SAN FRANCISCO–January 16, 2020– New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), the industry’s largest and most comprehensive cloud-based observability platform built to help customers create more perfect software, today announced that Bill Staples will join New Relic as chief product officer on February 14, 2020. Reporting directly to CEO and Founder Lew Cirne, Staples will be responsible for driving the company’s market-leading platform strategy and will lead the Product Management, Engineering and Design functions.
Staples has spent his career building and scaling cloud-based businesses. He joins New Relic from Adobe, where he led the 1,500+ employee global engineering team behind Adobe’s market-leading Experience Cloud. Previously, he spent 17 years at Microsoft in a number of product leadership roles. Most recently at Microsoft, he was corporate vice president for the Azure Application Platform, leading design, product management and engineering. At both Microsoft and Adobe, he successfully led transformative product, engineering culture and technical innovation agendas, helping both companies embrace cloud-first principles to accelerate business growth.
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“Bill is an extraordinary leader with a proven track record of leading successful product organizations that deliver at cloud scale,” said Cirne. “He shares our core values, commitment to innovation and our pursuit of creating products that customers love.”
“As a long-time New Relic customer and partner, I have long admired the impact that New Relic products have on customers’ lives, and I look forward to working with New Relic’s global product team to continue delivering the incredible platform that delights New Relic’s customers every day,” said Staples. “As a self-proclaimed ‘data nerd’, I am honored to join New Relic’s mission of helping the world create more perfect software.”
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