Gene Lockhart joined General Atlantic in 2013. An executive and investor with significant experience across a wide range of businesses within the financial services industry, Mr. Lockhart works closely with GA's Financial Services sector to identify new investment opportunities and provide strategic support for its portfolio companies.
Mr. Lockhart has held executive leadership positions at some of the largest financial services companies in the world. He served as President and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide, where he led its transition to a for-profit enterprise. Subsequently, he worked as President of the Global Retail Bank at Bank of America, leading all of the Bank's retail and commercial banking businesses globally until its sale to NationsBank. Prior to those experiences, Mr. Lockhart was the CEO of Midland Bank UK and Chairman of First Direct and Thomas Cook, leading Midland's transition to a highly profitable domestic banking business and its eventual sale to HSBC. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Lockhart has also been a successful private investor and advisor to several private equity firms, focusing on high-growth financial services technology companies, traditional banks, and non-bank financial providers. Mr. Lockhart's private investments have included Acculynk, Accurate Data, Argus Information, CBORD, Clip, Lending Tree, MetroBank, Netspend, NuBank, Progressive Financial, and he is Chairman of MissionOG, an early-stage investment fund focusing on fintech, marketing and communications services.
Mr. Lockhart has served on many public company boards including First Republic Bank, RJR/Nabisco, Huron Consulting, Cognizant, IMS Health and RadioShack. An early innovator and leader in the global payments industry, Mr. Lockhart has also served on the boards of many payments enterprises including APACS, CHAPS, SWIFT, and Europay, and he has participated on several commissions in the US and Europe focusing on payments infrastructure and security.
Mr. Lockhart received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UVA and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at UVA. Gene has extensive experience in higher education foundations including University of Virginia Board of Managers, Chairman of the Darden School Foundation, Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello), Chairman of Manhattanville College Trustees and Council Member of the State Board of Higher Educations in Virginia. He is also a Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; and a former Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.