Sumo Logic Strengthens Executive Team with Appointments of First-Ever Chief Financial, Marketing, Development and Communications Officers and General Counsel
Leader in Continuous Intelligence and Machine Data Analytics Deepens Leadership Bench Across Key Functions to Execute Multi-Year Growth Strategy
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced the expansion of its executive bench with strategic hires and appointments across finance, marketing, communications, legal and engineering to help lead the company through its next growth phase. Sydney Carey, most recently chief financial officer (CFO) of Duo Security, and Kiki Haar, former general counsel and chief privacy officer (CPO) at Informatica, have joined Sumo Logic as CFO and general counsel, respectively.
“Sumo Logic is executing on a multi-year strategy to be the category leader in continuous intelligence to ultimately democratize machine data for our customers,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. “As part of this journey, we’re growing the business and our teams considerably to scale operations, bring new innovations to market, and meet the processes and requirements demanded of high-growth category leaders. I am honored to have Sydney and Kiki join our executive team, and look forward to working closely with them to accelerate our momentum and continue to deliver on our core purpose of empowering the people who power modern business.”
Carey is an accomplished and highly regarded executive with deep expertise in public markets, corporate finance and accounting, and has extensive experience in leading public companies and pre-IPO organizations, as both an executive and a board member. Prior to Duo Security, Carey served as CFO of Apttus, Zscaler, MongoDB and TIBCO. A San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area CFO of the Year, Carey’s broad financial experience includes two decades of operational and strategic leadership roles.
“Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of helping lead several of the fastest growing and innovative SaaS companies through phases of high growth, and in my view, Sumo Logic is executing at every level to be the next market disruptor,” said Carey. “Significant investments in the platform, talent and go-to-market strategy are a strong indication of the company’s plans for continued global success and I look forward to working with the leadership team to take Sumo Logic through its next phase of growth.”
Kiki Haar is an established privacy and financial executive with nearly 20 years of experience, most recently serving as senior vice president, general counsel and CPO at Informatica. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati law firm.
The company also announced the appointment of John Coyle as vice president of business development. Coyle brings more than 20 years of industry experience and insight across security, DevOps, open source software and mobility. He comes to Sumo Logic from Sauce Labs and also held similar positions at MobileIron, Symantec and more.
Additionally, the company announced other key appointments, including Suku Krishnaraj as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Aaron Feigin as Chief Communications Officer (CCO) and Sandeep Khanna as Chief Development Officer (CDO). These appointments are a reinforcement of Sumo Logic’s commitment to doubling down on developing a differentiated and world-class machine data analytics platform, driving ongoing growth into enterprise markets and continuing to build a global brand affinity with new and existing customers. These executive hires and new promotions come on the heels of record company growth for Sumo Logic as well as the appointment of new independent board members, BJ Jenkins, CEO of Barracuda and Chuck Robel, current chairman of the board for GoDaddy, former chairman of McAfee and veteran board member at AppDynamics, Informatica, Palo Alto Networks and Autodesk. The continued addition of proven and experienced executives enable the company to strengthen its ability to scale all functions across the business that are critical for the company’s go-to-market strategy and ability to continue deliver on its mission to empower the people who power modern businesses.
Other Recent Corporate Milestones Include:
-- Achieved record revenue for fiscal year 2018. -- Broadened global footprint with recently established Japan subsidiary, Sumo Japan KK. -- Announced the industry’s first-ever cloud SIEM solution built for DevSecOps. -- Added marquee customers and upgrades to its growing customer base, including Hudl, Major League Baseball, Marriott, Pitney Bowes, Salesforce, Samsung SmartThings, the Pokemon Company International, Thomson Reuters, USA TODAY NETWORK, Xero and more. -- Hosted Illuminate, the company’s second annual user conference that brought together over 600 Sumo Logic customers, partners and industry thought leaders for 40+ sessions and trainings over two days. -- Named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 list for a third consecutive year and to the JMP Securities’ ninth annual Hot 100 report of The Best Privately-Held Software Companies in 2018.
About Sumo LogicSumo Logic is a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service, 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 www.sumologic.com.
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