Splunk Appoints Markus Zirn as Vice President of Product and Solutions Management
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the appointment of Markus Zirn as vice president of product and solutions management. With more than 15 years of experience, Zirn will be responsible for spearheading the development priorities, overall product roadmap and pricing of Splunk software. Zirn will report to Guido Schroeder, senior vice president of products.
“Markus is an important addition to the team as we continue to rollout new offerings that enable companies to gain deep operational intelligence,” said Schroeder. “Markus has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic thinking throughout his career and is experienced in guiding and managing the development of innovative and category-leading products. He will be instrumental in guiding a product direction that will continue the momentum Splunk has already achieved and further drive the product and the business forward.”
Prior to Splunk, Zirn spent nine years at Oracle as vice president of product management, where he was responsible for a portfolio of products, including service-oriented architecture, SOA governance, business process management, process solutions, ERP user productivity, and event processing. During his time at Oracle, Zirn provided the requirements for the work of hundreds of engineers and enabled the sales efforts of a large, worldwide sales team. Zirn began his career as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton serving high tech, media and telecom customers, first in Dusseldorf, Germany and later in San Francisco.
“I am excited to be part of a team filled with exceptionally talented people,” said Zirn. “Splunk is defining operational intelligence and as a first-mover in big data, everyone is naturally watching our next step. My job now is to shape the path of product development and continue to build on the momentum Splunk has established. I have followed Splunk for many years and have been in awe of the company’s achievements. Now I have the opportunity to contribute to Splunk’s future success and I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Zirn is the author of “The BPEL Cookbook” which was rated best book on service-oriented architecture in 2007, and also authored “Fusion Middleware Patterns”. Zirn holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data(TM). Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from 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 4,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 80 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.
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