General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Michael Gosk, former Vice President and Chief Tax Officer at General Electric (GE) has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in New York, Mr. Gosk will provide expertise and strategic counsel to the firms investment team and portfolio companies, with a particular focus on financial operations and tax.
Michael brings significant expertise to the firm that we believe will further our portfolio companies ability to navigate complex shifts in taxation trends and operational practices around the world, said Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic.
General Atlantic has earned a distinguished reputation among entrepreneurs and investors globally, said Mr. Gosk. I look forward to working with the firms investment team and portfolio companies as they continue scaling their businesses internationally.
Mr. Gosk joins General Atlantic having spent more than a decade at GE where he was responsible for a decentralized global organization of more than 1,000 professionals located in over 40 countries, overseeing tax services in approximately 160 national jurisdictions. He played a central role in the design and execution of the sale of the majority of GEs financial services businesses, a series of transactions that resulted in the declassification of GE Capital as a Systemically Important Financial Institution in 2016. Prior to his tenure at GE, Mr. Gosk was a partner at global law firm, McDermott Will & Emery, and an international tax partner at KPMG. He holds a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut.
Drawing from nearly 40 years of experience investing in over 350 global growth companies, General Atlantic partners with entrepreneurs and management teams who are building leading, high-growth businesses. The firm has approximately $31 billion assets under management as of December 31, 2018. General Atlantic focuses on investments across four sectors, including Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology, with support from the firms global team of experts.
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General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to build exceptional businesses worldwide. General Atlantic has more than 150 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Greenwich, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, S£o Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website: www.generalatlantic.com