SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk, the leading provider of operational intelligence software, today announced Leonard R. Stein has joined the company as senior vice president and general counsel, and will be responsible for overseeing all of Splunk's worldwide legal affairs. Stein will report directly to CEO Godfrey Sullivan.
"Lenny Stein brings to Splunk an outstanding background managing legal affairs for both public and private technology companies, from start-ups to billion dollar corporations," said Splunk CEO Godfrey Sullivan. "Lenny will provide a top-notch strategic legal perspective that is important as Splunk enters the next phase of its growth and industry leadership."
Stein has 30 years of professional experience, and prior to Splunk held senior executive roles, including president and chief legal officer at Jackson Family Enterprises, the leading U.S. luxury wine maker of brands including Kendall-Jackson, La Crema and Murphy-Goode. Before that, Stein was the chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and secretary at Overture Services, where he successfully led the company's $1.6 billion sale to Yahoo! in 2003. He also held senior legal and business positions at retail industry software and EDI provider QRS Corporation, software and services company Buzzsaw.com, and Preview Travel, a company that pioneered the online travel business. Stein handled Preview's $700 million merger with Travelocity in 2000.
Stein also practiced law for 18 years in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Yale University.
Splunk is the leading provider of operational intelligence software used to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data as well as terabytes of historical data--located on-premise or in the cloud. Almost half of the Fortune 100 and more than 2,300 enterprises, service providers and government organizations in 74 countries use Splunk to improve service levels, reduce IT operations costs, mitigate security risks, and drive new levels of operational visibility.