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Prior to joining CDK Global, Brian Krzanich served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Intel from May 2013 to June 2018. As CEO, he led Intel’s corporate strategy and operations, including development of Intel’s business model and identifying emerging technologies. While serving in this role, Mr. Krzanich was credited for diversifying the Company’s product offerings and workforce.
He joined Intel in 1982 as an engineer, became a corporate vice president in 2006, and served until 2010 as vice president and general manager of Assembly and Test. He was senior vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Supply Chain from 2010 to 2012. He became executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2012, responsible for global manufacturing, supply chain, human resources, and information technology.
Brian earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from San Jose State University. He has served on the Boards of Deere & Company and Semiconductor Industry Association, as well as the Drone Advisory Committee, which advises the Federal Aviation Administration.
Brian, his wife Brandee, and two daughters reside in the Bay area.
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.
Indira brings 25+ years of experience leading engineering and product management across consumer and enterprise domains.
Prior to joining CDK Global, Indira created the function of Infrastructure Analytics at Salesforce and was responsible for their supply chain software systems. Earlier in her career, she worked in various technical and leadership roles at Yahoo, Veritas Technologies and Sun Microsystems across Advertising, Big Data and Distributed Systems technologies.
Indira holds a MS degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Andhra University, India.
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.
David brings 30+ years of experience leading technology and operational leadership at both private and publicly held companies including, SunGard Availability Services, Bulldog Solutions, Harte Hanks and Output Technologies, Inc. In addition to holding positions such as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer, David is recognized for his innate understanding of and ability to operate a business.
Throughout his career, David has led and guided businesses in developing their strategic vision and optimizing core operating processes.
Nikhil brings 20+ years of experience in enterprise architecture, engineering management, product management, and product development. Through his work, Nikhil has delivered state-of-the-art complex, enterprise-class distributed products at companies like Viasat, PayPal, eBay, Sun, Silicon Graphics and MCI/Systemhouse.
Prior to joining CDK Global, Nikhil led strategy and technology for Viasat’s global broadband platform, driving platform and digital transformation by facilitating innovation for mobility in aviation, maritime and connected cars. At PayPal, Nikhil led product management and strategy for API platform and infrastructure.
Nikhil has a strong product and technology background with deep understanding of platforms (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), API management, cloud computing, application frameworks, and engineering design methodologies. Nikhil is a strategic and creative thinker with broad understanding of impact of technology trends on business strategies augmented by depth in microservices architecture, API management, messaging and distributed computing.
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.