Splunk Wins 2015 Corporate Governance Award for Best Proxy Statement

Corporate Governance Award 2015 representativesEarlier this month I was fortunate enough to represent Splunk at the 2015 Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards gala event at Gotham Hall in NYC, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood and Ellen Swarthout. We were shortlisted for Best Proxy Statement in the small to mid cap public company category and were thrilled to win the award in front of hundreds of governance and legal professionals.
Corporate Governance Award 2015 Splunk
This award recognizes Splunk’s leadership in transparent and useful investor disclosure. The judges examined a number of general factors, including effectiveness of communication elements, readability, visual design and overall layout, as well as specific elements such as compensation discussion and analysis and director profiles. The awards are open to all corporate secretaries, general counsel, governance and compliance officers at U.S. public companies.

This year, nearly 100 nominations were received for the 14 award categories. This was Splunk’s first time being nominated for the award. NPR Marketplace host, David Brancaccio, hosted the gala, and as he pointed out in his opening remarks, these awards are the Oscars of the governance world. In other words, it does not get much better for a disclosure team!

It was a fantastic night celebrating with some of the best in the governance world. We continually hear from our investors that governance, disclosure and the actions we take speak to who we are as a company. I believe that this award is a reflection of all of the good things that are happening at Splunk and is yet another public demonstration of our core values.

A big thanks to Corporate Secretary, the award judges and the team of supporters.

Scott Morgan
VP, Associate General Counsel
Splunk Inc.

Corporate Governance Award acceptance

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Scott Morgan is Splunk’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Global Affairs & Secretary, and oversees Splunk’s Legal, Government affairs and Global Impact functions.  Scott brings over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, and prior to joining Splunk, he served as legal counsel at Autodesk, Inc. and Tellabs, Inc. Scott began his career as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, California and at Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McClean LLP in Palo Alto, California.  Scott holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings  and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley. Outside of his responsibilities at Splunk, he serves as GeoTech Commissioner on the Atlantic Council, is a regular speaker at the Securities Regulation Institute of  Northwestern Law, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for BSA, The Software Alliance.