Rene Kern is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s value-add program, Global Growth Acceleration™, which comprises the firm’s Resources Group, Special Advisors, and Advisory Directors. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive and Portfolio Committees. Rene joined General Atlantic in 1996 and played a key role establishing and leading the firm’s business in Europe. He has also led the firm’s Financial Services sector. Earlier in his career, Rene was a Vice President in the Investment Banking division at Morgan Stanley in New York and London. Prior to that, he was a management consultant at Bain & Company in Boston.