Entrepreneurial Leadership – The Art of Taking Risks
The Data Age is here. Are you ready to leverage analytics, big data, and machine learning to take your startup to the next level?
On Thursday, February 17th, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST find out how to take risks, lead a tech team, and how to build the vision for your company by listening to Former CEO of Splunk, Doug Merritt! Doug will be providing valuable expertise on how to preside over a product-driven company in the Data Age, as well as what works when it comes to leading engineers, product managers, account executives, and UI/UX designers. Join our entrepreneurial leadership bootcamp and listen to a man who comes from one of the fastest growing tech companies in the valley!
Doug Merritt served as Splunk President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2021. During his tenure as CEO, Splunk transitioned from an on premise, perpetual license software company with $668 million in perpetual revenue (the rough equivalent of $230 million in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)), to a cloud-based SaaS company with ARR of $2.83 billion. Previously, Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015.
Prior to joining Splunk, Mr. Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company. Previously, Mr. Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001.
Mr. Merritt holds a B.S. from The University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
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Doug MerrittFormer CEO, Splunk