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Splunk’s stock price has more than doubled to about $37 since its April IPO, which Chief Marketing Officer Steve Sommer says “makes everyone feel good.”

But he says signs posted around the company’s San Francisco office remind employees that they are at “mile 3 of the marathon.”

“It does feel good to have a successful stock price (to) look at, but everybody is focused on what we can do to get to mile four, five,” he says.


Michael Liedtke reported from San Francisco.