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Gary Steele

CEO, Splunk

Gary Steele is Splunk’s President and Chief Executive Officer. A highly regarded technology executive with over 30 years of experience, he has a proven track record of successfully scaling SaaS operations and growing multi-billion dollar global enterprises. Prior to joining Splunk in 2022, Gary was the founding CEO of Proofpoint, where he led the company’s growth from an early-stage start-up to a leading, publicly traded security-as-a-service provider. He previously served as CEO of Portera and held various leadership roles at Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He holds a B.S. from Washington State University. Gary serves as the co-Chair of the Aspen US Cybersecurity Strategy Group.

Gary Steele
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