SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk, the leading provider of operational intelligence software, today announced Victor Almandoz has joined the company as Director of Latin American operations. He will be responsible for leading Splunk's sales activities in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean by expanding Splunk's presence in key vertical markets and growing the reseller network in the region.
"With Victor's in-depth knowledge of our industry and the region, he will play a key role in building our presence in Latin America," said Tom Schodorf, Splunk's Senior Vice President of worldwide field operations. "Splunk's customer adoption in the Americas and the tremendous market potential in LATAM makes this expansion a logical move for Splunk. With the addition of Victor, we are confident that this market will play a vital role in our continued growth worldwide."
Victor brings a wealth of experience to Splunk with experience as CEO, founder, practice manager and sales representative. Most recently he was at Indra, the largest Spanish outsourcing company in Mexico. Prior to Indra, Victor was a founding partner and Latin American director for GSI Software Solutions (now Data Warden), a Mexican company specializing in software solutions for end-point security, SOX and PCI network compliance, and network configuration and change management. He also has held positions in sales organizations at Attachmate, DEC, IBM, and Computer Associates (CA). In addition, he was the founding partner of the IT services company PISSA Group, now SONDA Mexico.
Almandoz will be based in Mexico City, Mexico. Victor was born in Peru and holds a BA in Management Information Systems (MIS) from New York University. He has written articles in numerous newspapers and magazines including Computerworld Mexico, EDI Forum Chicago, EDI Input Research, Electronic Banking Magazine and has been an invited speaker to multiple conferences across Latin America, such as Interop, Conecta Sao Paulo, IBM, Unisys, AMECOP among others. With fluency in several languages, Almandoz is well positioned to lead Splunk's continued global expansion in the region.
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 2,600 enterprises, service providers and government organizations in 78 countries use Splunk to improve service levels, reduce IT operations costs, mitigate security risks, and drive new insights for IT and the business.
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