Sumo Logic Hires 4 to Enhance Channel, Sales

Sumo Logic, a SaaS analytics platform to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications, appointed four new senior leaders. This team will help drive focus and ensure efficient global growth as Sumo Logic helps companies with digital transformation, cloud migration and security modernization initiatives.

Sumo Logic welcomes:

  • Zakir Ahmed (pictured), Managing Director of APAC and International Market Strategy
  • Steve Doyle, SVP of Global Sales Strategy and Operations
  • Timm Hoyt, SVP of Global Channels and Alliances
  • Russell Rosa, SVP of America Sales

According to Sumo Logic President of Worldwide Field Operations Lynne Doherty, each appointee brings a proven track record and functional success in growing large, high-velocity organizations that will help accelerate the company’s growth.

“Sumo Logic is a critical component of customers’ software stacks, and our job is to build on our early platform success to be the clear leader in serving both the security and observability needs of organizations,” Doherty said. “This new leadership team, along with the deep talent and passion of all of Sumo Logic, gives me great confidence that we can help our customers win.”

Based in Singapore, Ahmed will lead the APAC region and provide advisory support for other international geographies. He brings significant experience most recently at Kofax, where he was SVP and General Manager for APAC. While there, Ahmed was responsible for driving a strategic direction and spearheading its transformation while leading the region through growth and expansion into new markets. He brings extensive experience in management, customer acquisition, retention, and sales leadership from a variety of companies, including the NetSuite Business Unit at Oracle,, TechnologyOne Corp, and Microcell.

Doyle leads a global team spanning from North America to United Kingdom, Australia, and India. Doyle’s team works to implement the structure, standards, consistency and processes to help accelerate growth as the business scales. Prior to joining Sumo Logic, Doyle led global strategic initiatives at Cisco. He spent 16 years in a variety of roles, including leading Global Renewals Operations, where he built a team of more than 50 professionals to support an expanding business. Doyle also led strategy and planning for Cisco Americas, where he led all sales operations functions including compensation, planning, and forecasting.

Hoyt is a technology industry veteran with a track record of delivering robust, product integration and go-to-market partner strategy. He will focus on driving market leadership by advancing global partnerships for Sumo Logic. Hoyt brings international operations and leadership to the team, with more than 20 years of experience from posts at PagerDuty, Druva, Atlantis Computing, Skyera, and Brocade.

Rosa will ensure scale throughout North America and drive strategy in emerging markets like Canada and Latin America. Rosa joins Sumo Logic from Cisco, where he held senior sales leadership roles and successfully built, developed and managed high-performing teams. Rosa spent the last five years running U.S. Commercial East, a business unit comprised of small, midsize and Fortune 500 customers.