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Splunk Announces Susan St. Ledger to Join as Chief Revenue Officer

Salesforce Chief Revenue Officer of Marketing Cloud Hired to Drive Revenue Growth

SAN FRANCISCO – March 28, 2016 – Splunk Inc.(NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has appointed Susan St. Ledger as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). As CRO, St. Ledger will have direct worldwide responsibility for all revenue generating and customer facing Splunk teams. St. Ledger will report directly to Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. St. Ledger’s start date is May 13, 2016.

“With more than 20 years of experience managing enterprise field teams, Susan will be invaluable in helping establish Splunk as the enterprise machine data fabric for organizations around the world,” Merritt said. “Susan has a proven track record of driving sustained growth across multiple sales channels and theaters, with a heavy emphasis on the cloud. We are extremely excited to have Susan join the Splunk family. Her leadership style and personality are a perfect fit for the Splunk culture and our fast-paced, rapidly growing organization.”

St. Ledger serves as CRO of the Marketing Cloud at, where she has been instrumental in driving the rapid growth of the business. At, St. Ledger also served as senior vice president of global platform sales and senior vice president of strategic sales. She left that role to become President of Buddy Media, a social enterprise software company, which was acquired by Prior to, she served as vice president of global services sales at Sun Microsystems.

“Splunk is transforming the way enterprises do business,” said St. Ledger. “I am thrilled to join this passionate company, help meet the needs of its innovative customers and continue to build and lead a worldwide sales organization with a tremendous opportunity for growth. I have always admired Splunk and been impressed by the passion I have witnessed first-hand from Splunk customers. I am excited to see the investments the company is making across across its product portfolio as well as its innovative cloud strategy, which are all about simplifying the adoption and expansion of Splunk for its customers around the world.”

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is the market-leading platform that powers Operational Intelligence. We pioneer innovative, disruptive solutions that make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. More than 11,000 customers in over 110 countries use Splunk software and cloud services to make business, government and education more efficient, secure and profitable. Join hundreds of thousands of passionate users by trying Splunk solutions for free:

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