General Atlantic Team

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

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Frank Brown

Managing Director,
Chief Risk Officer
New York

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Frank Brown is a Managing Director and General Atlantic’s Chief Risk Officer, leading the firm’s global risk management program. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer for nine years. Before joining General Atlantic in 2011, Frank served as Dean of INSEAD, a leading international business school, from 2006 to 2011. Under his leadership, the school increased participation of female students in the M.B.A. program by more than 50%, and established the Abu Dhabi campus, the Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, and the Social Innovation Centre. Prior to INSEAD, Frank had a distinguished 26-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including leading its $3.5 billion Advisory Services practice. Frank is the author of The Global Business Leader: Practical Advice for Success in a Transcultural Marketplace, and is a frequent speaker on leadership topics.

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Michael Gosk

Managing Director,
Chief Financial Officer
New York, Greenwich

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Michael Gosk is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of General Atlantic, with principal responsibility for the firm’s finance, accounting, and investor reporting operations.  He also 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, Mr. Gosk was a partner at global law firm, McDermott Will & Emery, and a partner at KPMG.

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Chris Lanning

Managing Director,
General Counsel
New York

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Chris Lanning is a Managing Director and General Counsel at General Atlantic, focusing on structuring leveraged financings, equity investments, and liquidity transactions for the firm’s global investments. Before joining General Atlantic in 2000, Chris was a Senior Associate in Corporate Finance at the Virginia-based law firm Hunton & Williams where he specialized in private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions. Before that, he was an Associate on the Corporate team at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

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David Rosenstein

Managing Director,
General Counsel
New York

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David Rosenstein is a Managing Director and General Counsel of General Atlantic, focusing on equity investments and dispositions for the firm’s global investments, and capital partner matters. Before joining General Atlantic in 1997, David was an Associate at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, based in New York.

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Rich Gold

Executive Vice President,
Head of Tax and Family Office
Greenwich

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Rich Gold is an Executive Vice President and Head of the Tax and Family Office at General Atlantic. He leads the firm’s personal tax planning program as part of the Finance and Accounting team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2003, Rich was a Manager with the Private Client Advisory group at Deloitte & Touche.

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Andy Papadakos

Executive Vice President, Finance & Accounting Greenwich

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Andy Papadakos is an Executive Vice President at General Atlantic and oversees the global finance and accounting operations of the firm’s investment entities as part of the Finance and Accounting team. Before joining General Atlantic in 1998, Andy was an Audit Manager at Deloitte. He has extensive experience in managing all aspects of a global private equity fund, including treasury, investment fund structure, regulatory, tax, and investor reporting matters. Andy is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Private Equity Chief Financial Officer Association (PECFOA).

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Mary Armstrong

Senior Vice President,
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. She also served as a Director at Brunswick Group, an advisory firm specializing in business critical issues, where she worked in the New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco offices.

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Gordon Cruess

Senior Vice President,
Associate General Counsel
New York

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Gordon Cruess is Associate General Counsel at General Atlantic and advises on portfolio investments and liquidity transactions globally as part of the firm’s Legal and Compliance team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2015, Gord was a Corporate Associate at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Gord was a Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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Paul Doran

Senior Vice President,
Head of Investor Reporting, Finance & Accounting
Greenwich

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Paul Doran is a Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Reporting at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s capital partnering and investor reporting efforts as part of the Finance and Accounting team. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2000, Paul was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services group. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Annie Paydar

Senior Vice President,
Global Head of Human Capital
New York

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Annie Paydar is the Global Head of Human Capital at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s human capital and talent development initiatives. Before joining General Atlantic in 2018, Annie spent 14 years at The Carlyle Group where she held several Human Resources leadership roles in North America and EMEA.  Prior to that, Annie served on the Human Resources team at The Blackstone Group.

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Kelly Pettit

Senior Vice President,
Chief Compliance Officer,
Associate General Counsel
New York

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Kelly Pettit is the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel at General Atlantic. She oversees the firm’s global regulatory compliance program and works on capital partnering and general legal matters as part of the firm’s Legal and Compliance team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2010, Kelly was an Associate at the New York law firm Hutner Klarish LLP.

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Andres Villamizar

Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting New York, Greenwich

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Andres Villamizar is a Senior Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s strategic and financial planning as part of the firm’s Finance & Accounting team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Andres served in a variety of leadership roles at General Electric over nearly two decades, including most recently as Deputy Treasurer and Treasury CFO.

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David Bauer

Vice President,
Tax and Family Office
Greenwich

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David Bauer is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on personal tax planning as part of the firm’s Tax and Family Office team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2007, David was with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Manager in its Personal Financial Services practice, focusing on high net worth individuals. David is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Larry Brehmer

Vice President,
Finance & Accounting
Greenwich

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Larry Brehmer is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s Treasury Operations as part of the Finance and Accounting team. Previously, Larry was the Controller of LP Investment Vehicles at General Atlantic and has worked in many other capacities since joining the firm in 1999. Prior to that, Larry worked at Cologne Life Re, a subsidiary of General Re, as a General Expense and Budgeting Accountant.

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Whitney Cacase

Vice President,
Human Capital
New York

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Whitney Cacase is the Vice President of Human Capital at General Atlantic and is responsible for the firm’s recruitment, development, and human resources administration. Before joining General Atlantic in 2014, Whitney spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs where she held Human Resources roles in Global Private Wealth Management, Securities, Asset Management, and Global Investment Research divisions in New York and Asia between 2007 and 2012.

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Julie Di Russo

Vice President,
Finance & Transactions
Greenwich

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Julie Di Russo is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on Finance & Transactions. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2005, Julie was an Administrative Officer at AllianceBernstein.

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