Ashan Willy

Ashan Willy

Chief Executive Officer

Ashan Willy is New Relic’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for leading the company into the future in support of its customers, users, and their success. Willy brings a passion for innovation to his role at New Relic, as well as over 25 years of leadership experience in go-to-market, engineering, product management, worldwide strategy and planning across global markets. He has a passion for data and is excited about bringing modern observability to the world, and building trusted relationships with customers as New Relic continues to address their evolving needs.

Willy joined New Relic in 2023, following the successful transformation of its product platform and business model. Willy has spent his entire career in high-tech and has significant experience transforming organizations through data, whether that’s helping organizations protect against increasingly sophisticated threats, enabling more effective ways of work, or helping to better understand and deliver to their customers. Prior to New Relic, Willy spent over seven years at Proofpoint, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer, where he directed an organization focused on defending customers from advanced threats and compliance risks by protecting their people—and in turn, safeguarding their data, business, and reputation. At Proofpoint, he helped strengthen the company’s reputation as one of the world's most trusted cybersecurity brands and oversaw significant growth.

Previously, Willy was at Polycom for five years where he held a number of roles including SVP, Product Management, Alliances & Worldwide Systems Engineering. Prior to Polycom, he served as VP, Systems Engineers of the Worldwide General Business segment at Juniper Networks. Earlier in his career, Willy spent over fifteen years at Cisco where he helped grow the channel partner base throughout the United States and improved its go-to-market strategy.

Willy holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Chief Revenue Officer

Christopher Jones is New Relic’s Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for the company’s core sales operations worldwide. He brings three decades of global sales experience in the enterprise technology industry to New Relic. 

Jones is known for building and guiding high performing teams and exceptional customer and partner outcomes. He most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer at Appian, a leader in process automation, where he led the sales and partner team with significant growth. Jones has also held executive sales and partnership positions at Fuze, Qlik Technologies, Infoblox, Polycom, Avaya, and Cisco. 

Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, from Duke University, and continued education includes management and executive development at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He has been named a CRN Top Sales and Channel Executive and Top Sales Team by Comparably. He is active with the Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Fund in a quest to help people fighting cancer. Jones is married with three children, living in Washington, DC.

 

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Chief Financial Officer

Ashish Agarwal is New Relic’s Chief Financial Officer and brings nearly three decades of high-growth public and private corporate finance experience to New Relic. Most recently, Agarwal served as Interim CFO and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at McAfee, including leading the company’s IPO and sale.

Previously, Agarwal served as vice president of corporate development at Akamai, where he was responsible for M&A and investments for the company’s cloud security line of business. Specifically, he led acquisitions in support of strategic fraud prevention and Zero Trust initiatives. Prior to Akamai, Agarwal served as a senior member of Symantec’s corporate development team, where he led multiple acquisitions and divestitures that transformed Symantec into a pure-play security company. He has also held strategic advisory roles in investment banking, including at UBS and Citi.

Agarwal earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Delhi University and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Chief Growth Officer & GM of Observability Products Manav Khurana

Manav Khurana

Chief Product Officer

Manav Khurana is New Relic’s Chief Product Officer. He and his team oversee product strategy and vision, priorities, and management for New Relic. He is passionate about empowering engineers to take a data-driven approach and do their best work. He brings deep experience in creating new technology categories and applying product-led growth principles. Khurana joined New Relic as SVP, Product GM and implemented the company’s consumption business model. Prior to New Relic, he held product and marketing leadership roles at Twilio, Aruba (HPE), and Motorola. Khurana holds a Bachelor of Science of Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the University of Rochester and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Chief People & Diversity Officer Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams

Chief People & Diversity Officer

Tracy Williams is New Relic’s Chief People and Diversity Officer. Williams oversees the company’s people strategy and its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in support of the company’s business goals, culture and core values. She is passionate about building a culture and community where all Relics are engaged, supported and motivated, and have a strong sense of belonging, allowing them to do their best work for our customers and each other every day. Prior to joining New Relic, Williams was the HR leader responsible for full scale HR support for the west coast operations of Conversant/CJ Affiliate (a marketing technology company). She has more than 15 years of HR experience including holding regional HR leadership positions with Target (Mervyns), and Michaels Arts & Crafts stores. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

 

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Thomas Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Thomas Lloyd is New Relic’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Lloyd oversees the company’s security, legal and compliance strategy and operations and provides counsel to the company’s Board of Directors. Lloyd joined New Relic from Latham & Watkins, where he advised a wide range of high-growth technology companies from startup to public-stage. There he specialized in a broad spectrum of general representation, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, and public and private equity offerings, such as venture capital financings and public offerings. Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley.

SVP and GM, Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure Siva Padisetty

Siva Padisetty

Chief Technology Officer

Siva Padisetty is New Relic’s Chief Technology Officer. With two decades solving complex, large-scale distributed computing challenges, Padisetty is a seasoned executive and strong technical leader. He joined New Relic from AWS, where he served as the GM for Cloud Management and helped customers operate in AWS, on-premises (hybrid), and cross-clouds, specifically covering compliance, auditing, and automation/operations. While at AWS, he spearheaded AWS Systems Manager, an industry disrupting product that now manages over 10 million instances – the largest service in the world in its category. Prior to AWS, Padisetty spent eighteen years at Microsoft, where he worked in diverse technology stacks, including the low-level kernel mode device drivers and operating systems, backend databases, and web development to distributed cloud scale services. In the last five years, he led software engineering teams that built the management stack for PowerShell, Desired State Configuration, Server Manager, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Group Policy, Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), and more. Padisetty holds a Master of Science of Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University.

SVP, Strategy & Experience Peter Pezaris

Peter Pezaris

Chief Design & Strategy Officer

Peter Pezaris is New Relic’s Chief Design and Strategy Officer, leading user experience vision and design and design system and quality. Prior to New Relic, Pezaris was the Founder & CEO of CodeStream, a service that helps development teams discuss, review, and understand code. Prior to CodeStream, Pezaris was Founder & CEO of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, and Multiply.com, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers in 2010. He also founded Commissioner.com, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS in 1999. A seasoned entrepreneur and tech executive, Pezaris is a recognized expert in the collaboration and social networking space, pioneering several of today’s most commonly used features in real-time messaging.  Pezaris holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.