Dr. James I. Cash
Dr. James I. Cash
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Dr. Cash has served on the Boards of many Fortune 100 companies, such as Walmart, General Electric, Chubb, Microsoft, Sprint, Scientific Atlanta, and State Street Corp. He has served as an investor and on the boards of over thirty early-stage enterprise software companies and private companies, including Veracode, Phase Forward, Carbon Relay, Aura, DataRobot and The Boston Celtics. Dr. Cash is the James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus, of the Harvard Business School, where he served as a member of the faculty from 1976 to 2003.

Among his non-profit board service was Mass General Hospital, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Gardner Museum, Partners Healthcare, The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation and the Boston Museum of Science.

Under the umbrella of The Cash Catalyst, LLC, Dr. Cash runs personal development programs for executives and board members of Global 500 organizations interested in the intersection of information technology and corporate strategy. He also currently serves as an advisor to General Catalyst Partners and Grain Management.

Dr. Cash graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Mathematics, while being named an Academic All-American in basketball. Later he received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University’s Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Accounting from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management.

Among his honors and awards: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; The Greenhill Award from HBS; Academic All-American Hall of Fame; Texas Sports Hall of Fame; Honorary Doctorate from Babson College; John McLendon Pioneer Award; John S. Day Award from Purdue’s Krannert School of Business; his retired jersey number is painted in the rafters of Schollmaier Arena and a statue is planned on the campus of TCU; and Harvard Business School renamed one of its buildings the Cash House.

Paul Sagan
Paul Sagan
President and Vice Chairman

Mr. Sagan has served as a senior advisor and Executive in Residence (XIR) at General Catalyst since July 2020. Mr. Sagan also served as a managing director at the firm from January 2018 to July 2020, and as an XIR from February 2014 to January 2018. Mr. Sagan also serves as a director of Moderna, Inc., since June 2018, and as a director of VMware, Inc., since April 2014, and as VMware’s lead director since February 2015.

Previously, Mr. Sagan was a director of several other public companies, including Digitas, Inc.; Dow Jones & Company; EMC, Corp.; and iRobot Corp. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Mr. Sagan was Chief Executive Officer of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in internet content delivery, application performance and cloud security, and now one of the largest cloud services providers. He joined Akamai in October 1998 as chief operating officer and employee #15, became president the following year, and was CEO from April 2005 until 2013. Mr. Sagan was elected to the Akamai Board of Directors in January 2005 and served until 2019.

Mr. Sagan was a member of President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee from December 2010 until January 2017. From July 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Sagan was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum. Previously, Mr. Sagan held senior executive positions at global media and entertainment companies Time Warner Cable and Time Inc., affiliates of Time Warner, Inc., as well as at CBS, Inc. Mr. Sagan received a B.A. from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, where he is a life trustee. He also serves as board chair of ProPublica, Inc.

Robin L. Washington
Robin L. Washington
Chief Development Officer

Ms. Washington is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc. She held this role from May 2008 until November 2019, the effective date of her retirement and remained an advisor to the company until March 2020. From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Washington served as chief financial officer of Hyperion Solutions, an enterprise software company that was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007.

Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years at PeopleSoft, Inc., where she served in a number of executive positions. Since April 2019, Ms. Washington has served on the board and on the leadership development and compensation committee of Alphabet Inc. She also currently serves as a director of Honeywell International, Inc., where she has served since April 2013, and as director of Salesforce.com, where she has served since September 2013 and where she currently chairs the audit committee.

Ms. Washington currently serves on the Board of Vertiv, Inc., the company with which GS Acquisition Holdings Corp. completed a business combination. Ms. Washington also serves on the Presidents Council & Ross Business School Advisory Board, University of Michigan and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Board of Directors.

Ms. Washington is a certified public accountant and received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Paul Fielding
Paul Fielding
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Fielding is currently Chief Operating Officer of General Catalyst. As Chief Operating Officer of GC, Paul oversees the firm’s financial and operations functions, with a focus on firm strategy, portfolio operations, and investment process. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Paul served as Vice President of Products, Pricing, and Risk at SoFi. Paul was responsible for financial product design, loan features, and daily pricing for the company’s lending businesses. Paul also led Capital Markets for SoFi, launching its financing platform where he and his team raised over $12B through securitizations, loan sales, and other private transactions and oversaw $3B+ in borrowings. Earlier, Paul was a principal and co-founder at MeasureOne, a student lending focused data and analytics firm offering portfolio management, servicing oversight, and analytics services. Paul holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics and Accounting from UCLA.
Kevin King
Kevin King
Investment Partner
Mr. King has served as an investor at General Catalyst since 2019. Mr. King previously was a Partner at Windhorse Capital Management from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that Mr. King worked at Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2011. Mr. King holds dual degrees, an A.B. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Economics, from Duke University and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. King is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.