Splunk launches Latin American operations, hires director

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

US provider of operational intelligence software Splunk has expanded its operation into Latin America, the company said in a statement.

To manage the operation, Splunk has appointed Víctor Almandoz as director of Latin American.

Almandoz will be responsible for Splunk's sales activities in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, looking to expanding the company's presence in key vertical markets and growing the reseller network in the region.

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"Splunk's customer adoption in the Americas and the tremendous market potential in Latin America make this expansion a logical move for Splunk. With the addition of Víctor, we are confident that this market will play a vital role in our continued growth worldwide," said company senior VP of worldwide field operations Tom Schodorf.

Almandoz previously worked for Indra, GSI Software Solutions (now Data Warden), Attachmate, DEC, IBM and CA.

The executive holds a degree in management information systems from New York University. He will be based in Mexico City.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Splunk provides operational intelligence software used to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data, as well as terabytes of historical data.