Sumo Logic Layoffs Hit Engineers, Channel Organization

Sumo Logic has reportedly laid off 79 employees.


Multiple engineers and channel-related employees of Sumo Logic have posted online about layoffs following the cloud and application monitoring and management tools vendor’s acquisition by a private equity group.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Sumo Logic has laid off 79 employees, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The layoffs come about a month after Francisco Partners bought the formerly publicly traded vendor for $1.7 billion.

Along with the completion of the sale, Sumo Logic named Joe Kim as president and CEO, succeeding Ramin Sayar, according to a vendor statement.

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Kim emailed Sumo Logic staff Wednesday about the cuts, according to The Information. Sumo Logic employed 983 people as of Jan. 31.

CRN has reached out to Sumo Logic and its channel chief, Timm Hoyt, for comment.

The vendor has about 200 worldwide channel partners, 120 of them in North America, according to CRN’s 2023 Channel Chiefs. The vendor has recently taken steps to grow its channel presence worldwide.

Deborah Hansen, a Sumo Logic inside partner account manager of less than a year, posted on LinkedIn that she is among the employees affected by the layoffs.

“Saying goodbye, even to a company and a job that you love … sucks,” Hansen said. “Sadly, today I have to do just that. This morning I got the news that I was laid off along with many talented and dedicated coworkers, all who had a huge part in creating and driving Sumo Logic’s channel focused motion.”

She continued: “It was a huge undertaking, but each of us were brought on because of our knowledge of the industry, commitment, and drive to a common goal. People with such talent and drive will no doubt hit the ground running with a new company, (as I know I will too), that will benefit from all our roadwork at Sumo.”

Michael Mosley, an account executive with the company, said on LinkedIn that “there was a significant layoff at Sumo Logic.”

“Unfortunately, I was one of the employees affected by this news,” Mosley said. “While the ending was sudden and unexpected, I am truly grateful for my amazing two and a half years at Sumo Logic. It’s where my tech career took off, starting as an SDR (sales development representative) and eventually progressing to management and becoming an Account Executive.”

He continued: “I had the privilege of collaborating with so many incredible individuals and brilliant minds. Although a single LinkedIn post isn’t enough to express my gratitude to each and every one of them, if we worked together during my time there, please know that I am genuinely thankful for the shared experiences and the valuable lessons I’ve learned.”

Among those who posted about their layoffs online are:

*Vincent Guzman, a partner account manager with the company for less than a year

*Zach Reed, an enterprise sales engineering manager with the company for about three years

*Mikaela Greiner, a southwest partner sales manager with the company for about a year

*Hayley Wickins, an enterprise account executive with the company for about two years

*Binay Prasanna Jena, a data architect with Sumo Logic for less than a year

*Jesse Hafterson, a partner sales manager with Sumo Logic for about a year

*Daniel Middleton, a staff user interface (UI) engineer with the company for about two years

*Patrick Rush, a solutions engineer with the company for about two years

*Riley Griffin, a recruiter with the company for more than two years

LinkedIn users posted online to say the following companies are still hiring:





*New Relic





The layoffs come amid multiple tech vendors shedding employee counts after hiring to keep up with demand for digital tools at the height of the global pandemic. Vendors to announce or conduct layoffs recently include Verizon, HashiCorp, Red Hat, CDW, Deloitte and F5.

Recent moves by Francisco Partners include the sale of Quest Software to Clearlake Capital Group and the purchase of SAP’s Litmos learning management software.