General Atlantic Team
Our global team is dedicated to helping our portfolio companies become market leaders domestically, regionally, and globally.
Mary Armstrong ×
Mary Armstrong is the Global Head of Marketing & Communications at General Atlantic. She also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and helps direct the firm’s philanthropic activities as a Board member of the GA Foundation. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2018, Mary was the Director of Communications, Americas at Warburg Pincus, where she also served on the Environment, Social and Governance Committee. Before that, she was a Director at Brunswick Group, an global advisory firm specializing in business critical issues, where she worked in the New York, Shanghai, and San Francisco offices.
Chief Risk Officer New York
Frank Brown ×
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.
Associate General Counsel New York
Gordon Cruess ×
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.
Michael Gosk ×
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 Operating 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.
Chris Lanning ×
Chris Lanning is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at General Atlantic. He also serves on the firm’s Operating 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.
Managing Director, Finance & Accounting Stamford
Andy Papadakos ×
Andy Papadakos is a Managing Director 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).
Annie Paydar ×
Annie Paydar is the Global Head of Human Capital at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s human capital and talent development initiatives. She also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee. 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.
Kelly Pettit ×
Kelly Pettit is based in New York and leads the investments funds practice, oversees the global regulatory compliance program and assists with general corporate matters as part of the Legal & Compliance team. She also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee. Before joining General Atlantic in 2010, Ms. Pettit was an Associate at the New York law firm Hutner Klarish LLP. She earned a B.A. in Political Psychology from Lafayette College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Executive Vice President,
Head of Tax and Family Office Stamford
Rich Gold ×
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.
Senior Vice President,
Head of Investor Reporting, Finance & Accounting Stamford
Paul Doran ×
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.
Suhit Gupta ×
Suhit Gupta is the Chief Information Officer at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Global Information Technology team. In this role, Suhit oversees General Atlantic’s global information technology initiatives, including infrastructure, cybersecurity, and business applications. He also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee and helps to drive technology-enabled solutions across the firm. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Suhit was Chief Information Officer for the Solutions business at The Carlyle Group. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer at Maverick Capital, Ltd. and Technology Manager at Bridgewater Associates, LP.
Senior Vice President,
Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller New York
Lee Vanderpool ×
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at General Atlantic and is responsible for corporate accounting, operational finance, internal audit and portfolio company valuations. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Lee was a Deals Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services practice. In that role, he provided transaction strategy and execution advice to corporate clients in the technology, media and telecom and life sciences sectors, sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting New York, Stamford
Andres Villamizar ×
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.
Vice President, Funds Counsel New York
Kyndra Adair ×
Kyndra Adair is a Vice President and Funds Counsel at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Kyndra was a Vice President, Legal & Compliance at BlackRock, Inc. where she advised on a broad range of global private funds, including private credit funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, and other opportunistic private funds. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the Private Funds group. Kyndra started her legal career as a Business Law Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she focused on private equity M&A and growth equity transactions and structuring.
Vice President, Head of Infrastructure New York
Brett Aukburg ×
Brett Aukburg is the Head of Infrastructure at General Atlantic and a member of the Global Information Technology management team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Brett was the Chief Technology Officer at Citihub Consulting. Prior to that, he was Head of Technology and Governance at Brandywine Global Investment Management and Technology Manager at Bridgewater Associates, LP.
Tax and Family Office Stamford
David Bauer ×
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.