Splunk Hires Marc Olesen as SVP & GM of Cloud Solutions

Splunk, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, has announced a new addition to its team. Marc Olesen has joined Splunk as their Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Solutions. Mr. Olesen will head up a division that will focus on international product development, marketing, business development, sales and technical services as it pertains to Splunk Cloud.

Godfrey Sullivan, CEO of Splunk mentions, “We are pleased to welcome Marc to the Splunk executive team and look forward to Marc leading our cloud strategy.” Sullivan goes on to say, “With more than 20 years of experience in software in our core markets and cloud-based solutions, Marc is an excellent choice to lead our cloud team.”

Olesen is no stranger to cloud and mobile technology. Olesen has enjoyed executive roles in the past with most notably a role as CEO of Averail. Averail, a self-described mobile content solutions company, was recently bought out by MobileIron. Olesen’s resume also contains his role at McAfee, where he was  a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Network Content and Cloud Security business units.

“I am excited to join an organization that is so focused and passionate about its success in the cloud,” says Olesen in a press release. “Splunk Cloud is an industry leading SaaS platform for Operational Intelligence and I look forward to guiding Splunk’s cloud business as the company enters into its next phase of cloud success.”

Splunk mentions that its cloud is built for machine data. Splunk is also famous for offering its 100% service level agreement. Splunk Cloud invites developers to use Splunk Cloud’s sandbox, which will allow users to get a free taste of what Splunk Cloud can offer. Splunk Cloud offers real time analysis for business processes and workflows that can help business analysts create more refined processes. Splunk Cloud mentions that it has the ability to “search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices.”