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. 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.
Managing Director New York
Kara Barnett ×
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.
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, CFO of Fund Finance 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 oversees the General Atlantic’s privacy program and previously served on the firm’s IDEA Council. 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.
Senior Vice President,
Global Controller of General Partner Funds,
Finance & Accounting Stamford
Tracey Duff ×
Tracey Duff is a Senior Vice President and Global Controller of the General Partner Funds at General Atlantic, as part of the firm’s Finance and Accounting Team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2000, Tracey was a Senior Accountant with Synapse Group.
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,
Global Tax Director New York
Lee Hepner ×
Lee Hepner is based in New York and serves as Global Tax Director. He advises on the firm’s fund structuring and global portfolio investments and also oversees the tax compliance function as part of the firm’s Finance and Accounting team. Before joining General Atlantic in 2016, Lee was an Associate in the tax department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, based in New York.
Senior Vice President, Head of Compensation & Analytics New York
Karen Mou ×
Karen Mou is a Senior Vice President and Head of Compensation & Analytics in the Human Capital Management function at General Atlantic. Before joining General Atlantic in 2023, Karen was a Managing Director, Head of Compensation at Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President of Compensation & Performance at Two Sigma Investments.
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.
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.