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Edward M. McNamara

Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC
Overview
Relationships
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Paths
Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Investments
Transactions
Awards & Honors

Edward M. McNamara

Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC

Overview

Notable Companies
SmartBargains.com LP

RCW, Inc.

Rue La La
Awards
1
Board Seats
6
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 527 people.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at RCW, Inc.

Co-Founder at General Catalyst LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Follain Launch, Inc.

Co-Founder at Launch Kids, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Direct Vet Marketing, Inc.

Co-Founder at General Catalyst LLC

Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

President at RCW, Inc.

Founder at Forerunner Ventures LLC

Venture Partner at General Catalyst Partners LLC
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TechCrunch
March 24, 2015
Boston Business Journal
July 16, 2014

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Educational Background

Graduate 
Class of 1986 
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

Career History

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
2005 - Current
SmartBargains.com LP retails apparel and accessories online. Its products include apparel, electronics, jewelry, and home goods. The company was founded in 1999 and is located in Boston, MA.
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer & Director
Current
RCW, Inc. manufactures and sells women’s footwear. The firm offers shoes, flats, pumps, moccasins and boots. It sells its products directly to clients as well as online. The company was founded by Benjamin D. Fischman and Maria Gangemi in March 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
Partner
Current
General Catalyst Partners LLC provides venture capital services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
Treasurer & Secretary
Current
Launch Kids, Inc. engages in online clothing store for kids operations. It offers clothes and accessories for kids. The company was founded on November 5, 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Treasurer & Secretary
Current
Entrepreneur in Residence
2011 - Prior
General Catalyst focuses on investments in the clean energy, communications, wireless, Internet, new media, software, systems and technology-enabled services sectors. The firm invests in both early-stage and growth-stage companies. General Catalyst looks for innovative companies that have the potential to transform industries. They seek to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs, leaders and management teams across all growth stages of company development. They participate in a variety of transaction structures including: (1) minority and majority growth equity investments to fund growth or acquisitions (2) leveraged recapitalizations to enable shareholder liquidity (3) MBOs (4) take-privates of public companies and (5) consolidations of industries undergoing transformations.
Director
2011 - 2011
Chief Financial Officer
2010 - 2011
Rue La La provides online shopping services. The firm partner with premier brands offering them a online selling opportunity by enabling them to move merchandise in a private selling environment. The company is located in Boston, MA.
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
2005 - Prior
SmartBargains, Inc. operates an online shopping destination for smart shoppers. It offers belts, bottoms, denim, swimwear, wedding dresses, and tops for ladies and girls; hats, belts, bottoms, jackets and coats, ties, and tops for men; bottoms, jackets and coats, belts, and tops for boys, and bottoms, gloves, hats, booties, dresses, scarves, sleepwear, jackets and coats, jumpsuits and rompers, and tops for babies. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
Chief Financial Officer
1996 - 2005
Cendant Corp. used to operate franchises hotels and related lodging facilities, which include AmeriHost Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada Inn, Super 8, Travelodge, Villager, Wingate Inn and Fairfield resorts. The company was located in New York, NY.
Chief Financial Officer
1996 - 2000
Wex Bank provides commercial banking services. The company was founded on July 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Midvale, UT.
Manager
1985 - 1993
Chief Executive & Financial Officer
Prior
WEX Inc. gives you precise financial and information management solutions to help your company strengthen its balance sheet and achieve unparalleled control and security. Since 1983, WEX has been a fleet card pioneer, steadily building a proprietary U.S. network that has earned site acceptance at over 90 percent of the nation's retail fuel locations and over 45,000 vehicle maintenance locations. This extensive network has earned the trust of commercial and government fleets, which use our charge cards for their over 4.5 million vehicles to purchase fuel and maintenance services. One foundation of WEX’s marketplace leadership is our proprietary software, which lets fleets control purchases in the field, and gives them comprehensive information and analysis tools to effectively manage their operations and reduce costs. WEX today provides category-leading fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions across a wide spectrum of business sectors around the globe. Our portfolio of business encompasses a MasterCard-branded corporate card; TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers; Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network; and international subsidiaries. Through the efforts of more than 1,350 associates around the world, WEX will continue to provide its clients with unparalleled services and precise solutions to help them pursue ambitious goals and improve business efficiency
Chief Financial Officer
Prior
Cendant Software, a subsidiary of Vivendi SA, is an American company. The firm manufactures educational and entertainment software. On 12 Jan 99 Havas SA , a subsidiary of Vivendi SA since July 2017, acquired Cendant Software from Avis Budget Group, Inc. for $1,000 million.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
Current
Direct Vet Marketing, Inc. provides cloud-based prescription management, pharmacy services, marketing solutions and practice analytics for equine and companion animal veterinary practitioners. It offers online ordering and home delivery of prescription drugs, compounded medications, and therapeutic diets. The company was founded by David Evans Shaw and Benjamin J. Shaw in 2010 and is headquartered in Portland, Maine.
Director
Current
RCW, Inc. manufactures and sells women’s footwear. The firm offers shoes, flats, pumps, moccasins and boots. It sells its products directly to clients as well as online. The company was founded by Benjamin D. Fischman and Maria Gangemi in March 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
Director
Current
Non-Executive Director
Prior
Vsnap, Inc. designs and develops applications for sharing short video messages. It offers simple web and mobile applications that make it easy to record, send and measure short video messages as a more personal alternative to email or other text communication. The firm's video messaging system allows businesses to engage and connect with customers via personalized video messages. The company was founded by David J. McLaughlin, Claudia Santoro and James Joyce in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Launch Kids, Inc. engages in online clothing store for kids operations. It offers clothes and accessories for kids. The company was founded on November 5, 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Business Advisory Council
Current
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2015
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
$25K - $50K
2013
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
$5,000 - $10K
2012
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
$25K - $50K
2012
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
$25K - $50K
2011
Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
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Investments

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Vsnap, Inc. designs and develops applications for sharing short video messages. It offers simple web and mobile applications that make it easy to record, send and measure short video messages as a more personal alternative to email or other text communication. The firm's video messaging system allows businesses to engage and connect with customers via personalized video messages. The company was founded by David J. McLaughlin, Claudia Santoro and James Joyce in 2011 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Transactions

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RCW, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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Launch Kids, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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RCW, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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Follain Launch, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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Follain Launch, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction
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Awards & Honors

Professional Certification
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

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