Splunk Appoints AWS, Microsoft Vet to President, Chief Growth Officer

The new executive will help guide Splunk’s channel sales and channel strategy.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

April 5, 2021

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Splunk has hired Teresa Carlson, an AWS and Microsoft vet, for the newly created role of president and chief growth officer.

Carlson has 25 years of industry experience and expertise in leading business transformations for SaaS, data management and cloud businesses. She starts her new role on April 19.


Splunk’s Teresa Carlson

Carlson was with AWS for more than 10 years. She most recently was its vice president of worldwide public sector and industries. Before that, she was with Microsoft for more than nine years.

The AWS and Microsoft vet will help guide Splunk’s channel sales and channel strategy. She’ll work alongside chief revenue officer Christian Smith and vice president of global go-to-market partners Bill Hustad.

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“I am thrilled to join the passionate and talented team at Splunk, and motivated by this opportunity to bring exciting cloud and data solutions to global customers across all industries,” Carlson said. “Together, we will build on Splunk’s legacy of innovation as one of the fastest-growing companies in the history of enterprise software.”

Driving Ongoing Business Transformations

Carlson will lead and work closely with Splunk’s sales, customer success and marketing leaders. They’ll align and drive the company’s ongoing business transformations across its go-to-market business segments. She’ll focus on advancing the company’s cloud-first initiatives, identifying and pursuing new market opportunities and accelerating growth.

Splunk is in the midst of capturing an incredible market opportunity,” a Splunk spokesperson said. “And our rapid transformation to the cloud has enabled us to reach key milestones ahead of schedule. We will continue to focus on driving meaningful insights with a prioritization on customer success.”

Doug Merritt is Splunk‘s president and CEO,

“Beyond bringing deep industry, software and cloud knowledge, which will be invaluable to Splunk as we continue to build on our strong foundation and rapid expansion, it is clear that Teresa embodies the values that define our strong Splunk culture,” he said.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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