Amazon Web Services and Former Microsoft Senior Executive Brings Extensive Cloud, Go-to-Market, Sales and Operations Experience
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced the appointment of Teresa Carlson, an executive with more than 25 years of industry experience and expertise in leading complex business transformations for premier SaaS, data management and cloud businesses, to the newly created role of President and Chief Growth Officer, effective April 19, 2021.
Reporting to Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Carlson will lead and work closely with Splunk’s sales, customer success and marketing leaders to align and drive the Company’s ongoing business transformations across Splunk’s go-to-market business segments. Carlson joins Splunk’s executive leadership team, laser focused on advancing the Company’s cloud-first initiatives, identifying and pursuing new market opportunities and accelerating growth.
“Teresa has an incredible record of leading category defining high-growth companies at global scale to even greater success. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know her as a partner during her tenure at AWS, and know she’ll be an excellent addition to our team,” said Merritt. “Beyond bringing deep industry, software and cloud knowledge – which will be invaluable to Splunk as we continue to build on our strong foundation and rapid expansion – it is clear that Teresa embodies the values that define our strong Splunk culture. Looking ahead, I am confident that we are uniquely positioned to fuel continued growth and innovation across our technology platform for the benefit of all our customers and stakeholders.”
“I am thrilled to join the passionate and talented team at Splunk, and motivated by this opportunity to bring exciting cloud and data solutions to global customers across all industries,” said Carlson. “Together, we will build on Splunk’s legacy of innovation as one of the fastest growing companies in the history of enterprise software.”