Rick Fitz Joins Splunk as Vice President of IT Markets
SAN FRANCISCO - November 17, 2014 - Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced the appointment of Rick Fitz as vice president of IT Markets. Fitz will have worldwide responsibility for Splunk’s strategy in the IT Operations and Application Delivery market segment and will serve as the leader of a cross-functional team that includes experts in product development, product management, marketing, business development, sales and field technical services. Fitz will report to Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk.
“We are pleased to welcome Rick to Splunk and look forward to Rick leading Splunk’s global strategy and initiatives for the IT Market,” said Sommer. “With more than 20 years of experience at software companies serving the IT operations market across our core verticals, Rick is ideally suited to lead this team.”
“I am excited to be part of an organization that has become an established leader in IT Operations because of its focus and passion around developing innovative solutions that provide fast and compelling value to its customers,” said Fitz. “Splunk’s technology provides the company with a unique ability to serve virtually every kind of organization. Joining Splunk is a tremendous opportunity and I am looking forward to helping the company grow even further.”
Previously, Fitz served as vice president, product strategy and management at Markmonitor, a Thomson Reuters company. Prior to joining Markmonitor, Fitz served as senior vice president, product management at CA Technologies, where he oversaw the Service Assurance portfolio of products including CA Application Performance Management, NetQoS, Service Operations Insight and Spectrum IM. Before joining CA Technologies, Fitz was vice president, product management at Network General and director, product management at BMC Software. He also held leadership positions at Peregrine Systems and Remedy Corporation.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,900 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in 100 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Hunk®, Splunk MINT Express™ and premium Splunk Apps. To learn more, please visit http://www.splunk.com/company.
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