Drake Pooley leads strategic initiatives at General Catalyst, reporting to the CEO. He is focused on policy, partnerships, and relationships that further General Catalyst's mission and investment priorities around the world. He is based in New York.
Prior to GC, Drake designed economic models and policy creation efforts for large public and private sector clients at the consulting firm Kearney in both New York and Dubai. Across his career, he has worked in ten different industries and been to over seventy countries.
Drake holds a B.S. in International Economics/Mandarin Chinese and Finance from Auburn University, an M.S. in Global Commerce from the University of Virginia, an M.Sc. in Global Strategic Management from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain), and an MBA from Stanford University, where he served as class president.