This story has been updated with Carlson’s replacement.
WASHINGTON – Teresa Carlson, the public and public sector founder of Amazon Web Services, is joining San Francisco-based data platform company Splunk, her new company announced on Monday.
Carlson, AWS vice president of the global public sector since 2010, becomes Splunks president and chief growth officer. In this newly created role, she will work on Splunk’s business transformation by driving the company’s cloud-first initiatives and identifying new markets. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that AWS’s vice president of international sales for the public sector, Max Peterson, will replace her.
Carlson helped grow AWS’s public business into a giant, providing cloud services to more than 6,500 government agencies. Under her leadership, AWS built national security credentials by delivering cloud services down to the top secret level and becoming a major defense cloud provider …