New Relic Appoints Takeshi Numoto, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft’s Global Business Operations, to Board of Directors


SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), the observability company, announced that it has appointed Takeshi Numoto, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Microsoft’s global business operations, to its board of administration, effective December 14, 2021. As an accomplished and long-time Executive of one of the world’s most successful software brands, Numoto will bring to its Board of Directors extensive experience in enterprise software and of product-led growth.

“We are delighted to welcome Takeshi Numoto to the New Relic Board of Directors,” said Bill Staples, CEO of New Relic. “Takeshi’s reputation as an exceptional data-driven leader driving growth through customer value is 100% aligned with our consumer business model and what has led to our success in transforming New Relic into a growth. Takeshi’s expertise will help us achieve our goal of bringing the power of a data-driven approach to millions of additional engineers throughout the software lifecycle.

“I have long admired New Relic’s focus on developers and providing solutions that allow them to have all of their data so they can build software that delivers incredible digital experiences to their customers, employees and customers. partners ”, declared Takeshi Numoto, EVP and CMO for Microsoft’s global business operations. “I am delighted to join the New Relic Board of Directors at such a crucial time. New Relic is well positioned as a leader in observability to further accelerate its growth with an exceptional leadership team, cutting-edge platform, data-driven approach, and unique usage-based pricing that combine to deliver tremendous value to IT managers, software engineers and developers. look alike.”

“I look forward to the positive impact that Takeshi’s experience and expertise will have on New Relic’s growth trajectory,” said Lew Cirne, Founder and Executive Chairman of New Relic. “Takeshi’s successful track record of harnessing the power of data over an application-driven approach is precisely the kind of value customers see with New Relic One. I look forward to the ideas that Takeshi will bring to our board to help us further accelerate our growth. ”

“I am delighted to see us adding more top talent to the New Relic Board of Directors, expanding the diversity of our leadership to help continue guiding the company and its leadership team into its very bright future.” , said Hope Cochran, Senior Independent Director at New Relic. “We did a comprehensive research that led us to Takeshi and his more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software. I couldn’t be happier with the process or the outcome for New Relic’s board, customers, partners, employees and investors.

Takeshi Numoto is Microsoft’s EVP and CMO of its global business, responsible for marketing efforts across the company’s broad business product portfolio. Numoto is also orchestrating the creation of new business models at Microsoft and has been instrumental in modernizing its marketing and commerce capabilities to enable the execution of connected sales and marketing that leverages data to orchestrate optimized customer journeys. Prior to this role, Numoto worked in the Microsoft Office division where he played a key role in the transformation from Microsoft Office to Office 365. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1997, Numoto worked at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japanese government. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Stanford University.

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About New Relic

As a leader in observability, New Relic provides engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying and running great software. New Relic One provides the only unified data platform that allows engineers to get all telemetry data (metrics, events, logs and traces) coupled with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers overcome the What to discover the Why. Delivered by the only Intuitive, predictable, and user-based consumer pricing, New Relic provides engineers with better value for money by helping improve planning cycle times, alter failure rates, release frequency, and cost. average time to resolution. This helps the world’s largest brands, including AB InBev, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, Gojek, REI, Signify Health, TopGolf, World Fuel Services (WFS) and Zalora, improve uptime, reliability and operational efficiency. to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation. and growth. Discover the Why with New Relic at

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