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Mr. Steve Sommer

Wrong Steve Sommer?

Chief Marketing Officer and Senio...

250 Brannan Street
San Francisco, California 94107
United States

Company Description: Splunk is a Silicon Valley company inventing large-scale, high-speed indexing and search technology for IT infrastructures.

Employment History


  • M.B.A.
    Harvard Business School
  • B.S.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. degrees , Chemical Engineering and Management
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
182 Total References
Web References
Splunk | Management Team and Board of Directors, 27 Jan 2014 [cached]
Steve Sommer
Steven R. Sommer Senior Vice President, Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer
Steven R. Sommer has served as our Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Marketing since 2010 and previously served as our Vice President, Marketing from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sommer served as Vice President, Marketing at WideOrbit Inc., a software company, from 2007 to 2008. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Sommer served as Vice President Global Marketing at SuccessFactors, Inc., a business execution software company. Previously, Mr. Sommer held a variety of executive positions in fast-growing enterprise software companies including SVP Marketing at ArcSight, SVP Marketing & Business Development at Portal Software and VP Worldwide Marketing at Informix. Earlier in his career he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Sommer holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Daversa Partners - Recruiting Material Impact Executives [cached]
Iyer reports to Steve Sommer, senior vice president of marketing and business development.
Former CEO of AirPrism and Enterprise Software Marketing Executive to Lead Marketing for Rapidly Growing Enterprise Security Management Company
CUPERTINO, Calif. - May 25, 2005 - ArcSight, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Security Management (ESM), today announced the appointment of Steve Sommer as senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development.
"We're excited to have such an exceptional and experienced executive as Steve to lead our marketing and business development efforts," said Robert Shaw, chairman and chief executive officer of ArcSight.
Prior to joining ArcSight, Mr. Sommer was president and chief executive officer of AirPrism, a VC-funded company that provided mobile and wireless device management software, and led the company through its acquisition by Wavelink Corporation in October 2004. Previously, Mr. Sommer held the position of senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Portal Software where he led Portal's market expansion to become a global leader in customer management and billing software for IP and communications services.
Before joining Portal, Mr. Sommer was vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Informix Software, which was subsequently acquired by IBM. Mr. Sommer has more than 25 years of marketing and business development experience, having also held positions at Cognos, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Procter & Gamble, and served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Sommer received B.S. degrees in chemical engineering and management from M.I.T. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
"The only effective way for organizations to understand and manage the risks and threats to their information assets, and to secure those assets, is with Enterprise Security Management software," said Steve Sommer, senior vice president of Marketing & Business Development for ArcSight.
Plexus Extends Its Partnership with Informix to Demonstrate Leading Workflow Solutions at New York City Information Superstoreā„¢, 17 June 1997 [cached]
As competition increases, globalization occurs, and workgroup interaction becomes standard, these companies look to quickly implement workflow applications to increase productivity and profitability," said Steve Sommer, vice president of industry marketing at Informix.
Laurel Group, 22 Oct 2008 [cached]
Executive: Steve Sommer
Splunk, the leading provider of large-scale, high-speed indexing and search technology for IT infrastructures, announces the appointment of Steve Sommer as Vice President of Marketing. Steve is a well-known industry veteran with over 30 years of successful marketing in the technology industry. Prior to Splunk, Steve was Senior Vice President of Marketing at WideOrbit, a next generation provider of software solutions to the media industry. Before joining WideOrbit, Steve had executive operating, marketing and business development roles with Successfactors, Arcsight, Airprism, Portal Software, Informix, and Cognos. Early in his career, Steve was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., and a Technical Brand Manager with Proctor and Gamble. Steve has dual B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard.
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0001578857 Sommer Steven R C/O SPLUNK INC. 250 BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107 0 1 0 0 SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
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