Splunk appoints Sri Viswanath to its Board of Directors alongside to Board member Graham Smith named new Chairman

–  USA, CA –  Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced that Graham Smith, former chief financial officer of Salesforce, has been appointed as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Additionally, Sri Viswanath, chief technology officer of Atlassian, has joined Splunk’s board of directors.

Graham Smith has served on the Splunk board of directors since 2011. He commented, “I am honored to chair the Splunk board and help lead the company through its continued growth. Our focus will be squarely on continuing to make Splunk customers and partners successful and ensuring the business is ready to deliver upon the tremendous opportunity ahead.”

Godfrey Sullivan and Thomas Neustaetter both also announced they will retire from the Splunk board following its meeting in June.

“Godfrey and Tom have led truly illustrious careers in the technology industry, and it is impossible to adequately thank them for their contributions to Splunk,” said Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. “I am excited to have Graham as our new board chair. His customer-first focus and vision for high growth at scale is core to our continued success. I am also thrilled to welcome Sri whose technology expertise is an invaluable addition to our strong and accomplished board.”

Godfrey Sullivan commented, “I want to thank our employees and customers for the most rewarding decade of my career. Congratulations to Graham – this is board succession done the right way.”

Tom Neustaetter said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Splunk board as it rose to become an industry leader. I believe we are yet to witness the company’s most remarkable achievements.”

About Sri Viswanath

Sri Viswanath is a proven technology leader with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to Atlassian, he served as CTO and senior vice president of engineering at Groupon, Inc. Before Groupon, he was vice president of research and development for mobile computing at VMware. Viswanath also held positions at Ning, Inc., Sun Microsystems and Siemens. He served on the board of directors of SendGrid prior to its acquisition by Twilio.

“Splunk is in a unique position as a technology company with a differentiated data platform that is central to trends impacting business today such as analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud, cybersecurity, predictive IT and the Internet of Things,” said Viswanath. “I am honored to join the Splunk board and excited to contribute to its continued success.”

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. helps organizations ask questions, get answers, take actions and achieve business outcomes from their data. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to monitor, investigate and act on all forms of business, IT, security, and Internet of Things data. Join millions of passionate users and try Splunk for free today.

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