Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the appointment of Stephen Sorkin as chief strategy officer. In his new role, Sorkin will be responsible for developing and aligning product and business strategies across the company. Sorkin will report to Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan.
Stephen Sorkin (Photo: Business Wire)“Stephen is one of Splunk’s most accomplished technologists and someone our customers know and trust,” said Sullivan. “He has done a brilliant job scaling Splunk’s engineering organization, and he understands our business and products inside and out. Stephen also has the analytical skills and technical experience to further extend Splunk’s leadership in operational intelligence and articulate its benefits to everyone from IT professionals to C-level executives.” Since joining Splunk in 2005, Sorkin has held several positions in engineering management. In his prior role as vice president of engineering, Sorkin led development of Splunk’s flagship product Splunk® Enterprise. Before joining Splunk, he worked as a research scientist at HP Labs. Sorkin holds 11 U.S. patents, a B.S. in computer science from Stanford and a M.S. in computer science from UC Berkeley. “The changes I’ve seen during my time at Splunk have been nothing short of phenomenal,” Sorkin said. “I joined the week we launched Splunk 1.0, when only a few people were thinking about machine data. Today, we have more than 6,000 customers around the world, including a large portion of the Fortune 100. We are just scratching the surface of what Splunk’s technology can do. Splunk has assembled a world-class team to make the next breakthroughs in operational intelligence, and I’m tremendously excited to contribute to their success in my new role.” Register now for .conf2013, the 4 th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference, featuring more than 100 sessions by Splunk customers, partners, experts and employees. .conf2013 is being held September 30-October 3 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. About Splunk Inc. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 6,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company. Splunk, Splunk>, Splunk Storm, Listen to Your Data, SPL and The Engine for Machine Data are trademarks and registered trademarks of Splunk Inc. in the United States and other countries. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All rights reserved.