Executive Profile

Brian MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Brian MacDonald is the CEO of CDK Global and serves on our board of directors. Since joining CDK in 2016, Brian has led a company transformation that includes a “Customer First” focus.

“I am passionate about helping dealerships operate at peak performance and navigate a rapidly changing world. My leadership team and I regularly meet with our customers, major vehicle manufacturers and top technology partners involved in our business to ensure we are in-sync with the industry and ensuring we are driving dealer excellence.”

Prior to joining CDK, Brian served as CEO and president of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, and served as Interim CEO of Hertz Corporation. Prior to Hertz, Brian served as president and CEO of ETP Holdco Corporation, an entity formed following Energy Transfer Partners' $5.3 billion acquisition of Sunoco, Inc. where Brian had served as chairman, president and CEO. He was the chief financial officer at Sunoco and held senior financial roles at Dell, Inc. Prior to Dell, Brian spent more than 13 years in several financial management roles at General Motors Corporation in North America, Asia and Europe.

Brian earned an MBA from McGill University and a bachelor's degree from Mount Allison University. He previously served on the board of directors for CSC (now DXC), Sunoco, Sunoco Logistics and Ally Financial, Inc.

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