Following the announcement last year of Dave Conte’s retirement, Splunk has revealed that Jason Child will be taking over as CFO on May 6 2019.
Child joins the company from Opendoor, where he has been CFO since 2017. He has over 25 years’ experience leading high-growth companies and scaling global finance functions: he’s also held CFO roles at Jawbone and Groupon, as well as several leadership roles at Amazon, where he helped scale the global finance team between 1999 and 2010.
It is an honor to succeed Dave Conte, and I am excited to be part of Splunk’s next wave of innovation and success
“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.”
Conte will remain a strategic advisor throughout the transition period in order to help facilitate a smooth transition.
“Jason has a well-earned reputation for leading finance at disruptive, high-growth companies, and I am thrilled he has joined the Splunk team,” said Splunk’s President and CEO Doug Merritt, to whom Child will be reporting. “Jason will help Splunk continue to create global scale and fuel our ongoing growth and innovation across the business.”