Co-founder and CEO
Location: Brooklyn, NY
“Our philosophy is, there’s always reason for celebration,” says Bart Mroz. The culture at SUMO Heavy is a little less formal than your typical workplace, so to employees, the office is like a second home, he says. The company prefers to hire people whom employees already know personally, or people who are recommended by friends. This strategy helps SUMO Heavy maintain its family-oriented culture. “Aside from the family aspect of our culture, I’d say we are a little wacky too,” says Mroz. “We like to joke around and know how to have fun.” SUMO Heavy promotes this type of environment by operating in a flat structure that eliminates hierarchy. Another thing SUMO has eliminated: vacation restrictions.
“We like to try new things and enjoy ourselves, but we also know what it means to work hard. It’s not for everyone, and over the year, we’ve seen people leave because this dual culture of hard work and play wasn’t a good fit for them. In a smaller team such as ours, culture is key and really differentiates not only our team but also our work.”