General Atlantic Appoints David Hodgson as Vice Chairman
December 13, 2017
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that David Hodgson, Managing Director, has been named Vice Chairman.
Mr. Hodgson joined General Atlantic as the firm’s third investment professional in 1982, the firm’s second year of operations. Working closely with Steve Denning, Founding Partner and Chairman of General Atlantic, he was instrumental in the early development of General Atlantic’s growth equity investing strategy, which is built on a singular vision of partnering with entrepreneurs around the world to build outstanding growth companies.
“A distinguished senior leader on our investment team for over 35 years, Dave has been instrumental in General Atlantic’s development and success from the very beginning,” said Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic. “He played a prominent role in establishing the firm’s software investing capability as well as broadening and globalizing our investment program. We are delighted to recognize his leadership and achievements to General Atlantic over the years.”
Since 1982, Mr. Hodgson has been deeply engaged with investments across the firm’s sectors serving as a trusted partner and advisor to General Atlantic’s global portfolio companies and as a senior leader and mentor to the firm’s investment team. Since 2010, he has served on the boards of past and current General Atlantic portfolio companies including Alignment Healthcare, Amherst Pierpont Securities, Dice, Hyperion Insurance Group, InsightExpress, IPVALUE, Torex Retail Holdings, TriNet, and Xchanging.
Mr. Hodgson is also a dedicated philanthropist and community leader, generously supporting numerous institutions and causes. In 1987, he helped found Echoing Green, a leading social innovation fund serving the next-generation of social entrepreneurs, and currently serves as the organization’s Co-Chairman. He also serves as Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and serves as a trustee of The Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Mr. Hodgson is Chairman of the Manhattan Theatre Club and is a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Hodgson graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, with an A.B. degree in mathematics and social sciences. He earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Drawing from 37 years of experience investing in nearly 300 global growth companies, General Atlantic partners with entrepreneurs and management teams who are building leading, high-growth businesses. The firm has $21 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. General Atlantic focuses on investments across five sectors, including Internet & Technology, Financial Services, Business Services, Retail & Consumer, and Healthcare, with support from the firm’s global team of experts.
About General Atlantic
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to build exceptional businesses worldwide. General Atlantic has more than 110 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Greenwich, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. www.generalatlantic.com