REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/16/14 -- Sumo Logic, the next generation machine data intelligence company, today announced the appointment of former NICE Systems and Merced Systems vice president, Jim Wilson, as the company's new vice president of worldwide sales. Wilson brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the software and high tech industry to Sumo Logic and will be responsible for growing the company's global market presence. His appointment strengthens the company's executive leadership team as it focuses on accelerated growth, customer success and innovation.
Prior to joining Sumo Logic, Wilson was a senior vice president at NICE Systems where he oversaw both regional and major account sales groups, and also managed the integration of an acquired company, Merced Systems, into NICE. Prior to NICE, Wilson ran sales at Merced Systems, the leader in enterprise performance management software, where he rapidly grew sales from $6 million to $72 million, which culminated in the sale of Merced Systems to NICE.
Wilson has deep international experience having managed the growth of PTC in Asia, as well as the initial entry into Europe for Merced Systems. Wilson also held executive positions at Microsoft, Groove Networks, Inktomi and Parametric Technology. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.
"Sumo Logic has added more than 100 enterprises in the last six months due to the significant business value these customers have harnessed from their machine data," said Vance Loiselle, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. "Jim's track record of success, his ability to scale high performance sales teams and deep experience in global markets will be invaluable as we bring our vision of machine data intelligence to IT organizations around the world."
"As a company that's disrupting a very large market and with an impressive list of customers, Sumo Logic is an exciting place to be," said Wilson. "I look forward to working with this group of industry experts and expanding the business to meet the needs of customers worldwide."
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Sumo Logic is the next-generation machine data intelligence company that leverages Big Data for real-time IT insights. The company's cloud-based service provides customers like Netflix, McGraw-Hill, GoGo Inflight and Medallia with real-time interactive analytics at unprecedented petabyte scale. The Sumo Logic service is powered by patent-pending Elastic Log Processing and LogReduce technologies, and transforms machine data into actionable insights for IT operations, application management, and security and compliance teams. Unlike expensive and complex premise-based solutions, the Sumo Logic service has a low TCO, can be deployed instantly, scales elastically and requires zero maintenance. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.
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