Technology provider Splunk Inc. has tapped Amazon Web Services executive Teresa Carlson to the newly created role of president and chief growth officer, reporting to CEO Doug Merritt.
Carlson joins Splunk from Amazon Web Services, where she is vice president of worldwide public sector and industries. In her new role, effective April 19, she will lead and work closely with Splunk’s sales, customer success and marketing leaders.
“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.”
Carlson joins Splunk’s executive leadership team, which is focused on expanding the company’s cloud-first initiatives, identifying and pursuing new market opportunities and accelerating growth.
Merritt said beyond bringing deep industry, software and cloud knowledge, Carlson “embodies the values that define our strong Splunk culture.”
“I am confident that we are uniquely positioned to fuel continued growth and innovation across our technology platform for the benefit of all our customers and stakeholders,” he added.
Before joining AWS in 2010, Carlson led sales, marketing and business development organizations at Microsoft, Keyfile Corp/Lexign and NovaCare. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University.