Kristen Robinson

Kristen Robinson

Kristen Robinson is Chief People Officer at Splunk, bringing her passion for leading growing companies to a strong future with people as the foundation. Kristen comes to Splunk from previous roles in disruptive, growing companies including Pandora Media, Inc., where she was Chief Human Resource Officer from 2014 until it was acquired by Sirius XM Holdings Inc. She was also SVP, Human Resources at Yahoo! Inc., and VP, Human Resources at Verigy Ltd., as it spun off from Agilent Technologies. Her unique experience with dynamic high-growth companies led to her philosophy that culture and talent are critical for any company to achieve success. Kristen has a B.S. in accounting from Boston College and earned her M.B.A. from Northwestern University. 

What You Really Do:

Architect possibilities: I see what’s possible and create a pathway to make it real.

First Day at Splunk:

Thursday, Jan 24, 2020. (3 days later I got started on responding to COVID-19!)

Interests:

Music, art, outdoors (hiking, skiing), wine-making, cooking, travel, hummingbirds, architecture & furniture design

Favorite Quote:

"Don’t believe everything you think.”

(bumper sticker)

Favorite Movie:

Most recently: Never Look Away

Favorite Album:

Miles Davis — Kind of Blue