Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world
of data, today announced it has appointed Jason Child as senior vice
president and chief financial officer (CFO). Child has more than 25
years of experience leading at high growth companies and scaling global
finance functions. He will succeed Dave Conte, who announced his
retirement in November 2018 after more than eight years as CFO at
Splunk. Conte will help to facilitate a smooth transition and remain a
strategic advisor through the transition. Child will report to Doug
Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. His start date will be May 6, 2019.
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“Jason has a well-earned reputation for leading finance at disruptive,
high-growth companies, and I am thrilled he has joined the Splunk team,”
Merritt said. “Jason will help Splunk continue to create global scale
and fuel our ongoing growth and innovation across the business. I would
like to thank Dave for his leadership as CFO for eight years from
pre-IPO to over $2 billion in expected revenue this year.”
Child has served as CFO at Opendoor since 2017. He previously served as
CFO at Jawbone from 2015 to 2016; and CFO at Groupon, Inc. from 2010 to
2015. Child also helped Amazon scale the global finance team in a
variety of leadership roles around the world from 1999 to 2010.
“Bringing data to business decisions and actions has been a cornerstone
of my career, and I’m thrilled to join Splunk and help scale the
business so all organizations can take action with their data,” said
Child. “Splunk is one of the most successful enterprise software
companies in recent history, and the finance team is a big part of that
track record. It is an honor to succeed Dave Conte, and I am excited to
be part of Splunk’s next wave of innovation and success .”
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