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 SVP of Product Strategy and CTO Bio
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    Erica Schultz Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales Bio
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    Bjorn Freeman-Benson Senior Vice President of Engineering Bio
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    Bill Lapcevic Vice President of Customer Success 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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    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 is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a venture firm dedicated to investing in early stage entrepreneurs. Dan founded Flurry (acquired by YAHOO!), the leading user analytics platform for mobile applications. Dan began his career as employee number two at Wily Technology (acquired by CA) where he built the first version of the company’s application performance management product and then helped sell it to many of Wily’s Fortune 500 clients. Dan also worked at SVB Capital where he made venture investments in software and Internet services companies.

Dan received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. In Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Current Investments: Aryaka, BlueStripe Software, Code Climate, Compose, Crowdflower, Docker, Duetto Research, InfluxDB, JumpCam, Loggly, and Workpop.

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, and prior to that was chief financial officer for McCaw Celluar, predecessor company to AT&T Wireless.

Currie currently serves on the boards of Twitter, Schlumberger, Inkling and Tidemark. He is President of the board of trustees of Phillips Academy.

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.

Adam Messinger

Adam Messinger


As CTO of Twitter, Adam is responsible for long term technology direction and oversight of Twitter's technical architecture. He was previously VP of Application Development, where he led various teams, including mobile and web apps, design, search, relevance, and advertising. Prior to joining Twitter in 2011, Adam was Vice President of Development at Oracle where he lead the development of Java and Exalogic. Earlier in his career he worked at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, WebLogic, Organic, and the Santa Fe Institute.

Adam is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow and of Willamette University where he was a G. Herbert Smith Scholar. He is @adam_messinger on Twitter.

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

SVP of Product Strategy and CTO

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.

Erica Schultz

Erica Schultz

Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales

Erica Schultz is Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales at New Relic, where she will drive the enterprise go-to-market strategy globally. She focuses on developing and supporting New Relic’s extensive presence with large organizations.

She has near 20 years experience in software and SaaS sales, having recently served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Success at LivePerson, a leader in digital engagement. Prior to joining LivePerson, Schultz had a 16 -year tenure with Oracle Corporation, founding and leading numerous teams within the sales organization, including pioneering the company’s cloud business, and leading teams for North American and Latin American markets. Schultz received a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Senior 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 Customer Success

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.

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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.

Patrick Lightbody

Patrick 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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