General Atlantic Team

Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.

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William E. Ford

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Miami, New York

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Bill Ford is General Atlantic’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with three decades of experience investing in and helping build leading growth companies, including IHS Markit, e*Trade, Priceline, and First Republic Bank. Bill joined General Atlantic in 1991 and became CEO in 2007. He serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees. Under Bill’s leadership, General Atlantic has expanded its global presence, increased its capital base, and deepened its capabilities to identify and partner with high-potential growth companies across multiple business sectors and geographies.

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David Hodgson

Vice Chairman New York

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Dave Hodgson is Vice Chairman of General Atlantic and has been a member of the investment team for more than 40 years, with extensive experience across the firm’s sectors. After joining General Atlantic as its third investment professional in 1982, he helped build the firm with a singular vision of supporting entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses. From the outset, Dave’s mission has been to partner with strong growth companies led by exceptional management teams to help their organizations become market leaders.

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Mary Armstrong

Managing Director,
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
New York

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Mary Armstrong is the Global Head of Marketing & Communications at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Mary was the Director of Communications, Americas at Warburg Pincus, where she also served on the ESG Committee. Before that, she was a Director at Brunswick Group, a global communications advisory firm specializing in business critical issues, where she worked in the New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco offices. Mary is currently a participant in the Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Leaders Program, and was previously a David Rockefeller Fellow through the Partnership for New York City.

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Kara Barnett

Managing Director New York

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Before joining General Atlantic in 2023, Kara was Head of Communications and Social Impact, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and Managing Director of the Foundation at First Republic. Prior to joining First Republic, Kara led American Ballet Theatre (ABT), America’s National Ballet Company, as Executive Director and served as a senior executive at Lincoln Center guiding strategy, fundraising, new business ventures and global partnerships.

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Andrew Crawford

Managing Director,
Global Head of Consumer
New York

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Andrew Crawford is a Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Consumer sector. Andy serves as Chairman of the Portfolio Committee. Before joining General Atlantic in 2014, he was a senior member of Advent International’s investment team where he focused on the Consumer sector.

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Alex Crisses

Managing Director, Global Head of New Investment Sourcing & Co-Head of Emerging Growth New York

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Alex Crisses is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Technology sector. Alex also serves as Global Head of New Investment Sourcing, leading the firm’s thematic sourcing program, and co-heads its Emerging Growth Platform. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Alex was a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners where he focused on Software and Internet investments globally. Earlier in his career, Alex worked in the Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse where he focused on global energy and power.

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Gordon Cruess

Managing Director,
Global Transactions,
Associate General Counsel
New York

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Gordon Cruess oversees and provides legal advice on portfolio investments and liquidity transactions globally as part of General Atlantic’s Legal and Compliance team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Gordon was a Corporate Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Gordon was a Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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Martín Escobari

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Head of Global Growth Equity
New York, São Paulo

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Martín Escobari is Head of Global Growth Equity, Co-President, and Managing Director. Martín is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and also serves on the Portfolio Committee.

Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, Martín was a Managing Director at Advent International where he focused on the financial services sector. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder and CFO of Submarino.com, a leading Brazilian online retailer that went public on the Bovespa and was sold to Lojas Americanas in 2006. Martin started his career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

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Aaron Goldman

Managing Director,
Head of Enterprise Technology
New York

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Aaron Goldman is a Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s Enterprise Technology sector, where he leads the firms efforts around enterprise and vertical software and innovative technologies. Prior to his current role, Aaron Co-Headed Financial Services where he focused on Fintech and Payments. In addition to the companies listed below Aaron has been involved in our investments in Clip, d:local, Fireblocks, Mollie, Outsystems, NYDIG, PingPong, Riskified, Spendesk, Strike and Visma. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2007, Aaron was part of the growth equity arm of the Fremont Group in San Francisco where he made several investments in the Internet, communications and healthcare sectors. While at the Fremont Group, he served as President and Chief Financial Officer of LPL Technologies, a growth stage company focused on the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Prior to that, Aaron was an Analyst in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Leveraged Finance group.

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Michael Gosk

Managing Director,
Chief Financial Officer
New York

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Michael Gosk is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at General Atlantic, with principal responsibility for the firm’s finance, accounting, and investor reporting operations. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and oversees the firm’s global IT function. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2019, Michael spent over a decade with General Electric in a series of financial leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Tax Officer. Before his time at GE, Michael was a partner at global law firm McDermott Will & Emery and a partner at KPMG.

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Wendy Jones

Managing Director
Chief Information Officer
New York

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Wendy Jones is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and serves as the firm’s Chief Information Officer. Wendy is based in NY, working with leaders to continue charting our technology strategy to support the firm’s growth and complexity. Before joining General Atlantic in 2024, Wendy was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, leading Firmwide CRM Engineering. Prior to GS, she led Re-Engineering at Sculptor Capital Management and was also a Managing Director at BNY Mellon.

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Chris Kojima

Managing Director,
Global Head of Capital Solutions
New York

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Chris Kojima is Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Solutions at General Atlantic, and serves on the firm’s Executive and Management Committee.

Chris joined General Atlantic in 2024 after more than 28 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Partner leading many of the Goldman Sachs’ businesses in alternative investments, including its external-manager investment platform for private equity, secondaries, private credit, real assets, and GP stakes. He was named a Partner of Goldman Sachs in 2008, and most recently led the global client franchise of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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Justin Kotzin

Managing Director
Head of Capital Markets
New York

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Justin Kotzin is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at General Atlantic. Justin is part of General Atlantic’s Value Creation Group, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment team and portfolio companies. Before joining General Atlantic in 2018, he worked at Morgan Stanley, most recently serving as Managing Director in the Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Syndicate group. In this role, he executed high yield and leveraged loan transactions across various sectors. Prior to that, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently serving as Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets group.

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Chris Lanning

Managing Director,
Chief Legal Officer,
General Counsel
New York

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Chris Lanning is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at General Atlantic. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He manages General Atlantic’s global legal operations, which includes oversight of investments and dispositions, capital partnering, tax planning, risk management, and compliance. Before joining General Atlantic in 2000, Chris was a corporate lawyer associated with Hunton & Williams and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Chris serves on the board of several non-profit organizations including the TEAK Fellowship.

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Reuben Lee

Managing Director New York

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Reuben Lee is a Managing Director and CFO, Fund Operations at General Atlantic. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2024, Reuben was a Partner, Chief Accounting Officer and Global Head of Fund Solutions at Ares Management where he oversaw the Finance & Accounting Group for the U.S. Private Credit platform. Prior to Ares, he was a Senior Vice President and Head of Fund Accounting at Cerberus Capital Management, an Assistant Controller at Angelo Gordon and a Senior Manager at Deloitte. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Anton Levy

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Chairman of Global Technology Group
New York

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Anton Levy is the Chairman of Global Technology, Co-President and Managing Director at General Atlantic. He serves on the firm’s Investment Committee. In addition to the companies mentioned below, Anton has led General Atlantic’s investments in leading technology companies such as Alibaba, CrowdStrike, Facebook, Slack and Snapchat and co-led investments in Adyen and Bytedance. Anton has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top investors each year from 2014 to 2024. Before joining General Atlantic in 1998, Anton was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he focused on the technology sector.

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