Friday, November 20, 2015

Splunk's CEO Steps Down

Godfrey Sullivan, the Splunk's President and CEO, has stepped down and been replaced by Doug Merritt, who previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Field Operations.  Sullivan will remain on the Board and serve as non-executive Board Chair.  Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company.

“Since joining Splunk in 2008, Godfrey has been an outstanding and inspirational leader, growing the Company from 750 customers and $18 million of annual revenue to over 10,000 customers and trailing 12 month revenues of nearly $600 million,” said John Connors, lead independent director.