Thursday, April 19, 2012

Godfrey Sullivan

Chairman and CEO, Splunk Inc.

Godfrey is the Chairman and CEO of Splunk, the leader in operational intelligence software used to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data driving new insights for IT and business customers. Splunk reported FY12 revenues of $121M and has more than 3,700 customers in 75+ countries.

Godfrey has a passion and track record for building great companies. He is a technology veteran who most recently served as President and CEO of Hyperion Solutions, the global leader in the enterprise performance management software category. He is well known for taking Hyperion from $500M in 2001 to revenues of almost $1B in 2007, establishing it as the recognized leader in the EPM segment and for leading the acquisition of Hyperion by Oracle in 2007.

Godfrey believes companies should "win, but win the right way." Splunk has been named as one of the Bay Area's "Best Places to Work" by the San Francisco Business Times for the past four years and one of the Top 25 for 2011. Hyperion was named to Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work in 2004 and to the Forbes 100 Highest Integrity Companies in 2006. Godfrey has pioneered "green workplace" practices including rewarding employees who purchased hybrid cars when he was at Hyperion. This kind of program has since been adopted by many leading companies including Bank of America and Google.

Before Hyperion, Godfrey was the CEO of Promptu Corporation, an enterprise marketing automation software company. Previously, he spent eight years at Autodesk in senior management positions, including president of Autodesk's Discreet division, a $200M digital media unit. Prior to joining Autodesk, Godfrey spent 11 years with Apple heading up business marketing, US channels, and Western US operations.

Godfrey serves on the board of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., and Informatica Corporation. He received his BBA from Baylor University, and has completed executive programs at Stanford and the Wharton School.