Management Team

Our management team brings together years of expertise in SaaS and Software Analytics solutions. Together, they are working toward the goal of creating a family of software analytics products, designed to serve people building modern software.

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    Lew Cirne CEO and Founder Bio
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    Chris Cook President and Chief Operating Officer Bio
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    Hilarie Koplow-McAdams Chief Revenue Officer Bio
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    Mark Sachleben Chief Financial Officer Bio
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    Patrick Moran Chief Marketing Officer Bio
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    Jim Gochee Senior Vice President of Product Bio
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    Matt Cooley Vice President of Sales Bio
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    Bjorn Freeman-Benson Vice President of Engineering Bio
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    Bill Lapcevic Vice President of Business Development Bio
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    Robin Schulman Vice President and General Counsel Bio
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    Steve McElfresh Vice President of People Operations Bio
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    Dennis Reno Vice President of Customer Success Bio
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    Patrick Lightbody Vice President of Product Management Bio


Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton, Chairman

Benchmark Capital

Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners. Prior to joining the venture capital community, he was an early employee at Virage, a multimedia information retrieval company that went public on the NASDAQ in 2000. Peter also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco.

Current Investments: EngineYard, Lithium, New Relic, Pentaho, Polyvore, Terracotta, Twitter, Yelp, Zendesk and Zuora

Dan Scholnick

Dan Scholnick

Trinity Ventures

Dan joined Trinity Ventures in 2007 with significant experience in mobile and Internet applications as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Most recently, Dan founded a venture backed mobile application startup. Dan also worked for SVB Capital supporting the software and services practice for the firm’s $56 million equity fund.

Dan started his career as an early employee at Wily Technology, an application performance management company acquired by CA. As the company’s first technical hire, he collaborated with the founder to develop the first version of Wily’s flagship product. During his tenure at Wily, Dan also worked in the sales organization on pre‐ and post‐sales engagements with many of Wily’s Fortune 500 clients.

Current Investments: Aryaka Networks, BillShrink, Blue Stripe Software, CrowdFlower (Dolores Labs), Loggly, RiverMuse.

Peter Currie

Peter Currie

Currie Capital

Peter L. S. Currie is President of Currie Capital. He was the chief financial officer for Netscape during the 1990s. As an investor and consultant, he has focused on the enterprise software sector of the business.

Currie has affiliations with numerous companies including Corsair Communications, Critical Path, Inkling, Listen.com, Kodak Imaging Network, Kontiki, IPVALUE Management, Oracle America, Tellme Networks, Zantaz, InfoSpace.com, Clearwire, CNET, Safeco, and Palamon Capital Partners.

Sarah Friar

Sarah Friar


Sarah Friar is CFO and Operations Lead at Square. Friar joined Square in July 2012 from salesforce.com, where she served as SVP of Finance & Strategy. Prior to salesforce.com, Friar worked at Goldman Sachs for over 10 years, with experience in corporate finance, M&A, and equity research, and ultimately as lead software analyst and Business Unit Leader for Goldman Sachs' Technology Research Group. She previously worked for McKinsey in both London and South Africa. She holds a Masters of Engineering from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford University.

In addition to New Relic, Sarah sits on the Boards of ModelN, a SaaS-based revenue management software company, and Spark, a nonprofit focused on changing the lives of at-risk middle schoolers through mentorship.

Lew Cirne

Lew Cirne

New Relic


Lewis Cirne

Lewis Cirne

CEO and Founder

Lew Cirne discovered the joy of building software in 1982 when he received his first computer as a Christmas gift from his parents. Three decades later, Lew has been recognized as the creator of the multi-billion dollar Application Performance Management (APM) market, and the founder of two companies that have realized an aggregate enterprise value of over $1 billion.

A developer at heart, Lew still devotes time each week to building software alongside the world class engineers at New Relic. He's also a guest lecturer at Harvard and Stanford, and is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, used each year to teach students the principles of successful entrepreneurship. Lew has an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and serves on the boards of New Relic and the Thrive Foundation for Youth.

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook

President and Chief Operating Officer

Chris Cook joined New Relic as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2011, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the software and performance management industries. Previously, Chris was corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA Technologies’ Service Assurance business, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business and P&L on a worldwide basis.

Prior to that, Chris was senior vice president of worldwide field operations at Wily Technology, and held executive leadership positions at Quest Software, Peregrine Systems, BMC Software and IBM. Chris holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Chief Revenue Officer

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams is Chief Revenue Officer at New Relic, responsible for global sales, customer success, support and business development. She joins New Relic after leading salesforce.com’s worldwide sales teams, focusing on growing the company’s business globally.

A software sales veteran, Koplow-McAdams spent over 20 years in a variety of sales and product marketing leadership roles at Oracle, where she rapidly expanded the direct sales organization and launched new product lines. As senior vice president of the direct sales channel, she drove the company’s rapid growth in both the technology and applications markets.

Prior to joining salesforce.com, Koplow-McAdams was vice president of direct sales and a member of the executive committee at Intuit, where her responsibilities included driving sales strategies and execution for Intuit’s small business solutions.

Koplow-McAdams has a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College.

Mark Sachleben

Mark Sachleben

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Sachleben joins New Relic following 9 years at Wily Technology where he was the company’s senior financial executive from start-up through the company’s acquisition by CA.

Prior to Wily, Mark spent 10 years as an investment banker, working in the merger and acquisitions group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and at an investment banking boutique in San Francisco. Mark holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB, BS from Dartmouth College.

Patrick Moran

Patrick Moran

Chief Marketing Officer

Before New Relic, Patrick was Chief Marketing Officer of Fuze Box, a leading SaaS provider of mobile and web collaboration solutions, where he focused on customer acquisition and product strategy.

Earlier, Patrick served in marketing leadership roles at various SaaS companies including social enterprise application company Mzinga, as well as Cisco, WebEx and Intranets.com. Early in his career, Patrick co-founded Essential.com, a leading online communications and energy marketplace.

Jim Gochee

Jim Gochee

Senior Vice President of Product

Jim Gochee comes to New Relic as the Senior Vice President of Product from the Wily Technology division of CA, where he was the Lead Architect for Introscope, the industry-leading web application performance monitoring solution.

Prior to that, he was the CTO for an internet-based trading system for the wholesale food industry. Jim also spent four years at Apple Computer, Inc. and three years at Connectix Corporation working on VirtualPC. He holds an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Matt Cooley

Matt Cooley

Vice President of Sales

Matt came to New Relic from Citrix Online, a leader in web-based remote access, support and collaboration. Matt spent almost seven years helping build a sales organization at Citrix Online focused on direct sales of software as a service (SaaS) offerings that include GotoMeeting, GotoMyPC and GotoAssist.

Matt holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Vice President of Engineering

Bjorn Freeman-Benson has had an interesting career in software tools, most recently with the Eclipse Foundation, supporting the leading open source Java IDE. Prior, he ran engineering for a reconfigurable hardware startup.

Earlier in his career Bjorn held senior engineering positions at Amazon.com, Rational, and OTI. Bjorn holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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Bill Lapcevic

Bill Lapcevic

Vice President of Business Development

Before New Relic, Bill was Vice President of Alliances at Solidcore Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class change control and enforcement technology.

Earlier, Bill spent nearly seven years as the Director of Business Development at Wily Technology, which he joined as employee number 13. While at Wily, he built partnerships with BEA Systems, IBM, HP, Oracle, and others. Bill holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an AB from Dartmouth College.

Robin Schulman

Robin Schulman

Vice President and General Counsel

Robin joins New Relic as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to New Relic, Robin was Legal Counsel for Adobe Systems Incorporated where she advised many of the company’s SaaS products. Earlier, Robin was an attorney with Fenwick & West LLP where she counseled clients ranging from emerging companies to those in the Fortune 1000. She has also taught at Santa Clara Law.

Robin graduated with High Honors, Order of the Coif from Rutgers School of Law and holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Steve McElfresh

Steve McElfresh

Vice President of People Operations

Steve began work with New Relic as a consultant in 2008, when it was still a virtual gleam in Lew Cirne’s eye. He finally joined New Relic full time in 2012 as VP of People.

Before New Relic, Steve led two HR consulting organizations, Saratoga Institute and HR Futures, working with start-ups and F100 companies on the people challenges of organizational growth. Previously, he had been the chief HR officer with several technology organizations, most recently SRI International. Steve holds a PhD from Boston College and a JD from Santa Clara University.

Dennis Reno

Dennis Reno

Vice President of Customer Success

Prior to joining New Relic, Dennis was Vice President of Customer Support for Oracle USA where he managed support quality for Oracle’s top two thousand customers, as well as managing the integration of newly acquired companies into Oracle’s global support organization.

A Customer Success and Technical Support expert for the past 25 years, Reno has also held executive positions in Customer Success, Technical Support and Professional Services at companies such as BEA Systems, Plumtree Software, AT&T, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Continental Airlines.

Reno has also built service and support organizations for pre-IPO companies such as Chemdex.com and Greenlight.com and serves as an industry expert and thought leader in all things service within the technology sector. Dennis also serves on the advisory board for Arizona State University, William P. Carey School of Business, Center for Services Leadership.

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Patrick Lightbody

Patric Lightbody

Vice President of Product Management

Patrick came to New Relic after founding several startups, most recently BrowserMob (acquired by Neustar), a cloud load testing and monitoring service. Previously he’s held management and engineering roles at Jive Software, Gomez (acquired by Compuware) and Cisco Systems.

Patrick is an avid open source contributor, most notably helping launch the Selenium browser automation project and Apache Struts 2.0. He’s also published two books on open source development. Patrick holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.

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