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With years of expertise in both SaaS and application performance management, our management team brings an unrivaled depth of knowledge and experience to New Relic. Together, they are working toward the goal of creating the only tool IT teams need to ensure the health and availability of their application environment.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2011 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.
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 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 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.
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