Michael Wilde is Chief of Awesome in the Office of the CTO at Splunk, which has quickly established itself as the leading platform for indexing and real-time operational analysis of machine data. In 2005, Michael was the first sales engineer hired at Splunk, where he worked with the technical team on product development, introduced the system to early customers, recruited a sales team, and became the company’s first Sales Engineering Manager. Michael represents Splunk at trade shows and other major events, such as South By Southwest, and has pioneered the "Splunk Ninja" video series to support sales and training for a global audience.
Before joining Splunk, Michael was a Business Development Manager and Principal Sales Engineer at Sigaba (2002-2005), a Senior Systems Engineer at Marimba (2001-2002), and a Systems Engineering Manager at Bowstreet (2000-2001). He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a degree in business administration from California State University at San Marcos.