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About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by experts in log management, scalable systems, big data, and security. Today, our purpose-built, cloud-native service analyzes more than 100 petabytes of data, more than 16 million searches, and delivers 10s of millions of insights daily – positioning Sumo among the most powerful machine data analytics services in the world.

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Ramin Sayar
President & CEO
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Ramin Sayar

President & CEO

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.

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Christian Beedgen
Co-Founder & CTO
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Christian Beedgen

Co-Founder & CTO

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.

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Bruno Kurtic
Founding VP of Product and Strategy
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Bruno Kurtic

Founding VP of Product and Strategy

Bruno leads product strategy and development for Sumo Logic, pioneering machine-learning technology to address growing volumes of machine data across enterprise networks. He joined Sumo Logic from SenSage, where he served as Vice President of Product Management, developing technology, go-to-market strategy and product roadmaps for data warehousing, GRC, SIEM and log management solutions. Before joining SenSage, Bruno developed and implemented growth strategies for large high-tech clients at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), including a $7 billion R&D organization. He spent six years at webMethods, where he was a Product Group Director for two product lines, started the west coast engineering team and played a key role in the acquisition of Active Software Inc. Bruno also served at Andersen Consulting’s Center for Strategic Technology in Palo Alto and founded a software company that developed handwriting and voice recognition software. Bruno holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. in Quantitative Methods and Computer Science from University of St. Thomas.

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Aaron Feigin
VP of Marketing & Communication
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Aaron Feigin

VP of Marketing & Communication

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.

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Bridget Gleason
VP of Corporate Sales
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Bridget Gleason

VP of Corporate Sales

With twenty years of sales and sales management experience in the high technology sector, Bridget joined Sumo Logic’s executive team as the VP of Corporate Sales to lead and grow the inside sales team. Her most recent experience includes VP of Sales for Yesware in Boston, and SVP of Worldwide Sales for Engine Yard. Prior to Engine Yard, Bridget was the founder and principal of BLG Consulting Group, a strategic sales consulting organization, and previously served in leadership roles at TapIn Systems, Akasha Group and Visionary Design Systems. She is an advisor to several early stage startup companies.

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Dean Thomas
VP Customer Success
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Dean Thomas

VP Customer Success

Dean Thomas is an experienced Client Services and Customer Success executive with over 20 years delivering value for enterprise software customers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pac. Prior to Sumo Logic, Dean was Vice President of Application Delivery and Value Added Services for NICE Systems where he led the organizations implementing the company’s full suite of business applications, as well as the Training and Business Consulting teams responsible for all products in NICE’s broad portfolio. Prior to NICE, Dean built and led Client Services and Customer Success at Merced Systems, the leader in Enterprise Performance Management Software, over an eight-year period, growing the team 15 times, from five to 75. Dean was responsible for the software implementations and the hosting operations that enabled the company to reach over $70 million in annual revenue, resulting in the acquisition of Merced Systems by NICE Systems in 2012. Prior to Merced, Dean worked internationally in services and consulting at Intalio, Denalii and Andersen Consulting. Dean holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Jim Wilson
VP of Worldwide Sales
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Jim Wilson

VP of Worldwide Sales

Jim Wilson is a seasoned sales executive with over 20 years experience in the Enterprise Software and High Tech industry across markets as diverse as Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Internet Infrastructure, and Computer Aided Design. Prior to Sumo Logic, Jim was Senior Vice President at NICE Systems where he oversaw both regional and major account sales groups, while also managing the integration of an acquired company, Merced Systems, into NICE. Before NICE, Jim ran sales at Merced Systems, the leader in Enterprise Performance Management Software, where he grew sales from $6 million to $72 million over a five-year period, culminating in the acquisition of Merced Systems by NICE. Jim also has deep international experience, having managed the growth of PTC in Asia, as well as the initial entry into Europe for Merced Systems. Prior to Merced, he held executive positions at Microsoft, Groove Networks, Inktomi, and Parametric Technology. He has driven growth at three companies that were ultimately acquired: Merced Systems, Groove Networks, and Inktomi. Jim holds a B.S. in both Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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John McMahon
Independent Board Member
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John McMahon

Independent Board Member

John McMahon’s career in enterprise software has focused on building and running world-class sales, marketing, and professional services organizations at five leading software companies. Prior to joining the board of directors at Sumo Logic, McMahon served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services at BMC Software where he was responsible for $1.4B in annual sales revenues. Prior to BMC, McMahon served as the chief operating officer and senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services with BladeLogic. At BladeLogic, McMahon played a critical role in transforming the company from startup to public company, with the company’s initial public offering in 2007, and ultimately the firm’s $880 million acquisition by BMC Software.

 

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Joseph Ansanelli
Partner, Greylock Partners
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Joseph Ansanelli

Partner, Greylock Partners

Joseph is a Partner at Greylock focused on investing in enterprise applications, security and storage as well as new emerging mobile applications.
Prior to joining Greylock, Joseph spent the majority of his career as an entrepreneur. He was CEO and co-founded several companies including Vontu, which was acquired by Symantec in November 2007 for $350 million. Prior to Vontu, Joseph co-founded and was CEO of Connectify which was acquired by Kana and subsequently went public in 1999. Joseph also worked at Macromedia and Apple which acquired his first company, Trio Development.
Joseph received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he is currently a member of the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board.

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Michael Peachey
VP of User Experience
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Michael Peachey

VP of User Experience

Michael Peachey is a user experience evangelist with more than 15 years experience navigating the connection between design and technology to drive customer success. Most recently, Michael served as Vice President of Product Experience and Executive Producer of the TIBCO User Experience Group. At TIBCO Software, Michael built a new user experience group to a team of more than 90 with the responsibility for the design and development of product interfaces, as well as end-user applications, including the Golden State Warriors and the Oakland Raiders. He also led product teams for TIBCO General Interface and TIBCO Formvine, which he took from concept to first revenue in under 18 months. Prior to TIBCO, Michael acted as CEO and co-founder of General Interface Corp., which was acquired by TIBCO in 2004. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Matt Handler
VP Worldwide Channels and Alliances
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Matt Handler

VP Worldwide Channels and Alliances

Matt is an innovative and accomplished IT sales leader with proven global success in launching startups, startup divisions within existing structures, and quickly turning around underperforming regions/organizations. He has over 20 years of success in growing global revenue via direct and channel sales for private and public IT companies including Juniper and Parametric Technology Corporation. Most recently he managed Global Channels at TIBCO Software and was a Director of Business Development for the Americas at Hewlett Packard. Matt has held senior leadership positions at many Value Added Resellers and System Integrators including VP of Sales at UniCapital Corp and SVP of BlueAlly.

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Rick Hasselman
VP of Finance
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Rick Hasselman

VP of Finance

Rick brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and operations to Sumo Logic. He led the finance function for Google Capital and also worked in mergers and acquisitions, leading several industry-shifting transactions including Google’s acquisition of Motorola for $12.5 billion. Before joining Google, Rick was a director in PWC’s transaction services practice where he advised private equity and corporate clients. He also co-founded Fugent, a leading provider of online communication and collaboration tools to the financial services industry. Rick is a CPA, holds an MBA from Emory University and B.S.B.A in Accounting from Bowling Green State University.

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Sandeep Khanna
VP of Engineering
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Sandeep Khanna

VP of Engineering

Sandeep Khanna is a product engineering veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently he was with Microsoft where he was responsible for all aspects of Display Advertising R&D, which includes product strategy, definition, creation, quality of service and maintenance. Recently, he was responsible for the successful transition of the Display Platform to AOL. Before joining Microsoft, Sandeep was responsible for Yahoo’s next generation Display Advertising Platform – Apt™; its creation and adoption across sales and other ecosystem partners. During his eight years at Yahoo, he led product and technology teams responsible for defining the strategy, direction and execution of critical initiatives across areas of HotJobs, Shopping, Travel, Local, CRM, RMX™, and Apt™. Sandeep started his career as an Operating Systems engineer and managed several R&D teams at WebMD, Seven Networks and Sun Microsystems. During his career, Sandeep has helped to create new innovative systems, wireless products, and industry platforms that brought billions of dollars of revenue. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering.

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Shea Kelly
VP of People
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Shea Kelly

VP of People

As Vice President of People, Shea drives global strategic talent initiatives that enable rapid and smooth organizational scale. She creates alignment between business strategy and the corresponding capabilities required to accelerate success. Previously, Shea served as Vice President of People at Platfora, and Sr. Vice President of Human Resources at Wize Commerce, where she stewarded their renewed and dynamic culture through significant global growth, both organically and through acquisitions. Prior to Wize Commerce, Shea held executive leadership positions at Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Actelion Pharmaceuticals and Yodlee. Her career started at GE and Thomson Multimedia, followed by Citicorp. Shea earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Connecticut, and a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Purdue University.

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Suku Krishnaraj
VP of Marketing
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Suku Krishnaraj

VP of Marketing

Suku Krishnaraj brings over 20 years of experience in IT management, IaaS and PaaS markets. Suku most recently headed the Cloud Business Unit at CenturyLink as their VP/General Manager managing P&L & GTM of the Cloud and managed hosting businesses. He came into CenturyLink through an acquisition of an early stage PaaS startup – AppFog where he was the CMO responsible for developer growth (DevOps) Marketing & Products. Prior to AppFog, Suku was an SVP at SolarWinds where he built a high-velocity GTM and demand generation engine for expanding into adjacent IT management markets. Prior to SolarWinds, Suku led product management and product marketing functions for a variety of IT Operations management products with Mercury, Hewlett Packard and Precise companies. Suku started his career in Engineering, building large-scale distributed systems as a Software Developer with BFL Software, VeriFone, and Hewlett Packard companies in Bangalore, India. Suku has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Mysore University, India and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Mike Speiser
Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures
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Mike Speiser

Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures

Mike’s current directorships include Clover, Platfora, Pure Storage, and Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc. He is responsible for a number of the firm’s seed investments.
Mike joined Sutter Hill Ventures in 2008 from Yahoo!, where he was Vice President of Community products — he joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of Bix, where he served as CEO. Previously, Mike was Vice President and Technical Advisor to Symantec’s Chairman & CEO and served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at VERITAS Software, which was acquired by Symantec.
He also co-founded Epinions.com, worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and was an analyst with CS First Boston. Mike holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

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Joan Pepin
Strategic Advisor
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Joan Pepin

Strategic Advisor

A recognized expert in security policy, lifecycle management and compliance, Joan is the inventor of SecureWorks’ Anomaly Detection Engine and Event Linking technologies. As Advisor at Sumo Logic, she brings over 17 years of experience from a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, defense, ISPs and MSSPs. Joan spent nine years with the Guardent/ Verisign/ Secureworks organization where she helped establish key initiatives around policy management, security metrics and incident response. She holds a patent for developing methodology to assess whether a communication contains an attack. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She plays the role of Business Information Security Officer at Nike.

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Meagen Eisenberg
Strategic Advisor, CMO - MongoDB
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Meagen Eisenberg

Strategic Advisor, CMO - MongoDB

Meagen has spent over 20 years in high-tech. Named Top 50 most retweeted by mid-sized marketers according to AdWeek and Top 25 for B2B Marketing Influencers. In 2014 she received the Marketers that Matter Award in Leveraging the Bay and in 2011 the Marketing Visionary Markie award within the marketing automation field. She has an MBA from Yale SOM, and a Bachelor of Science degree in MIS and a minor in CSC from Cal Poly – SLO.

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Kumar Saurabh
Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor
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Kumar Saurabh

Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor

Kumar is co-founder of Sumo Logic, leading the business’s innovation in engineering a cloud-native, scalable analytics platform since 2010. Prior to Sumo Logic, Kumar was instrumental in designing and building the data analysis infrastructure for Mint.com (acquired by Intuit). Kumar also served at ArcSight from 2001 to 2008, where as Director of Engineering he supervised teams responsible for correlation, analytics and compliance solutions deployed on ArcSight ESM and Logger products. Kumar holds several patents, including methods to automatically mine security attacks from raw event data, as well as to identify patterns across network security systems. Kumar received his M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and B.S. in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur.

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Christian Beedgen
Co-Founder & CTO
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Christian Beedgen

Co-Founder & CTO

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.

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Ramin Sayar
President & CEO
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Ramin Sayar

President & CEO

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.

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