Splunk Welcomes Carrie Palin as Chief Marketing Officer

Former SendGrid, Box and IBM Executive to Lead Global Marketing
Strategy & Growth

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Splunk
Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world
of data, today announced it has appointed Carrie Palin as senior vice
president, chief marketing officer (CMO). Palin joins from SendGrid
where she served as CMO through the company’s acquisition by Twilio. At
Splunk, she will oversee global marketing strategy reporting directly to
Susan St. Ledger, president, worldwide field operations.

“I was drawn to Carrie’s track record of leading in fast-paced and
high-growth environments, and her proven ability and passion to develop
and inspire teams,” said Susan St. Ledger. “Carrie brings to Splunk a
wealth of knowledge and expertise across all facets of marketing to help
drive our high-growth agenda. I could not be more thrilled to welcome
Carrie to Splunk.”

“I’ve long been an admirer of Splunk and am excited to lead this
world-class marketing team,” said Palin. “I’m honored to be part of an
organization that continues to enjoy such phenomenal growth. Splunk has
a strong reputation for product excellence, a deep customer following
and a much-loved brand – I’m excited to build on these strengths as the
company continues its transformation journey.”

A veteran marketing professional, Palin has more than 20 years of
leading global marketing programs at high-growth companies. Prior to
SendGrid, Palin was the first CMO, as well as senior vice president of
Box and was instrumental in transforming the company’s marketing and
sales strategy, helping Box nearly double its revenue during her tenure.
Before that, Palin was the vice president of marketing for IBM’s Cloud
Data Services and Analytics Software Division, where she oversaw the
team responsible for the growth of their SaaS offerings. She also
previously spent over 15 years at Dell leading various marketing
organizations.

About Splunk Inc.

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