CDK Global Appoints Director of Global Talent Acquisition in Search by Hanold Associates

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CHICAGO (Nov. 11, 2020) – CDK Global, a $2 billion retail automotive technology company, has appointed Vishu Shankaran as Director of Global Talent Acquisition. Hanold Associates’ Ashley Schiele and Kile Hanold led the search.

Reporting directly to the VP of Global Talent and in partnership with key business leaders and HR centers of excellence, Shankaran will play a critical leadership role in developing and executing CDK’s strategic approach to talent attraction and hiring across the globe in support of the organization’s mission. She will also be accountable for delivering against shared goals such as tech modernization, data and analytics, inclusion and diversity, and values integration.

Prior to joining CDK, Shankaran served in various talent acquisition roles at Cognizant Technology Solutions and Wipro Technologies where she was responsible for talent strategy.

“As a truly global citizen steeped in tech recruiting, Vishu will bring a holistic, data-driven approach to CDK Global,” said Ashley Schiele, Hanold Partner. “She is a warm and wonderfully gifted talent acquisition executive, and I greatly enjoyed getting to know her throughout the process. We are excited to see her impact at CDK Global, and I can’t imagine a better fit for that organization!”

With $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 30,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.