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December 1, 2022 By Melissa Beck

Fusing career paths with interests and passion

Bryan Liberator - Quote Card

Sumo Spotlight highlights Sumo Logic employees from around the globe. This spotlight features Bryan Liberator, Senior Director of Investor Relations based in Seattle, WA.

Describe your role at Sumo Logic

I manage all of our activities around Investor Relations, including driving our quarterly IR-related deliverables for earnings, which includes the earnings script, mock Q&A, and guidance. I am also a key contact for investors, analysts, and a range of Sumo stakeholders. I work across functions to articulate who we are, and why we are different, with the ultimate goal of building awareness for Sumo Logic within the investor community.

What do you like most about your job?

I’m fortunate to do something I really love. There are so many software companies that someone is able to invest in, and I get great joy from helping investors understand why we are unique and why they should invest in us. Additionally, we have a very talented finance team that I work closely with which makes my job easier.

From your view of the world, what is the opportunity for Sumo Logic?

Every company is becoming more digital and trying to deliver secure and reliable digital experiences. Sumo Logic plays in this large and growing market as companies continue on their journeys of cloud migration and digital transformation, so the opportunity is massive. Customers love Sumo, and the way we help them deliver these digital experiences. I think this coupled with our impressive executive leadership team, we have the right formula to help us drive scale and efficient growth going forward.

Bryan and his wife and pup

Bryan and his wife and pup

What do you think is the best thing about Sumo Logic’s culture?

One of the best things about Sumo Logic’s culture is that people's input is actually listened to. Whether it be during Town Halls or Ask-me-Anythings with executives, no idea or question is dumb and all are given thoughtful consideration.

What did you do prior to coming to Sumo Logic?

I originally started my career in audit like lots of folks in finance. After moving out of audit, I moved into a consulting role helping companies navigate capital transformative transactions, whether an IPO, M&A, or divestiture. One of my clients offered me a job a handful of years ago, and that is when I joined the tech industry. I’ve worked for three pre-IPO startups since then, and have been lucky enough to go through the IPO process twice.

What have been your proudest accomplishments while at Sumo Logic?

If I had to pick one it would be Sumo Logic’s IPO in 2020. It is a huge milestone for any company. And while it’s certainly not the end of a journey, it’s a pinnacle moment in a company’s evolution. A lot of companies have the dream to go public, but very few do and I’m fortunate to have had that experience here at Sumo.

We also recently held our first Investor Day at Nasdaq in New York and it was great to be in person talking to investors and analysts and showing the progress that Sumo Logic has made since IPO.

Ringing the bell at Nasdaq on Sumo Logic's 2-year anniversary of going public

Ringing the bell at Nasdaq on Sumo Logic’s 2-year anniversary of going public

What do you like to do for fun outside work?

Cooking! My wife and I will try to pick out a new recipe every Sunday and make something from scratch like pizzas, noodles, and pastas, or even homemade buns for fried chicken sandwiches. I also try to give a lot of time back to myself; that includes working out, meditation, or reading. Some of the books I’ve read recently include Project Hail Mary, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Breath.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Sumo?

The culture and people. I genuinely can say that it feels like more than just a job.

How have you grown professionally during your time at Sumo?

I joined Sumo with the intention that I would get executive and board exposure with multiple different career paths. Ultimately, I was able to take on our Investor Relations function, and feel incredibly fortunate as it closely fits with some of my interests and passion.

Share one thing that your co-workers don’t know about you.

I can be loud…very loud and I think a lot of people are probably surprised to hear how self-reflective I am.

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Melissa Beck

Melissa Beck

Sr. Director of Global Communications

Melissa is a strategic communications professional with 20+ years of experience developing and scaling global communications and influencer programs. Currently, she leads global communications for Sumo Logic focusing on corporate thought leadership, customer advocacy, employee communications and social media. In addition, she runs Sumo Logic's Customer Advisory Board.

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