and several other executive roles in IT automation and cloud engineering.
Early in his career, Mahesh was also a senior consultant for IBM Global Services, where he managed large-scale technology projects for many Fortune 100 companies. He serves on the board of advisors for several technology startups.
Steven brings more than 25 years of engineering and product experience across a variety of industries, including automotive, telecommunication, financial, technology services and more.
Steven’s experience includes Vice President of Platform at Dealertrack Technologies where he successfully built the next generation 2.0 platform for dealers and lenders, and help created the integration platform for multiple Dealertrack products.
Early in his career, Steven was also Director of Development at Oracle Corp. where he was responsible to build Oracle CRM apps.
Steven holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering and a Master of Computer Science. He also has a Master’s in Geographic Information system from the Ohio State University.
Sandy Orlando is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at CDK Global. Sandy leads product lifecycle management from concept to launch. She is responsible for marketplace research, understanding customer requirements and partnering with engineering to deliver solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers that drive efficiency, transparency, and profitability.
Sandy is passionate about helping cloud software companies harness technology innovation to drive profitable growth. Her career has encompassed a wide variety of executive product and management roles focused on business transformation for companies like McAfee, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and SolarWinds. She is equally committed to advancing diversity in technology and serves as an advisor at Astia, a non-profit organization that fuels the growth of women-led ventures.
Rag Ramanathan is Sr. Director of Product Management for Fortellis. He drives platform, API, and App product management with a solid focus on customer success and stakeholder voices. Before joining CDK Global, Rag held platform, APIs, and data-related product leadership roles at several Silicon Valley start-ups like Apigee and Appcito and large enterprises, including VMware and Cognizant CenturyLink, D&B, and BEA Systems.
Rag’s technology career started with EDS Canada in GM’s Oshawa factory, where he developed assembly line production enhancement software. Rag is passionate about delivering easier-to-use products and solutions that offer quick time to value for customers.
Leigh Ann Conver is Sr. Director of Product Marketing for the CDK Data and Platform portfolio (which includes Fortellis, Neuron and Data Services). She drives the go-to-market strategy for the portfolio, with an emphasis on meeting the buyer's needs and experience. Her team ensures that Fortellis lives up to its goal of a platform where the automotive technology industry can connect, collaborate and innovate.
Leigh Ann brings 20+ years of experience in retail automotive data integration and insights. She has been with Fortellis since its launch in 2018.
Ganesh Ramanan is a Vice President of Engineering at CDK Global. He currently leads the software engineering organization for Fortellis, and brings over 25 years of software engineering experience, including over a decade of leadership and management experience. During his career with CDK and the automotive industry, Ganesh has built and/or led the architecture/development of platforms, applications, shared services, and modernization programs across both Dealer and Consumer facing solutions, spanning multiple domains within the vertical.
Ganesh is passionate about leveraging engineering excellence to solve complex problems at scale, and drive business results. He strongly believes in, and strives to be an enabler for his teams so they can achieve their goals. He enjoys building Agile teams that focus on systematically delivering value, and in inculcating a culture of continuous improvement in them.