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Abe Grupe

Chief Information Officer

Abe grew up in Ashland, Oregon, where he attended Ashland High School.  After graduation, he went on to study Computer Science and received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Oregon University in 2004. Upon graduation, Abe accepted a position with Lithia Motors, Inc. where he was promoted to Director and subsequently led multiple departments. During his tenure at Lithia Motors, Abe’s leadership modernized Data Center management, Cloud strategy, Network and System operations, and Front and Backend development fueling Lithia’s growth strategy.

In 2019, Abe took a position with Kelley Connect as the Vice President of the IT division.  There, he was responsible for strategy, architecture, service delivery teams and oversaw the relationship for dozens of small and mid-sized businesses.

Abe joined the KDP team in 2021 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for internal strategic initiatives and oversees technical aspects of KDP’s SOC 2 Audit practice.

Abe has many passions, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife, their two daughters, and their Yorkshire Terrier named Koa.