Innovators: New Relic President and COO, Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Chris CookInnovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.

Chris Cook joined New Relic as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2011, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the software and performance management industries. Previously, Chris was corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA Technologies’ Service Assurance business, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business and P&L on a worldwide basis. Prior to that, Chris was senior vice president of worldwide field operations at Wily Technology, and held executive leadership positions at Quest Software, Peregrine Systems, BMC Software and IBM. Chris holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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