Splunk Reshuffles Leadership, Hires New Chief Product Officer

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Splunk, Inc., the billion-dollar “unicorn” and purveyor of an increasingly popular big data operational intelligence and real-time analytics platform, has hired a new Chief Product Officer.

The company announced today that Richard Campione will join Splunk as CPO, where he will oversee product strategy and engineering across the Splunk portfolio and Splunk Cloud. Campione will report to Splunk President and CEO Doug Merritt.

“Richard understands the tremendous value that customers realize today from our solutions as Splunk increasingly becomes their mission-critical enterprise machine data fabric,” Merritt said in a press release. “Richard possesses deep cloud DNA with hands-on experience leading engineering, product management, sales, marketing, professional services and more. He is ideally qualified to help drive the technical and innovation engines for Splunk and to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of Splunk customers everywhere.”

Campione previously served as the CEO and president at Findly, a SaaS suite of talent acquisition applications. Prior to Findly, he was a board member and president of the cloud and business intelligence division at ServiceSource. Previously, he served as an executive vice president at SAP and as group president and general manager at Siebel Systems.

“Splunk is helping thousands of organizations achieve digital transformation and is a critical technology for businesses that want to drive real value from data,” Campione said in the release. “I have admired Splunk for many years. The company’s product and engineering teams are recognized leaders in making machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. I am excited to drive product strategy and execution during Splunk’s next phase of growth and to help further product and cloud innovation, market growth and customer success.”

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Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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