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Splunk Selects Industry Veteran as Senior Vice President of Products

Guido Schroeder Brings Big Data, BI and Global Development Skills to Splunk (April 09, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/09/12 -- Splunk® Inc., the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that Guido Schroeder has joined the company as senior vice president of products. Schroeder will report to Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan.

"Guido has a passion for building great software and a proven track record leading global development teams," said Sullivan. "We are excited to welcome Guido to the Splunk executive team."

"Guido's background in building solutions for business users is a huge asset," said Splunk CTO and Co-Founder Erik Swan. "With his focus on product development and management, it will allow me to spend time expanding Splunk beyond our traditional use cases."

Schroeder comes to Splunk with more than 20 years of enterprise software and Business Intelligence experience, including 16 years with SAP where he was most recently senior vice president of development, heading the company's Business Intelligence platform development and product management function. In that role, he managed large development teams distributed in the U.S., Canada, China, India, Israel, France and Germany.

"Splunk is known for enterprise software that's easy to use," said Schroeder. "I'm looking forward to making Splunk as compelling for business users as it is for the IT community."

While at SAP, Schroeder held positions directing products and technologies, and was a key contributor in developing the company's Business Intelligence and analytics products. Beyond Big Data analytics Schroeder is also passionate about user experience and metadata driven architectures. In 2004, he was credited as one of the inventors on the patent awarded to SAP Labs for "Meta Object Facility Compliant Interface Enabling." Schroeder earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Kiel University in Germany.

About Splunk Inc.
Splunk® Inc. provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks 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 3,700 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in more than 75 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. To learn more, please visit

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