Splunk Field Leader Assumes New Role and Responsibilities
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering "aha" moments from machine
data, today announced the promotion of Susan St. Ledger to President,
Worldwide Field Operations. In this new role, St. Ledger will assume
responsibility for all aspects of the Splunk customer journey, from
initial awareness through customer success, renewal and expansion. The
newly created role is expected to enhance Splunk's ability to ensure a
superior customer experience. St. Ledger has served as the company's
Chief Revenue Officer since May 2016 and will continue to report to
Splunk President and CEO, Doug Merritt.
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Susan St. Ledger, President, Worldwide Field Operations at Splunk (Photo: Business Wire)
"Since joining Splunk 18 months ago, Susan has significantly scaled our
go-to-market capabilities and has been instrumental in positioning us
for success as we execute upon our enormous opportunity to drive value
for customers," said Merritt. "Susan is an outstanding and inspirational
leader, who has rapidly gained the trust of customers, partners,
employees and stockholders alike. She has personally overseen the
transformation of our customer facing organization, tightly partnered
with our products and marketing teams and built a world-class customer
service organization. I am confident in Susan's ability to elevate our
go-to market and focus on customer success as we continue to rapidly
scale and grow our business."
Before joining Splunk, St. Ledger served as Chief Revenue Officer,
Marketing Cloud at salesforce.com, a provider of enterprise cloud
computing software, from 2012 to 2016. She also served in a variety of
senior sales management roles at salesforce.com and Sun Microsystems.
St. Ledger holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University
"I am honored and thrilled to take on this new and additional
responsibility. Splunk is one of the most disruptive, innovative and
successful companies in technology," said St. Ledger. "Splunk's
employees, customers and partners are at the heart of our success, and
we will continue to expand adoption of our technology and enhance
overall customer experience through service and innovation. I look
forward to working with my colleagues in my new role and am more excited
than ever about Splunk's people, products and market opportunity."
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operating history and experience developing and introducing new
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outside of the United States; Splunk's inability to realize value from
its significant investments in its business, including product and
service innovations; Splunk's transition to a multi-product software and
services business; Splunk's inability to successfully integrate acquired
businesses and technologies; and general market, political, economic,
business and competitive market conditions.
Additional information on potential factors that could affect Splunk's
financial results is included in the company's Annual Report on Form
10-Q for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017, which is on file with the
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obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect
events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which
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