Employee Spotlight: Johan Averstedt

Employee Spotlight: Johan Averstedt

Title: GTM Team Lead for Logs EMEA 

What has your experience at LogicMonitor been like? 

The growth and momentum is extraordinary and there was so much to learn in the beginning. 

I started as an Enterprise Account Executive and was then asked to become a lead for our new logs product. As I came from Unomaly, which was the company that LogicMonitor acquired to integrate our new log capabilities, it made sense for me to accept that role. Even with many years of experience and a number of solution selling courses under my belt, I have still learned a lot from the very professional GTM leadership at LogicMonitor in EMEA. 

What is the most rewarding part of your role?

Now that I’m a team lead, I get to enable others to do their best. It is a bit different from being a rep and I am enjoying that very much. It’s interesting to understand what makes others motivated and more curious to learn. 

How have you seen LM Logs help our customers?

For most organizations, dealing with log data is a necessary evil. Our customers radically reduce complexity and get a single pane of glass for metrics and logs. This means less time wasted and quicker troubleshooting/root cause analysis. 

In addition, and what should be interesting to companies of all maturity levels, we offer unique anomaly detection out of the box that highlights never before seen logs; which really are what you typically look for when troubleshooting complex incidents or investigating a security incident anyway. This anomaly detection is always on and requires no config.   

One of LogicMonitor’s core values is being Customer Obsessed. What does that mean to you? 

Personally, I am becoming more customer-obsessed every year. It is all about helping the customer. Do what is right for them, always. It is about the long term, even when working for companies with quarterly targets. 

What is the best advice someone has given you?

Someone once suggested that I occasionally ask myself: “Can I be wrong about this?” This simple exercise/habit, over time, I believe has led me to become a bit more empathetic and understanding of my own as well as of others’ biases and beliefs. All of us have lots of biases and beliefs that we take for granted and we can only overcome them by listening to and learning from others.  

If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?

Piano, I love music and would really like to be able to improvise freely. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

Singing, dancing, skiing, sailing, reading, and being with my wife, kids, and friends. 

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My Mother-in-Law Miriam’s “Arroz and Feijao”.  

What are some of your favorite places in Stockholm? 

Mosebacke and Södra Teatern in the Södermalm area of the city – I used to live there and have great memories from concerts and events. Linje10 / Tjoget in Hornstull for drinks and/or dinner. It’s been voted a top 20 bar in the world.