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March 27, 2019 By Sumo Logic

Industry Veteran Randy Gottfried Joins Sumo Logic’s Board of Directors

Former Chief Financial Officer of AppDynamics, Riverbed and Inktomi is Latest Independent Board Member to Help Drive Next Phase of Growth, Innovation and Operational Rigor

Sumo Logic Promotes Shea Kelly to Chief People Officer on the Heels of the Company Being Named Top 25 Best Places to Work by Fortune Magazine

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- March 27, 2019 -- Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced the appointment of Randy Gottfried to its board of directors as an independent board member. The company has also promoted Shea Kelly to chief people officer. These additions further help propel Sumo Logic’s growth and market leadership, providing real-time insights to empower the people who power modern business.

“Sumo Logic continues to benefit from the generational shift toward digital business and cloud adoption across all industries and companies of all sizes. Machine data analytics, delivered and consumed as a service, is quickly becoming a core requirement to help them build, run and secure their modern applications for the analytics economy,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO of Sumo Logic. “I am thrilled that Randy has joined our team, as his expertise will help further propel our category leadership position and growth as we work to capture the enormous opportunity in front of us.”

Gottfried brings a wide range of experience helping high growth companies build the capability to scale and grow their people, process and systems. In addition, over the past 15 years, he has driven the initial public offering process for three companies, completed multiple venture capital, private placement, public equity and debt transactions totaling more than $2 billion. He currently sits on the boards of Freshworks and DataStax, and joins BJ Jenkins, CEO of Barracuda Networks, and Chuck Robel, chairman of the board of directors at GoDaddy, as independent board members at Sumo Logic.

“Sumo Logic is one of the pioneers that understood early on the massive market transition of cloud computing, the rise of new modern application architectures and how delivering continuous intelligence can help businesses make smarter decisions faster,” said Randy Gottfried. “More importantly, they’ve built a great company that provides an essential technology that puts the power of machine data analytics in the hands of everyone all from a single, unified platform. I’m excited to join the team and help them continue to solidify its market leadership as it enters its next phase of growth.”

Sumo Logic, a recognized expert in building and operating massive multi-tenant, highly distributed cloud systems, is the industry’s first machine data analytics platform to natively ingest, index and analyze structured and unstructured data together in real-time. As one of the most powerful cloud-native services in the world, the Sumo Logic platform ingests and analyzes vast amounts of data and enables more than 30 million searches and queries, which powers tens of millions of insights to customers who rely on this type of continuous intelligence to more effectively build, run and secure their modern applications.

In addition, the company announced that Shea Kelly who joined Sumo Logic as head of people operations in late 2015, has been promoted to chief people officer. Kelly spearheads all strategic talent initiatives and has been instrumental in helping the company more than triple in size, and become widely recognized as a best place to work and industry disruptor. Sumo Logic has recently been recognized as one of Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Technology 2019, a Top 70 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Forbes Cloud 100 recipient, and has experienced significant growth in EMEA and APAC.


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About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics platform, delivering real-time, continuous intelligence from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. More than 1,600 customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a multi-tenant, service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth.

Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, Calif. and is backed by Accel Partners, DFJ, Greylock Partners, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit

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