Dr Andrew Dean
VP Sales & Marketing
Dr Marc Shearer
Andrew joined the then Kerridge business in 2002 before it became ADP in late 2005, and more recently CDK Global, where he held the position of Services Director responsible for all ADP Layered Applications. Andrew was instrumental in reviewing and changing the ADP business model from the provision of hardware and its support to the supply of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) services. He also managed the continued development of new Layered Applications, which are now being rolled out globally.
He successfully grew the Services business unit through to 2009, at which point Andrew was promoted to take full operational responsibility for Russia and Middle East. Two years later, this role grew to encompass UK and Ireland for a brief period until Andrew was promoted to his current role in May 2011. As President of Automotive Retail International (ARI), Andrew is responsible for all CDK Global’s operations outside of North America and Canada.
Prior to CDK Global, Andrew had a background in Business Leadership in the Electronics and Software fields, including Military research and development, Commercial Radio and Aviation Systems Integration.
Andrew’s academic achievements include a 1st Class Honours Degree, a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.
Andy joined CDK Global in March 2014 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Automotive Retail International (ARI). As CFO, Andy reports directly to Al Nietzel and has direct responsibility for leading the ARI finance organization. Andy has an equally strong dotted-line reporting relationship to Andrew Dean and is a member of Andrew’s Executive Leadership Team.
Andy joined CDK (then ADP) with impressive experience and extensive financial management acumen. He is a Chartered Accountant who spent more than 15 years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a $14 billion US based global provider of information technology services and solutions. At CSC he, progressed through various positions of increasing responsibility and scope, including overseas assignments in Cape Town and Washington DC. Most recently, Andy was Finance Director for CSC’s largely software-based $1 billion Global Healthcare business.
Andy began his career with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and has a BSc from the University of Southampton. He is married with 4 children.
David joined CDK Global in September 2013 as Vice President of Sales for Automotive Retail International (ARI). He is responsible for sales strategy and execution and works closely with General Managers and Sales Directors around the world to help direct and focus our sales efforts.
David has over 20 years’ experience in International Sales, Regional and Managing Director roles for multinational organisations, including Inchcape plc, McAfee Inc, Novar plc and most recently in two companies under the Vista Equity Partners portfolio. This has covered a number of business sectors – Automotive, Software, Technology and FMCG. In addition David worked and lived abroad for nine years in Dubai, as well as managing businesses in over 35 countries.
David has an MBA from Manchester Business School, a BA in International Relations from Keele University. He is married with three children and is a keen road cyclist and golfer when time permits!
James started his CDK Global career as a Programmer, joining the then Kerridge business in 1994. He quickly progressed into a role of technical consultancy and became an influential addition to the team that originally introduced Autoline Revision 7 into the non-UK markets. A number of joint projects with Datapoint and the roll-out of the Daewoo European DMS project had James spending four years travelling extensively installing Revision 7 into businesses across the world. He then settled for a period of time in Seoul while working on the Samsung project. This interlude was followed by two other relocations to Switzerland and Germany, where he was closely engaged in the Mercedes Benz Smart Project and the roll-out of Autoline Revision 8.
Having played a vital role in establishing a global Autoline presence, James eventually transferred into the KSS Division, started in 2002. Within a year he was appointed Director of the Service Division, a role which he held until 2009 before being promoted to Vice President of Product Marketing for Layered Applications and becoming a key member of the Executive Leadership team. In 2012 James moved in to an operational role with what was then ADP France as VP Operations for France. In 2013 James extended his VP Operations role to include both the French and DACH Regions, and in 2014 he also took on the new Nordic East Region.
James’s academic background includes a BSc (Hons) in Business and Computer Science from Sheffield University, a MIAGe in Computing Business and French from the Universite of Bordeaux as well as an Executive MBA from Cranfield University Business School. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Kevin’s early career was in General Management in the drinks and financial services Industry where he ran both start-up and mature organisations across several European markets. A career in HR followed, initially in Learning & Development before ultimately holding an HR Director position with a major European insurance company.
Following 2 years studying an MBA Kevin managed a niche consulting firm dealing with Strategic Human Resources and Change Management across large parts of the world working with major organisations.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. MBA University of Bath.
Interests include running, literature and Queens Park Rangers FC.
Marc has been a part of the CDK Global operation since 1987, when he joined the (then Kerridge) business as a Senior Programmer. He was a member of the original team developing Autoline Revision 7 in 1988. He then moved on to new challenges by moving into the Commercial Division of the business. In 1997, Marc was appointed to the main board of Kerridge as Technical Director, responsible for both the Automotive and Commercial Divisions where he continued to apply his expertise to new areas of development.
Apart from playing an instrumental part in cultivating the growing relationship with Mercedes-Benz, Marc was heavily involved in a number of other key projects, including the Smart project and the subsequent launch of Autoline Revision 8. In parallel with these tasks, Marc also assisted in developing K8, the next generation product for the Commercial Division.
In 2005, when Kerridge was acquired by ADP, Marc was made Vice President of Research & Development and was also heavily involved in the integration project with ADP. In 2014, prior to the spinoff of CDK Global, Marc moved roles to become Vice President Product Marketing.
Between 1999 and 2009, Marc also served as a Non-executive Director of Newbury Building Society.
Marc’s academic achievements include a BSc (hons) 1st Class in Applied Mathematics from St Andrews University and an MBA with Distinction from Oxford Brookes University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer.
Neil joined CDK Global in June 2013 as Vice President of the UK Region. He has held senior positions within a number of large corporations and start-ups primarily within the automotive, digital and software sectors.
Before joining CDK Global (then ADP), he worked internationally with a Finnish technology partner to secure funding, form and launch GreyFinn, a B2B technology business focussed on Visitor Engagement and Conversion in the UK and Australia.
Prior to founding GreyFinn, Neil spent a number of years with Manheim International in a variety of positions most latterly as Director of Business Development and Strategy.
During his time at Manheim, Neil held a number of senior roles in product development, sales and general management and worked within the Retail Services division which provides products and services such as Motors.co.uk, RTC, eGoodManners and Portfolio.
Roger joined CDK Global as Vice President of R&D for Automotive Retail International (ARI) in August 2014. Prior to this, Roger held many executive positions in the IT world, most recently Vice President of the UK, Ireland and NL Software Delivery Organisation - CSC Healthcare, responsible for the delivery of new technology Healthcare IT Solutions supporting Revenue Cycle and Clinical Informatics areas within hospitals across his region.
Roger is also an experienced software and IT Executive with demonstrable expertise in driving profitable results and the transformation of organisations for improved quality and efficiencies through: resource and process realignment; increased product quality; improved technology platforms and reduction in development costs - driving customer satisfaction. Roger has a solid record of executive leadership encompassing entire Product and Services lifecycles and brings with him over 25 years of experience in commercial software products and services which includes senior positions at Siemens, Xerox and Unisys.
Roger has an MBA in Management Information Systems and is a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University. He was a frequent speaker on Organisational Leadership at Siemens Middle Management courses and has been involved in starting and positioning global diversity within organisations as strategic initiatives for business growth.
Russell was appointed Vice President of Legal in September 2006 shortly after the acquisition of the Kerridge business. Since joining the company, Russell has been a key authority on legal and compliance issues and has had close involvement on a wide range of projects also playing an integral part in numerous strategic business alliances and acquisitions.
Russell was born in Ireland where he lived until his early twenties obtaining a business degree at Trinity College, Dublin. He then spent three years working for law firms in Paris. After relocating to the UK, he qualified as a solicitor and worked for eight years in the corporate department of a major international law firm. This was followed by a three-year period as the Legal & Corporate Services Director of DHL UK & Ireland where he was responsible for the procurement, real estate and risk management functions in addition to legal matters.
Russell joined CDK Global (then ADP) in its infancy back in 1993, where he was initially responsible for a Ford-specific roll-out across the UK and Germany. When the Ford project came to an end, Russell was made Managing Director of Marketing Sales and Services (MSS) Ltd, a loss-making marketing database company that came under the ADP umbrella in 1997 following the acquisition of a company called GSI in France by ADP Employer Services. In the space of three years, ADP, with help from Russell, turned this company back into a profitable enterprise before successfully divesting it to TUP (now known as Polk).
In 2000, following the sale of MSS Ltd, Russell ran the UK-division of ADP Dealer Services out of Rotherham. However, in 2001, he moved on to a number of international assignments that included leading the Research and Development department and the International Manufacturer Relations (IMR) team prior to ADP acquiring Kerridge in late 2005.
Since the Kerridge acquisition, Russell has successfully headed up Marketing and Product Marketing, in addition to his IMR responsibilities. More recently, with the increased importance of international manufacturer relationships, Russell has focused solely on developing the IMR team and its vital partnerships with the leading manufacturers.
Prior to joining CDK Global, Russell held a series of both internal and field-based sales and marketing roles at Ford, culminating in the role of Dealer Systems Manager for Great Britain.
Russell has an Honours degree in Management Sciences specialising in Economics.
Haihong joined ADP Dealer Services on July 1st 2010, before it became CDK Global from Oct. 1st, 2014, as the President of Greater China. In this role, he was initially responsible for all service lines for existing customers including Account management, Consulting and Support, where he doubled business scale in about three years. The Sales function was later added to his responsibility, and CDK solutions were extended to China Dealer Group market under his leadership.
From April 2014, Japan was added to Haihong’s responsibility until further promotion to the current role by taking over entire Asia Pacific region on July 1st, 2016. As the VP and MD of CDK Asia Pacific, Haihong is responsible for all operations in the region which are located in eight operation centers supporting clients from 18+ countries and areas.
Before joining CDK Global, Haihong had nearly 15 years’ experience in managing and delivering IT solutions for various industries especially in implementing and running Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) and Supply Chain Management(SCM) solutions. From his first-hand experience in software development, IT solution management, IT consulting/training, project management, and IT product support and application maintenance, he developed a solid and full view of the Value Chain of an IT solution provider. Additional to multiple locations in Asia, Haihong has worked in Europe and North America also, which provides him with an international mind and understanding of multi-culture.
Haihong got a PhD in Industrial Engineering in Japan, and a Masters Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering in China.
In September 2005, Steve joined the Services Division of the then Kerridge business as Product Director for Office Systems solutions. This role entailed defining and executing product strategies for a number of key products, as well as the delivery of internal IT improvement projects.
More recently, in June 2009, Steve was asked to take ownership of an initiative to assess, identify and establish service quality and efficiency improvement programmes. This eventually led to his current role of Vice President for Implementation & Support, which he was promoted to in order to drive the required changes into the business. He is now responsible for applying operational best practices and efficiency initiatives across all Automotive Retail International (ARI) Support and Implementation teams.
Prior to CDK Global, Steve began his working career in 1988 with a 12-year period working for EDS in a variety of roles, including strategic business planning and managing improvement programmes. Steve eventually left EDS and became Commercial Director (EMEA) for a business developing infrastructure related services before launching a start-up business for managed infrastructure services in the UK.
Steve has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.
Vittorio began his career in the automotive IT sector as an Aftersales Consultant with Sicit, a niche software solutions provider targeting the automotive and transport sectors. After several years in sales and aftersales positions of increasing responsibility, Vittorio was promoted to Transport Business Unit Director and in 1992, became Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of Sicit.
CDK Global (then ADP) acquired Sicit in 1997, at which point Vittorio was appointed Vice President (VP) and General Manager (GM) of Dealer Services in Italy. In his time in the role, he brought the business market share to 50% through a number of very significant deals. During the period of time (1997-2003) he was VP & MD Italy and won 7 President Club, 2 Board of Directors and 1 Cristal Award. From 2004 he gone on to fill a number of senior roles, including VP Marketing Europe, VP Marketing & Sales Europe, VP Marketing, Sales & Channel strategy DS International and Sales and Channel Strategy for Dealer Services International.
Vittorio was instrumental in shaping the European Marketing & Product Marketing organisation of ADP and was involved in the acquisition and integration of TESOFT (ADP DS Spain) and Kerridge. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President & General Manager Continental Europe, once again taking on profit and loss responsibility. The geographical remit for this role expanded to include the Nordic region in January 2011 and Latin America in 2012.
Vittorio’s academic background includes an Electronic Engineering Degree and he is also a Chartered Engineer.