As co-founder of Sumo Logic, Christian brings 15 years experience creating industry-leading enterprise software architecture. Christian played critical roles at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010, most recently serving as Chief Architect for event-based products, ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that built and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling and object-relational mapping frameworks, and was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks. Christian holds degrees from Humboldt University of Berlin and Fachhochschule Brandenburg.
As CEO, Ramin brings 20 years of industry experience as a strategic and operating leader of both small and large organizations, and has a strong track record of developing innovative products in both emerging and mature markets. Ramin joined Sumo Logic from VMware where he formulated the strategy for and built the industry’s leading private cloud management products. The Cloud Management Business Unit became the fastest growing business within VMware, with nearly $1 billion in revenue during his nearly five-year tenure. Previously, Ramin held executive roles at leading enterprises, including Vice President of Products and Strategy at HP Software, Senior Director of Products at Mercury Software, Director of Products and Solutions at TIBCO, Product Line Marketing Manager at iPlanet Software, and Product Line Marketing Manager at Netscape. He also serves on the technology and executive boards of various startup companies. Ramin holds an MBA from San Jose State University and B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As Sumo Logic’s Vice President of Security and Compliance, George Gerchow brings 18 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His expertise impacts the security, compliance, and operational status of complex, heterogeneous, virtual and cloud computing environments. Mr. Gerchow’s practical experience and insight from managing the infrastructures of some of the world’s largest corporate and government institutions, make him a highly regarded speaker and invited panelist on topics including cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, configuration management, operational security and compliance. George was one of the original founders of the VMware Center for Policy and Compliance and he holds CISSP, ITIL, Cisco, and Microsoft Certifications. Mr. Gerchow is also an active Board Member for several technology start ups and the co-author of Center for Internet Security – Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and is a Faculty Member for IANS – Institute of Applied Network Security https://www.iansresearch.com/
Aaron brings to Sumo Logic 20 years of experience helping technology heavyweights and disruptors elevate their position, build their brand and grow their business. Before Sumo Logic, Aaron most recently spent 6 years at VMware, where he built and led the global team responsible for communicating the vision, strategy and values during a period of rapid growth – $2B to $5B in revenue. In addition, Aaron was responsible for the market introduction of VMware NSX, the transformative network virtualization platform that grew from several million to several hundred million dollars in revenue in under three years. Aaron currently serves as advisor to several early stage startups and non-profits who are working to bring new ideas to market.
Kalyan has more than 20 years of experience in software and marketing and brings a a deep understanding of the IT operations and management market.
Prior to Sumo Logic, Kalyan was the VP of Product Marketing at AppDynamics. He has also served as CMO at Crittercism, VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud and as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Opsware/HP.
Kalyan began his career at Intel and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ben has been in the IT Operations for over 15 years working in positions across the spectrum from Sales Engineer to Software Engineer to now Product Manager. Ben loves to read, play music (of the stringed variety), and play video games.
“Sumo Logic brings everything together into one interface where we Hudl can quickly scan across 1,000 servers across and gigabytes of logs and quickly identify problems. It’s awesome software and awesome support.”
Jon Dokuli, VP of Engineering
“Sumo Logic reduces the friction in our business by giving us the actionable intelligence we need to quickly diagnose issues without collecting that data manually.”
Dave Anderson, Director of Security & IT
“We’ve barely scratched the surface with Sumo Logic. The ability to access trending metrics over time is a bonus we never expected to get from a log management system. And the fact that it’s also easy to adopt means we can deliver better quality products to our customers.”