Brian Garofola

Chief Technology Officer

Brian has more than 15 years in engineering and leadership experience including roles as a startup co-founder and Global Vice President of Engineering at CDK Global, a Fortune 1000 technology firm serving the automotive industry.  Brian was part of the senior leadership team that helped CDK navigate a successful spinoff from ADP.  At ADP & CDK, Brian led engineering initiatives ranging networked video and audio solutions to digital marketing and CRM platforms.  He is passionate about building solutions with a relentless focus on the customer that leverage the advantages of cloud-native architectures and approaches enabled by rapid learning cycles based on continuous delivery.

Brian is a New York-native living in the Chicago suburbs and when not working, enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and two sons, Aiden and Hudson. He is an avid skier who loves to be up in the mountains and almost half-way to his goal of skiing on all 7 continents.  Brian is a proud graduate of Marist College with a degree in Information Technology and was a four-year starter on the Red Foxes division 1 men’s soccer team.