Kirsten Garen is the chief information officer (CIO) of CDK Global. She is also a member of the executive leadership team. In her role, Garen executes IT strategy to drive innovation and operational excellence in support of the customers, partners and employees of CDK Global.
With more than 30 years of experience in technology and operations roles, Garen has diverse experience in driving transformations in customer-centric, growing organizations. Most recently, she served as CIO for Delta Dental of California where she led all technology functions. Prior to Delta Dental, she served as CIO for Bank of the West. Garen has also held senior executive technology and operations roles at VISA, Charles Schwab and Bankers Trust. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.