General Atlantic has promoted Robbert Vorhoff to managing director and Aaron Goldman and Amit Soni to principal. Mr. Vorhoff is based in New York and leads General Atlantic’s global healthcare sector. Mr. Goldman and Mr. Soni are senior professionals in the firm’s New York and Mumbai offices, respectively.
“We are proud to have Robb as a managing director at GA. He is a highly talented professional who leads our investments in the healthcare sector, a dynamic industry in which we see high growth opportunities both here and abroad,” said William Ford, CEO of General Atlantic. “We are also pleased to promote Aaron Goldman, who has been an important contributor to GA in our financial services sector and Amit Soni, a key member of our India team based in our Mumbai office.”
Based in New York, Robbert Vorhoff is head of the firm’s global healthcare sector in which General Atlantic (GA) has invested nearly $2 billion to date. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of MedExpress, a leading urgent care platform in the US, and Align Networks, a leading physical medicine network serving the workers compensation industry. Mr. Vorhoff also played an active role in the firm’s successful investments in NYSE Euronext, RiskMetrics Group, and Grupo Qualicorp in Brazil. Prior to joining GA in 2003, Mr. Vorhoff was with Greenhill Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of Greenhill & Co. He received a BS in Commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.
Aaron Goldman joined GA in 2007 and focuses on investments in the financial services sector. Mr. Goldman is closely involved with General Atlantic’s investments in Mu Sigma and Markit and played an active role in the General Atlantic’s investments in Sura Asset Management, First Republic Bank, Klarna, Pierpont Securities, Affinion, and Tory Burch. Prior to General Atlantic, Mr. Goldman spent five years with the growth equity arm of Fremont Group in San Francisco, where he made several investments in the Internet, communications and healthcare sectors and served as president and CFO of LPL Technologies. Before joining Fremont Group, he was an analyst in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Leveraged Finance Group. Mr. Goldman earned his BS in economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Amit Soni joined GA in 2008 and has worked in GA’s New York, London and India offices. He is based in the firm’s Mumbai office where he focuses on investments in internet & technology, and IT services sector. Mr. Soni is closely involved with GA’s investments in IBS Software and Mu Sigma. He has played an active role in GA’s investments in AND Designs, Kaspersky, MedExpress, Red Ventures, Hexaware and Infotech Enterprises. Prior to GA, Amit worked at 3i Plc’s India office and focused on investments in the automotive, media and oil & gas sectors. Mr. Soni earned his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelors of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
General Atlantic is focused on providing capital and strategic support to growth companies. The firm was founded in 1980 and manages approximately $18 billion in capital. General Atlantic has more than 90 investment professionals based in Greenwich, CT; Palo Alto, CA; London; Düsseldorf; Hong Kong; Beijing; Mumbai; and São Paulo (www.generalatlantic.com).
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