Bryan Sims

General Counsel

Bryan has 20+ years of experience performing in broad legal and business roles including extensive international experience in publicly-traded technology companies and three AMLAW 100 law firms. He has helped transform 2 small US companies into multinational software companies doing business in all major international markets with offices all around the world.

At SolarWinds, as General Counsel and Secretary, Bryan created and built the legal department, its licensing model and other major policies. Bryan also led a team that filed and completed a successful IPO and then a follow-on offering. He was also responsible for assisting the company with the acquisition of 20+ companies in the US, Canada, Europe and APAC.

Earlier in his career, Bryan was Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Corporate Development and Business Affairs at open source software provider Red Hat, Inc. He also has spent time with his own private practice, acting as general counsel for early-stage software companies; representing several Sports & Entertainment companies; completing international market expansion projects; managing legal enforcement and prosecution of multinational software and consumer-oriented trademark portfolios and more.

Bryan is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1994 and remains a diehard Buckeyes fan. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.