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Gary Steele
Gary Steele

Gary Steele is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Splunk and a member of our board of directors. A highly regarded technology executive with over 30 years of experience, he has a proven track record of successfully scaling SaaS operations and growing multi-billion dollar global enterprises. Prior to joining Splunk in 2022, Gary was the founding CEO of Proofpoint, where he led the company’s growth from an early-stage start-up to a leading, publicly traded security-as-a-service provider. He previously served as CEO of Portera and held various leadership roles at Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Gary has also served as a member of the board of directors of Upwork, a talent freelancing platform, since 2018. He holds a B.S. from Washington State University.

Leadership 11 Min Read

How Splunk and Cisco will Keep Customers at the Center

Together, Cisco and Splunk can unlock many more opportunities to help securely connect everything all while building a safer and more resilient digital world.
Leadership 7 Min Read

Splunk and Cisco Unite To Accelerate Digital Resilience as One of the Leading Global Software Companies

Splunk is taking the next step in our journey to realize our vision for the future of security and observability by joining forces with Cisco.
.conf & .conf Go 2 Min Read

Bringing More Flexibility, Choice and Value to Customers in the Cloud

Announcing Splunk’s new strategic partnership with Microsoft to build Splunk’s cloud solutions natively on Microsoft Azure.
Leadership 3 Min Read

Building a Safer and More Resilient Digital World

Splunk CEO, Gary Steele, reflects on his first year and the moments that have shown how Splunk provides mission-critical value to security, IT and engineering teams globally.
Leadership 3 Min Read

What I Learned from Meeting 100 Customers in 100 Days

Splunk CEO Gary Steele shares his top takeaways from his first 100 customer conversations, including what he learned about the challenges organizations are facing and how Splunk can help them put their data to use.
.conf & .conf Go 2 Min Read

.conf22: Bringing the Power of Unified Security & Observability to Customers

Splunk CEO Gary Steele shares a closer look at why Splunk is foundational to helping organizations stay secure and resilient ahead of his keynote at .conf22.