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Doug Merritt

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Merritt has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since 2015. Previously, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Richard Campione

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Richard Campione has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer since 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Campione served as President and CEO at Findly LLC, a provider of talent acquisition SaaS solutions, from 2015 to 2016. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Campione served as President, Cloud and Business Intelligence Division at ServiceSource International, Inc., a SaaS and managed service provider, and in late 2014 served as an advisor to ServiceSource. Mr. Campione was an advisor and consultant at Campione Consulting from 2011 to 2015. In 2012, Mr. Campione served as SVP, Engineering and SaaS Operations at C3 Solutions Inc., a logistics software company. Previously, Mr. Campione held executive management positions at SAP A.G., an enterprise software company, and also had an extensive tenure with Siebel Systems, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation), a customer relationship management software company. Mr. Campione served as a member of the board of directors of ServiceSource from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Campione holds two B.S. degrees and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David F. Conte

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

David F. Conte has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Conte served as Chief Financial Officer at IronKey, Inc., an internet security and privacy company, from 2009 to 2011. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Conte was engaged in various personal investing activities. Previously, Mr. Conte served as Chief Financial Officer of Opsware, Inc., a software company, from 2006 until 2007 when Opsware was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company. He also served as Opsware's Vice President of Finance from 2003 to 2006 and as Corporate Controller from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Conte began his career at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Conte holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tracy Edkins

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tracy Edkins has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. Prior to joining us, Ms. Edkins served as Vice President of Human Resources, Global Product and Technology at eBay, an e-commerce company, from 2012 to 2015. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Edkins served as Senior Director, Human Resources at eBay. Previously, Ms. Edkins served in a variety of senior management roles at Starbucks, Blast Radius and Business Objects. Ms. Edkins holds an advanced B.A. from the University of Manitoba.

Rick Fitz

Senior Vice President, IT Markets

Rick Fitz has served as our Senior Vice President, IT Markets since 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Fitz served as our Vice President of IT Markets, from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Fitz served as Vice President of Product Strategy and Management at MarkMonitor, a Thomson Reuters company, from 2013 to 2014. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Fitz served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at CA Technologies, a software company. Previously, Mr. Fitz served in a variety of senior management positions at Network General, BMC Software, Peregrine Corporation and Remedy Corporation. Mr. Fitz holds a BSCE degree from University of the Pacific and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.

Brian Goldfarb

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Brian Goldfarb has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Goldfarb served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of App Cloud at Salesforce.com, a provider of enterprise cloud computing software, from 2015 to 2016. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Goldfarb served as Head of Marketing of Cloud Platform at Google, an Internet services and products company. Previously, Mr. Goldfarb served in product marketing and product management roles at Microsoft from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Goldfarb holds a B.A. from Duke University.

Ammar Maraqa

Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy

Ammar Maraqa has served as our Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy since 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Maraqa served as our Vice President, Business Operations, from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Maraqa served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2008 to 2015. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Maraqa served as Executive Director, Pricing and Business Analytics and Director, Product Management at Dell Inc., an information technology and services company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Maraqa served as a senior associate at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Mr. Maraqa holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sendur Sellakumar

Vice President, Cloud

Sendur Sellakumar has served as our Vice President, Cloud since 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Sellakumar served as our Vice President, Corporate Development, from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sellakumar served as Vice President of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, a financial services company, from 2007 to 2013. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Sellakumar served as an investment banking associate at Credit Suisse, a financial services company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sellakumar served several engineering roles at enterprise technology companies, including Qualcomm and Autodesk. Mr. Sellakumar holds a B.S. from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Haiyan Song

Senior Vice President, Security Markets

Haiyan Song has been with Splunk since 2014 and currently serves as our Senior Vice President, Security Markets. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Song served as Vice President and General Manager of HP ArcSight, a security and compliance management company previously acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Song served as Vice President of Engineering at ArcSight. Ms. Song previously served as Vice President of Engineering at SenSage, an event data warehousing company, from 2004 to 2005. Ms. Song started her career at IBM/Informix, a database software company. Ms. Song holds a M.S. from Florida Atlantic University and studied Computer Science in Tsinghua University in China.

Susan St. Ledger

President, Worldwide Field Operations

Susan St. Ledger has served as our President, Worldwide Field Operations since 2017. Prior to this role, Ms. St. Ledger served as our Chief Revenue Officer from 2016 to 2017. Prior to joining us, Ms. St. Ledger served as Chief Revenue Officer, Marketing Cloud at salesforce.com, a provider of enterprise cloud computing software, from 2012 to 2016. In 2012, Ms. St. Ledger served as President, Buddy Media, a social media marketing platform that was acquired by salesforce.com. Previously, Ms. St. Ledger served in a variety of senior sales management roles at salesforce.com and Sun Microsystems. Ms. St. Ledger holds a B.S. degree from the University of Scranton.

Leonard R. Stein

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Leonard R. Stein has served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer since 2017. Prior to this role, Mr. Stein served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, from 2011 to 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Stein served in various executive positions including President and Chief Legal Officer at Jackson Family Enterprises, Inc., a luxury wine maker, from 2004 to 2010. From 2010 through 2011, Mr. Stein served as a board advisor to two private companies and as an independent consultant. Mr. Stein served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Overture Services, Inc., an internet commercial search services company, from 2003 until it was acquired by Yahoo! Inc., in 2003. Mr. Stein holds a B.A. from Yale College, an M.A. from Yale University Graduate School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sara Baack

Chief Marketing Officer, Equinix, Inc.

Sara Baack has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Since 2012, Ms. Baack has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company. Prior to joining Equinix, she served in various executive positions at Level 3 Communications Inc., a provider of integrated communications services, most recently as Senior Vice President, Voice Services from 2007 to 2012 and in other leadership positions in the company from 2000 to 2007. Prior to Level 3, she worked in financial services investing private equity for PaineWebber Capital (since acquired by UBS Group AG). Ms. Baack holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mark Carges

Independent Board Member and Former CTO of eBay Inc.

Mark Carges has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer of eBay Inc., an e-commerce company, from September 2009 to September 2014. Mr. Carges was a member of the eBay Inc. leadership team since September 2008, overseeing eBay Inc.’s platform strategy, as well as having overall responsibility for technology, software development and site operations for eBay.com. Prior to joining eBay Inc., Mr. Carges was Executive Vice President, Products and General Manager, for the Business Interaction Division at BEA Systems, a provider of enterprise application infrastructure software which was acquired by Oracle in April 2008. During more than a decade at BEA, Mr. Carges held a variety of senior technology leadership roles, including Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Carges began his career at Bell Labs as one of the original architects of Tuxedo, software for constructing highly scalable transaction processing applications. Mr. Carges has served as a member of the board of directors of Veeva Systems Inc., a provider of industry cloud solutions for the global life sciences industry, since 2017. Mr. Carges holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MS from New York University.

John G. Connors

Managing Partner, Ignition Partners

John G. Connors has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Since 2005, Mr. Connors has been a managing partner at Ignition Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining Ignition Partners, Mr. Connors served in various management positions at Microsoft Corporation from 1989 to 2005, including most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Connors has served as a member of the board of directors of NIKE, Inc. since 2005. Mr. Connors holds a B.A. from the University of Montana.

Doug Merritt

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Merritt has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since 2015. Previously, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Patricia B. Morrison

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cardinal Health

Patricia B. Morrison was appointed as a member of our board of directors in April 2013. Since 2009, Ms. Morrison has served as Executive Vice President, Customer Support Services and Chief Information Officer at Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of healthcare services. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Ms. Morrison was Chief Executive Officer of Mainstay Partners, a technology advisory firm, from 2008 to 2009, and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Motorola, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, marketer and seller of mobility products, from 2005 to 2008. Her previous experience also includes Chief Information Officer of Office Depot, Inc. and senior-level information technology positions at PepsiCo, Inc., The Quaker Oats Company, General Electric Company, and The Procter & Gamble Company. Ms. Morrison has served as a member of the board of directors of Aramark, a global provider of food, facilities and uniform services, since 2017. Ms. Morrison holds a B.A. and B.S. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Thomas M. Neustaetter

Managing Director, JK&B Capital

Thomas M. Neustaetter has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010. Since 1999, Mr. Neustaetter has been a Managing Director at JK&B Capital, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining JK&B Capital, Mr. Neustaetter was a partner at The Chatterjee Group, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management, from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Neustaetter holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. and M.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Stephen G. Newberry

Chairman, Lam Research Corporation

Stephen G. Newberry has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Mr. Newberry has been a director of Lam Research Corporation, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services, since 2005, and has served as the Chairman of the board of Lam Research since 2012. He served as Lam Research's Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2011, President from 1998 to 2010, and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2005. Prior to joining Lam Research, Mr. Newberry held various executive positions at Applied Materials, Inc., a provider of manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar industries. Mr. Newberry previously served on the board of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the semiconductor industry's trade organization and on the board of directors of Nanometrics Incorporated, a provider of process control metrology and inspection systems. Mr. Newberry holds a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and completed an executive education program at Harvard Business School.

Graham V. Smith

Independent Board Member and Former CFO of Salesforce.com

Graham V. Smith has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President at salesforce.com, inc., a provider of enterprise cloud computing software, in 2015. Previously he was salesforce.com's Executive Vice President, Finance from 2014 to 2015, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Designate from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining salesforce.com, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer at Advent Software Inc., a software company, from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Smith has served as a member of the boards of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, MINDBODY, Inc., an online wellness services marketplace, Xero, Inc., an online accounting software company, and BlackLine Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions for finance and accounting, since 2015. Mr. Smith holds a B.Sc. from Bristol University in England and qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Wales.

Elisa Steele

Independent Board Member and Former CEO and President of Jive Software, Inc.

Elisa Steele has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Ms. Steele previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Jive Software, Inc., a collaboration software company, which was acquired in June 2017. Ms. Steele was a member of the Jive Software executive leadership team since 2014. Prior to joining Jive Software, Ms. Steele served as Chief Marketing Officer and Corporate Vice President, Consumer Apps & Services at Microsoft Corporation, a worldwide provider of software, services and solutions, and Chief Marketing Officer of Skype, an Internet communications company, from 2012-2104. Ms. Steele also has held executive leadership positions Yahoo! Inc. and NetApp, Inc. Ms. Steele holds a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.

Godfrey R. Sullivan

Chairman, Splunk Inc.

Godfrey R. Sullivan has served as a member of our board of directors since 2008 and Chairman since 2011. Mr. Sullivan previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2015. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Sullivan was with Hyperion Solutions Corporation, a performance management software company (acquired by Oracle Corporation), where he served in various executive roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Sullivan has served as a member of the board of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., an enterprise software company, since 2005. Mr. Sullivan holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University.