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.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mark Dodds is New Relic’s Chief Revenue Officer. He is responsible for driving strategy and execution for the core functions of sales, customer success, customer adoption, and go-to-market operations globally. Dodds brings several decades of high-growth sales experience to New Relic, with a deep focus on consumption models, cloud transformation, and cloud technologies. He is a force multiplier who has deep experience in building high-performing global organizations and accelerating growth for both new and established technology solutions.
Prior to joining New Relic, Dodds led several high-growth go-to-market organizations at Amazon Web Services (AWS) for consumption-based businesses, including Internet of Things (IOT), cloud infrastructure, and edge computing. Most recently, he led global sales and customer adoption for the high-profile, hyper-growth Productivity Applications and customer experience business at AWS. Prior to AWS, he served at Dell and Microsoft as a senior executive, building global go-to-market at scale for both commercial and public sector organizations. At Microsoft, he was an early pioneer of the Incubation organization, where he established a growth model focused on acquisition, launch, and development of early-stage technologies.
Mark Dodds lives in Seattle and is married with four children. In his spare time, he has a deep passion for coaching young athletes in the sport of rugby, volunteering, and mentoring emerging talent from across the technology industry.
Chief Financial Officer
David Barter is New Relic’s Chief Financial Officer and brings nearly three decades of high-growth public and private company finance experience to New Relic. Most recently, Barter served as CFO of C3 AI, where he led the company through a successful IPO. Previously, he held the CFO position at Model N and led finance teams at Microsoft, General Electric, and Guidewire Software. Barter is an established business leader with proven success leading the financial strategies of public companies in the technology sector. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Philosophy from University of Notre Dame.
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 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 & 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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President of Growth
Ishan is SVP of Growth, leading strategy and execution of all marketing and product-led growth functions with a focus on driving awareness, customer acquisition and platform adoption. He joined New Relic after the acquisition of Pixie Labs, the default open-source Kubernetes observability system. Before co-founding Pixie Labs (Benchmark-backed, startup acquired by New Relic), he led product at Siri Knowledge Graph at Apple, Lattice Data (acquired by Apple), Premise Data, and Amazon Robotics. Ishan was also an early engineer in Kiva (acquired by Amazon) where he joined after graduating from MIT.