Molly Gillis is a Partner and Chief of Staff at the venture capital firm General Catalyst. She has more than 20 years of experience in VC and tech, focused on operations, communications, and relationship building.
In her current role, Molly provides connectivity and strategic prioritization for the firm’s chairman Ken Chenault and GC’s chairman of health assurance initiatives Ken Frazier, partnering with them on their work with GC portfolio companies, the external organizations with which they are affiliated, and mission-driven initiatives that are in service of making a positive impact on society. She also drives their executive communications, including media relations and speaking engagements.
Molly was previously Chief Communications Officer at GC, leading internal and external communications. Having joined the firm at its formation, she was responsible for establishing its investor relations, marketing, PR, and internal communications functions in partnership with its founders, and played a leadership role in creating opportunities to build GC's brand and ecosystem through strategic partnerships, media relations, creative events, and new initiatives.
Prior to rejoining GC, Molly held leadership positions spanning marketing, communications, operations, business development and strategy at Leerink Partners, a healthcare investment bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and BBN Technologies (a GC portfolio company acquired by Raytheon).
Molly is a writer and an active member of her community. She is of Mexican and Indonesian descent, and enjoys working with educators, administrators, and caregivers to create safe, welcoming learning environments for all students. She earned a B.A. in English from Mount Saint Mary’s University and an M.A in publishing at Emerson College.