William Ford

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Bill Ford
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Occupation CEO
Employer General Atlantic
Location USA
Website www.generalatlantic.com

Bill Ford is CEO of General Atlantic[1], a US-based private equity firm with investments in a number of exchanges, as well as the media and communications and healthcare sectors.

Ford joined the firm in 1991, and was promoted from managing director and head of its investment committee to president in February 2005, becoming CEO in January 2007.

He also serves on the boards of several portfolio companies including CareCore National, Tory Burch, Oak Hill Advisors, First Republic Bank and Markit. He was formerly a director of prior GA portfolio companies including NYSE Euronext, E*Trade, Priceline, NYMEX and Zagat Survey.


Before joining General Atlantic, Ford worked at Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. He received his BA in Economics from Amherst College in 1983 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1987.


  1. Press Release. General Atlantic.