Who We Are

Company Profile

bitsIO is focused on a single goal: helping our customers unlock Splunk's remarkable potential as a source of data-driven insights, intelligence, and business opportunities.

Today, Splunk has evolved into one of the world's most powerful platforms for transforming data into action. As a four-time Splunk Elite Professional Services Partner and 2020 Splunk Professional Services Partner of the Year, bitsIO continues to lead the way: recruiting an all-star team of Splunk technology experts, establishing a strong international presence, and building a remarkable record of success that now includes over 250 satisfied customers. At every step of the way, the bitsIO leadership team continues to celebrate its success by doing good in their local communities.

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Mission

bitsIO was founded with a simple mission: Transforming data into insight by harnessing the power of IT investments to reach business ROI. 

The bitsIO team continues to serve this goal in our everyday operations. Our Splunk consulting and managed services focus on the life cycle of the Splunk environment from development to optimization, expansion, and sustainability.

Our team combines industry-leading Splunk technology skills with a relentless customer focus. Listening and learning, we create practical solutions and empower customers to take ownership of their Splunk environments.

Above all, bitsIO recognizes that investing in technology is a critical business decision. By transforming data into actionable insight, we create a long term source of value, productivity, efficiency, and opportunity. We succeed when our customers succeed.

Meet the Team

Aleem Cummins, VP EMEA

Aleem, based in London, UK has been involved in technology and services for more than 20 years and has been at the forefront of the Splunk ecosystem and community for 10 years. He is very well known and respected globally for his unflinching commitment to and outcomes for Splunk customers, Splunk partners , and the Splunk community. Aleem is a member of SplunkTrust MVP and a regular speaker and contributor for organisational and community enablement around the world.

Aleem and Fem have three young children and cherish their family time.

Andrew Patterson, VP Sales & Marketing

Andrew has been in the Splunk partner ecosystem since 2015. He lived in Europe for 10 years running a global commercial division. Andrew brings a customer-centric outlook to the team ensuring our team is able to provide the best experience to our partners. 

Andrew has two teenage children and is enjoying fatherhood. He also enjoys being outdoors and has hiked the Appalachian trail. 

Gregg Sullivan, Director of Operations

Gregg has been in the IT field for 10 years. He began working at a Help Desk and moved on as a Network Engineer and Security Network Engineer. Gregg started working as a Splunk Consultant in 2015 and has helped a variety of customers from Fortune 50 companies to midcap with their Splunk Journey. Gregg now leads a team of engineers to do the same.
Gregg is an avid world traveler and loves to ski. Although he is a fan of all sports, Gregg is a hardcore Steelers fan.  

Kalpana Krishnamurthi, CEO

Kalpana has over 20 years of experience in delivering IT-based solutions for customer success. She earned her Bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering, an MBA, and is Harvard certified in Cyber Security: Managing Risk in the information age. She is an advocate for education and workforce development. She is involved in the community on advisory panels and as a guest speaker at cohorts for young entrepreneurs. 

Kalpana is a parent of two teenage boys and a cute labradoodle. She loves to go on walks and hugs her indoor plants.

Ray Trotter, Head of Managed Services

Ray has over 20 years in IT, primarily in systems, data center, and monitoring. He earned his MBA and MS degrees from UT Dallas, focusing on entrepreneurship and startups. Ray has been working with Splunk since 2008.
 
Ray is married with three kids and a small zoo of pets. In his spare time Ray mentors at-risk high school students helping them to gain life skills and get into college.

Sree Nair, COO

As bitsIO's Chief Operating Officer, Sree Nair manages and operates bitsIO's Division of Operations. Sree is a Senior Project Manager with over 25 years of IT experience as a project manager, technical lead, systems analyst and developer. As the former CIO of Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Sree managed distribution and coordination of all IT equipment to IEMA managed state vaccination sites and prepares the State Emergency Operations Center for IT readiness for all State emergencies
Sree is a parent of two daughters, an avid golfer, and in his time away from his desk, Sree loves to be adventurous.

Suman Gajavelly, CTO and Co-Founder

Suman is the CTO and Co-Founder of bitsIO. He has 20 years of experience within the IT sector with focus on Splunk Solutions. Suman is recognized as an expert at providing Splunk solutions for customers and acting as a security advisor on issues related to people, policy, processes and technology surrounding security engagements while also supporting customers in their risk and threat mitigation solutions. Suman supports the team with his ability to motivate and collaborate with technical teams in order to deliver effective solutions that exceed customer expectations.