Lewis “Lew” Cirne is a Canadian-American software entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of New Relic.
Since the software analytics company’s founding in 2008, it has emerged as a powerful, cloud-based observability platform that helps companies improve performance, scalability, and accelerated time to market. Its partners have included IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Cirne began his career working in technical roles at Apple and Hummingbird Communications. He then founded Wily Technology and led the company from 1998 to 2006 until it was acquired by CA Inc. During this time, Cirne was a trailblazer for application performance management (APM) and is regarded as the pioneer of modern APM. Today he holds 19 patents in this area.
Cirne is known as a passionate product visionary, technologist, and entrepreneur. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford and Harvard. Cirne also sits on the board of directors at CURE International.
He is also a supporter of his alma mater, Dartmouth College, where he earned his A.B. in computer science. In 2006, Cirne, along with Wily Technology chairman and fellow alum, David Strohm, donated $1 million back to the school for scholarship and internship funding.
During the last ninety days, Lewis Cirne has sold $1,939,030.00 in New Relic stock. Most recently, Lewis Cirne sold 1,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.03, for a transaction totalling $64,030.00.