Leadership

Our management team brings together years of expertise in SaaS and Software Analytics solutions. Together, they're 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
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Chris Cook
President and Chief Operating Officer
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Hilarie Koplow-McAdams
Chief Revenue Officer
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Mark Sachleben
Chief Financial Officer
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Yvonne Wassenaar
Chief Information Officer
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Jim Gochee
SVP of Product Strategy and CTO
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Erica Schultz
Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales
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Bjorn Freeman-Benson
Senior Vice President of Engineering
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Bill Lapcevic
Vice President of Customer Success
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Robin Schulman
Vice President and General Counsel
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Steve McElfresh
Vice President of People Operations
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Patrick Lightbody
Vice President of Product Management
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John Gray
Senior Vice President of Business Development
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Board

Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton, Chairman

Benchmark Capital

Peter Fenton has served as a member of our Board since February 2008 and has served as our Chairman since November 2008. Since September 2006, Mr. Fenton has served as a General Partner of Benchmark Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. From October 1999 to May 2006, Mr. Fenton served as a Managing Partner at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Fenton currently serves on the boards of directors of Yelp Inc., Twitter, Inc., Zendesk, Inc., Hortonworks Inc., and a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Fenton holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Dan Scholnick

Dan Scholnick

Trinity Ventures

Dan Scholnick has served as a member of our Board since October 2008. Mr. Scholnick served as an Associate at Trinity Ventures, a venture capital firm, since September 2007, and has served as General Partner since 2010. Prior to that, he worked at SVB Capital, the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial Group, from 2004 to 2005, and founded Flurry, Inc., a mobile analytics software company, in 2005. Mr. Scholnick holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Peter Currie

Peter Currie

Currie Capital

Peter L.S. Currie has served as a member of our Board since March 2013. Since April 2004, Mr. Currie has served as President of Currie Capital LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Currie previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Netscape Communications Corporation, a software company, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., a wireless communications company. Mr. Currie currently serves on the boards of directors of Schlumberger Limited, Twitter, Inc., and a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Currie previously served on the boards of directors of Clearwire Corporation, CNET Networks, Inc., Safeco Corporation, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Mr. Currie currently serves as President of the board of trustees of Phillips Academy. Mr. Currie holds a B.A. in Economics and French Literature from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Sarah Friar

Sarah Friar

Square

Sarah Friar has served as a member of our Board since December 2013. Since July 2012, Ms. Friar has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Square, Inc., a provider of payment processing and point-of-sale systems for businesses and mobile payment offerings for consumers. From April 2011 to July 2012, she served as the Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategy at salesforce.com, inc., a software company. From July 2000 to April 2011, she was employed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., an investment banking company, most recently as a Managing Director in the Equity Research Division covering software and as the Business Leader for the Technology Research Business Unit. Ms. Friar also served as a member of the board of directors of Model N, Inc. from September 2012 until May 2015. Ms. Friar holds a M.Eng. in Metallurgy, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Adam Messinger

Adam Messinger

Twitter

Adam Messinger has served as a member of our Board since April 2014. Since March 2013, Mr. Messinger has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Twitter, Inc., an online social media company, where he previously served as Vice President of Application Development from April 2012 to March 2013, and Vice President of Platform Development from November 2011 to April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Messinger was Vice President of Development at Oracle Corporation, a computer technology company, from January 2008 to November 2011. Mr. Messinger holds a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from Willamette University and an M.S. in Management from Stanford University.

Lew Cirne

Lew Cirne

New Relic

Lewis Cirne founded our company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2008 and as a member of our Board since February 2008. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Cirne was founder and Chief Executive Officer, and from 2001 to 2006, he was Chief Technology Officer, of Wily Technology, Inc. Prior to Wily Technology, Inc., Mr. Cirne held engineering positions at Apple Inc. and Hummingbird Ltd. Mr. Cirne holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Lewis Cirne

Lewis Cirne

CEO and Founder

Lewis Cirne founded our company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2008 and as a member of our Board since February 2008. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Cirne was founder and Chief Executive Officer, and from 2001 to 2006, he was Chief Technology Officer, of Wily Technology, Inc. Prior to Wily Technology, Inc., Mr. Cirne held engineering positions at Apple Inc. and Hummingbird Ltd. Mr. Cirne holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Chris Cook

Chris Cook

President and Chief Operating Officer

Chris Cook has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. From March 2006 to July 2011, Mr. Cook served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Assurance at CA, Inc., a software and services company. From March 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Cook was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations at Wily Technology, Inc., an application performance company. Mr. Cook holds a B.S. 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 has been our Chief Revenue Officer since December 2013. From April 2013 to November 2013, Ms. Koplow-McAdams served as President of Global Sales at salesforce.com, inc., a software company. Ms. Koplow-McAdams also held a variety of other positions at salesforce.com, including President of the Commercial and SMB unit from February 2012 to April 2013, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales from May 2010 to February 2012, and Executive Vice President of Global Corporate Sales from May 2008 to May 2010. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Koplow-McAdams served as Vice President of Direct Sales at Intuit Inc., a software company. In addition, Ms. Koplow-McAdams previously served in various senior sales roles at Oracle Corporation, a computer technology company. Her last position held at that company was Senior Vice President of Oracle Direct. Ms. Koplow-McAdams holds a B.A. in Sociology from Mills College and a Masters of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Mark Sachleben

Mark Sachleben

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Sachleben has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2008. From December 1999 to March 2006, Mr. Sachleben served as Vice President of Finance at Wily Technology, Inc., an application performance company. Mr. Sachleben holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and an A.B. in Engineering Science and B.S. in Fluid and Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College.

Yvonne Wassenaar

Yvonne Wassenaar

Chief Information Officer

Yvonne is focused on building a unified cross company technology and data capability designed to competitively differentiate how New Relic enables and scales the business. Exemplifying what it means to be a world class “Data Nerd,” Yvonne works with New Relic customers on how to adopt best practices for deploying software analytics to manage their businesses. Yvonne is also the Executive Sponsor of the company’s Diversity and Community Citizenship efforts. Yvonne is a veteran in the technology industry helping companies drive rapid sustainable growth on a global basis. She spent 17 years at Accenture, where she rose in her professional career from computer programmer to Partner in the Communications & High Tech Strategy Practice. Yvonne then joined VMware where she played a number of critical executive roles scaling the company from $2B-$6B including being a key driver of VMware’s internal cloud and public cloud business. Yvonne received her undergraduate degree and Masters in Business Administration from UCLA where she graduated with top honors.

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 J. Schulman has served as our Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary since December 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Schulman was Legal Counsel for Adobe Systems Incorporated, a software company, from May 2010 to December 2013. Ms. Schulman was an associate at Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm, from October 2006 to April 2010. Ms. Schulman holds a B.F.A. in dramatic writing from New York University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.

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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Patrick Lightbody

John Gray

Senior Vice President of Business Development

John Gray is SVP of Global Business Development at New Relic, where he will drive the partnering strategy globally. He focuses on building and growing the company’s global ecosystem of alliances and channel partners. He has over 20 years experience in software and SaaS sales and successfully building strategic alliances and channels at some of the most notable technology companies including IBM, BEA, Oracle and LivePerson. Recently, John served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Alliances at LivePerson, a leader in digital engagement. Prior to joining LivePerson, he spent nine years at Oracle leading the channels business (resellers, global and regional systems integrators, platform providers, digital agencies and independent software vendors) across SMB, enterprise and federal markets. John was born and educated in the UK, currently lives in Boston, and has successfully founded, built and sold two startups.

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