SAN FRANCISCO — May 29, 2014 — New Relic, Inc., a software analytics company, today announced that Twitter CTO Adam Messinger has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
As CTO of Twitter, Messinger brings deep technology expertise to the board, complementing fellow board members Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic; Peter Currie of Currie Capital; board chair Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital; Sarah Friar, CFO of Square; and Dan Scholnick of Trinity Ventures. Messinger has an extensive track record in enterprise and consumer software, including running the Java and Exalogic teams as Vice President of Development at Oracle and as a senior member of the WebLogic team at BEA. Messinger has been listed as an inventor on more than a dozen patents that have been either been granted or are currently pending.
Messinger’s appointment comes on the heels of a series of significant company milestones this year:
- A $100-million investment round was recently announced to fund further product development and expand the company’s international presence
- Real-time analytics platform New Relic Insights was unveiled in beta, targeted to help companies of all sizes use software to answer important business questions
- Square CFO Sarah Friar joined the board in January of this year
“New Relic is a unique company at an early stage of its lifecycle. With Lew’s leadership and the talent from top to bottom, there is potential for tremendous opportunity going forward,” said Messinger. “Lew and his team have built an important set of products that people use and love, and I am honored to help the company as it grows to its next stage and beyond.”
“Having known Adam for almost two decades, I know Adam shares in the fundamental New Relic vision of creating amazing software that people love,” said Cirne. “I am so impressed with what he and the team have been able to achieve at Twitter and his track record of scaling up great software into something meaningful and long-lasting. I look forward to leveraging his deep enterprise and consumer technology expertise as we work to grow the business.”