SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - 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."
- For more information and background on Messinger, check out the blog here.
- Learn more about New Relic's leadership team and board here.
About New Relic
New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of data points about millions of applications in real time. Our comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment. We have over 200,000 users that utilize our cloud solution to analyze more than 200 billion data points across more than three million applications. When your brand and customer experience depend on the performance of modern software, New Relic provides insight into your overall environment. Learn more at http://newrelic.com.
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