Sumo Logic announces Joe Kim as its new President and CEO, succeeding Ramin Sayar
May 15, 2023
Cloud-native analytics platform Sumo Logic has announced that Joe Kim is its new President and CEO. He succeeds Ramin Sayar, who led the company for the past eight and a half years and through its successful acquisition by Francisco Partners. The new CEO is a seasoned technology executive with more than two decades of experience in application, infrastructure, and security industries.
Prior to joining Sumo Logic, Joe Kim served as a Senior Operating Partner for Francisco Partners Consulting, where he assisted in deal thesis, assessed product-market-fit and technology readiness, and helped portfolio companies create value for customers and shareholders through advisory, board, and mentorship activities. Before that, he served as the Chief Technology and Chief Product Officer of Citrix, where he was responsible for strategy, development, and delivery of the company's $3.2 billion portfolio of products.
Kim has held various senior executive roles at SolarWinds, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and General Electric. He currently serves on the boards of SmartBear and Andela and is a member of the Innovation Advisory Council. He is a graduate of Marquette University.
In his statement, Joe Kim expressed his excitement about joining Sumo Logic and the potential for the company to become the leading SaaS analytics platform for reliable and secure cloud-native applications. He praised the company's ability to deliver powerful insights to customer's cloud infrastructures through its observability and security solutions, and intends to build on this strong foundation.
Outgoing CEO Ramin Sayar expressed his pride in Sumo Logic's continued success and journey. He expressed confidence that Sumo Logic's customers, partners, and employees are in good hands with Joe Kim as CEO.
Francisco Partners, the private equity firm that acquired Sumo Logic, praised Joe Kim's appointment, citing his depth of product and technology experience and strong customer-orientation. The company is excited to partner with Sumo Logic to accelerate investments in its SaaS analytics platform, ensuring customers can observe and secure their most mission-critical cloud-native applications.
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