Kirk Dunn

Former COO


Kirk Dunn served as COO of Cloudera from 2011 to 2015. During that time, he used his diversified range of technology engineering, marketing, sales and management experience to oversee Cloudera’s business operations.

During his nearly 20-year career, Kirk has worked extensively with established companies, high-growth organizations and Fortune 200 accounts, successfully building strategic sales and product divisions, and leading international expansions.

Kirk served as the CEO of PowerFile, Inc, which was sold to Hitachi LG Data Storage, and was CEO of Bang Networks Inc. Prior to joining Bang Networks, Kirk served as VP of North American field operations at Inktomi. He came to Inktomi from Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET), where he held executive positions in sales, marketing and professional services. Kirk also worked for IBM in senior sales positions.

He holds a BA in mathematics and applied sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently serves on the boards of Lastline, Inc., Apcera, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center.