“The start-up journey includes rapid growth and constant need for good internal communication, particularly when your company is growing fast. That’s been true for General Catalyst, as well.”
As the controller for General Catalyst, I basically have my eyes on every dollar that comes in or goes out. I’m also responsible for financial and tax reporting, budgeting, and work related to our investment funds. What makes my job fun is doing all these things in a dynamic business that’s operating on two coasts and supports great founders and their companies.
I’ve been with General Catalyst from the beginning. While we’ve grown over the years, we’ve remained one team with one set of values. That doesn’t mean we’re old-fashioned. We know how to leverage great new tools as part of our operations, and we value communication and an open-door policy.
Before joining the firm, I served in a variety of finance roles in a range of industries, including apparel, yard machinery, medical instruments and management consulting.
I’m proud to say I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Bostonian: born, raised and educated here from grammar school through graduate school (MBA at Suffolk University). I even married a Bostonian. I picked up golf as a caddy at age 12 and still love it decades later.