New Relic Adds AWS and Salesforce Executives to Leadership Roster

Former AWS executive Siva Padisetty to lead Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure teams; former Salesforce executive Tia Williams joins New Relic to lead design and product experience

SAN FRANCISCO - September 12, 2022

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR), the observability company, announced the appointment of Siva Padisetty as SVP and GM, Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure and Tia Williams as GVP of Design and Product Experience. Padisetty joins New Relic from Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he served as GM of Management Tools. Williams joins New Relic from Salesforce where she served as Vice President of User Experience and Product Design. These appointments come on the heels of the announcement of former C3 AI and Microsoft executive David Barter as New Relic’s next CFO, and inclusion on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology list for the company’s award-winning culture.

“Siva brings engineering excellence and strategic perspective to New Relic, having built and operated global services at the world’s largest public cloud provider, AWS,” said New Relic CEO Bill Staples. “Attracting such high caliber talent like Siva, Tia, and David puts us in a strong position to continue to drive innovation, create more customer value, and execute on our long-term strategy of putting the power of data in the hands of the world’s software engineers.”

“The power and potential offered by New Relic is unparalleled in the industry,” said Siva Padisetty, SVP and GM, Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure at New Relic. “It was an easy decision to join a company that holds data at the heart of everything they do, from unlocking data-driven engineering for software developers to using data to extract more value for customers to help them gain true visibility across their entire technology stack.”

Siva Padisetty, SVP and GM, Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure at New Relic

Padisetty joins New Relic as SVP and GM of the Telemetry Data Platform and Global Infrastructure. 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.

Tia Williams, GVP of Design and Product Experience at New Relic

Williams joins New Relic as GVP of Design and Product Experience. Williams is a seasoned executive, joining New Relic from Salesforce where as VP, she led the Sales Cloud and Revenue Cloud user experience and strategy team, growing annual revenue 75% to $6B. Prior to Salesforce, she was the Head of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure User and Developer Experience team of interaction designers, user researchers, design technologists, and program managers responsible for the strategy, execution, and governance of the OCI Cloud Console, plus over 100 SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS service plugins for the following portfolio areas: Compute, Networking, Storage, Containers and Functions, Machine Learning and AI, Oracle DB, Data Lakehouse, Application Integration, Developer Services, Open Source DB, Bare Metal, Security, Observability and Management, and Compliance. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Williams began her 25+ year career in technology as a developer and transitioned into user experience with a targeted focus on providing exceptional value to customers. She is passionate about achieving diversity of thought in technology through intentional representation, and connecting the practice of experience design to business outcomes.

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About New Relic

As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Ryanair, Sainsbury’s, Signify Health, TopGolf, and World Fuel Services (WFS) improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

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