SAN FRANCISCO — February 22, 2017 — Digital Intelligence leader New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) announced that Kristy Friedrichs has joined the company as its first-ever chief people officer, reporting directly to Lew Cirne, New Relic’s CEO and founder. At New Relic, Friedrichs will lead the company’s people strategy, focusing on scaling the company’s culture and people programs as it continues to grow its team around the globe.
Friedrichs joins New Relic after spending over 16 years at Bain & Company, first as a consulting principal, and for the last four years as the head of consulting operations for the Bay Area, where she focused on career development, staffing, team building, employee engagement and culture. In this role, Friedrichs developed a deep passion for working with employees and building a great place to work.
“Kristy brings deep experience both in corporate strategy, as well as for people and culture, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board to drive New Relic’s people strategy,” said Lew Cirne, CEO and founder, New Relic. “One of the things that has always made New Relic special is our focus on people and our core values, and Kristy is going to ensure that as we scale and grow, our remarkable people do the best and most rewarding work of their careers.”
New Relic now has over 1,000 employees around the world. The company has received numerous accolades in recent years for being a “best place to work,” including the San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work award and the Oregonian’s Top Workplaces award.
“As I’ve gotten to know New Relic, I have been truly inspired by the company – both in terms of its product platform and impact on customers, and also in the incredible quality of people who work here and reflect the company’s core values,” said Kristy Friedrichs, chief people officer, New Relic. “I am so excited to help build the New Relic team and culture during this important time of growth for the business.”
For Friedrichs’ headshot and bio, please visit the New Relic leadership page.
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, as that term is defined under the federal securities laws, including but not limited to statements regarding Friedrichs’ role as chief people officer as well as the future scaling and growth of the company. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements are based on New Relic's current assumptions, expectations, and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that may cause New Relic's actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement. Further information on factors that could affect New Relic's financial and other results and the forward-looking statements in this press release is included in the filings New Relic makes with the SEC from time to time, including in New Relic's most recent Form 10-Q, particularly under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Copies of these documents may be obtained by visiting New Relic's Investor Relations website at http://ir.newrelic.com or the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. New Relic assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.