New Relic Names New President
September 16, 2019
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New Relic announced that current board member Michael Christenson will join the company as President and COO, a newly created position, on October 1.

CTO Jim Gochee and Chief Revenue Officer, Erica Schultz, have resigned.

Christenson joins from his role at Allen & Company, and will report to Lew Cirne, CEO and founder of New Relic. In this role, he will oversee Go-To-Market and business operations across the company. He will remain on the New Relic Board of Directors.

Cirne will continue to work closely with the product general managers on key initiatives and will expand his oversight of the platform. The company expects to announce new innovations across its observability platform at its FutureStack event on September 19 in New York City.

“I have confidence that these management changes will result in improved execution across the entire company,” said Cirne. “Mike is a seasoned executive with the knowhow and experience to instill the day-to-day operational rigor required for the next phase of New Relic’s growth."

"This is an incredible opportunity to take on a leadership role within New Relic and advance our mission of helping our global customers create more perfect software, experiences and businesses,” said Christenson. “I look forward to working with the team to drive operational excellence throughout the business and build on our market leadership."

Christenson has served as a managing director at Allen & Company LLC, a private investment banking firm, since 2010. He has been a member of the board of directors of LogMeIn, Inc. since 2010. LogMeIn, Inc. provides cloud-based communications, collaboration, identity management, and customer support software. From 2006 to 2010, he was the president and chief operating officer of CA, Inc., having previously served as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development. CA, Inc. was a leading enterprise systems management and security software company.

Cirne added: "My sincere thanks to Erica and Jim for their contributions to our company and our customers. Each has helped build the foundation upon which New Relic enters our next chapter."

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