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 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 Investment, Portfolio, and Operating 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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Steven Denning

Chairman Emeritus Stamford

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Steven A. Denning is Chairman Emeritus of General Atlantic and has been part of the firm since its founding in 1980. As the second investment professional at the firm, Steve helped build General Atlantic with a singular vision of supporting entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses. From the outset, his mission has been to partner with strong growth companies led by exceptional management teams to help their organizations become market leaders. For over three decades, Steve has helped General Atlantic become a leading global growth investment firm, today with 14 offices around the world. Steve also served on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University from 2004 to 2017, including as its Chairman from 2012 to 2017. Before joining General Atlantic, Steve worked at McKinsey & Company and served for six years in the U.S. Navy.

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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 30 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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Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Head of EMEA
London

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Gabriel Caillaux is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in EMEA. He is also a member of the firm’s Management, Investment and Portfolio Committees. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He focuses on investments in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Gabriel worked in the telecoms, media & technology division at Merrill Lynch in London and New York.

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Martín Escobari

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Head of Latin America
New York, São Paulo

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Martín Escobari is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in Latin America. Martín is Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee and also serves on the Management and Portfolio Committees.

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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Anton Levy

Co-President,
Managing Director,
Global Head of Technology
New York

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Anton Levy is Co-President, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector. Anton also serves on the firm’s Management, Investment and Portfolio Committees. 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 2021. 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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Melis Kahya Akar

Managing Director,
Head of Consumer for EMEA
London

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Melis Kahya Akar is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and leads the firm’s Consumer investments across EMEA, in addition to focusing on investments in Turkey. Before joining General Atlantic in New York in 2015, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the Retail and Consumer sectors. Previously, she was an Analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she concentrated on the consumer and retail sectors.

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Matthew Bonanno

Managing Director New York

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Matthew Bonanno is a Managing Director at General Atlantic focused on the firm’s Capital Solutions effort. Before joining General Atlantic in 2020, Matthew was a Partner at Iron Park Capital Partners. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at York Capital Management, where he served as a Partner, Co-Head of North American Credit and Portfolio Manager. Matthew has also previously held roles at The Blackstone Group, News Corporation, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

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Chris Caulkin

Managing Director,
Head of Technology for EMEA
London

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Chris Caulkin is a Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA focusing on General Atlantic’s investments in the Technology sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2011, Chris was an Analyst and Associate at Warburg Pincus in London for four years where he concentrated on investments in the media, technology, and business services sectors. Before Warburg Pincus, Chris was an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group in London where he worked on a range of media, technology, and financial services projects.

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Luis Cervantes

Managing Director,
Head of Mexico Office
Mexico City

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Luis Cervantes is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s Mexico City office, focusing on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and across Latin America. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2013, Luis was an Associate at Advent International where he concentrated on investments across sectors in Latin America. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Luis also formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana.

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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 on the firm’s Management Committee and is 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 Retail & 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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Andrew Ferrer

Managing Director New York

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Andrew Ferrer is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the Consumer sector. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2014, Andrew worked at Sycamore Partners, Warburg Pincus and Berkshire Partners, where he also focused primarily on consumer investments. Andrew started his career in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs.

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Christian Figge

Managing Director Munich

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Christian Figge is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2012, Christian was a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on empirical entrepreneurial finance topics. Before that, he worked at BC Partners and L.E.K. Consulting where he concentrated on the business services, healthcare, and industrial sectors.

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Aaron Goldman

Managing Director,
Co-Head of Financial Services
New York

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Aaron Goldman is a Managing Director and Co-Head of General Atlantic’s Financial Services sector with a particular focus on investments in financial technology. 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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Shaw Joseph

Managing Director New York

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Shaw Joseph is a Managing Director at General Atlantic and focuses on investments in the firm’s Consumer sector. Since joining General Atlantic in 2012, Shaw has also been active in the firm’s Technology sector. Before General Atlantic, he was an Associate with Hellman & Friedman. Shaw began his career at Greenhill & Co.

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