Nikitas Koutoupes co-manages Insight Onsite, the firm’s team of dedicated operations and growth experts who provide hands-on assistance and advice to Insight’s portfolio companies. He leads Insight’s investment activities in the post-secondary education space: his most recent investments in education include Whitney International and Academic Partnerships. In addition to his investment and Insight Onsite responsibilities, Nikitas is one of the firm’s experts in online and recurring revenue business models.
Nikitas joined Insight in 2001. Prior to Insight, he co-founded and was the Chief Financial Officer of CTSpace, a software-as-a-service company which became part of Insight’s portfolio and was subsequently acquired by the Sword Group. He was previously with McKinsey & Company, where he worked on strategy, turnaround, M&A and corporate finance engagements across a variety of industries. He also contributed to a major research initiative entitled “The War For Talent.”Nikitas co-authored with Hilary Gosher, a chapter titled "Customer Lifetime Value: Methodology and Applications for Operating Partners", in "The Operating Partner in Private Equity", published by Private Equity International in 2011.
Nikitas received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He earned a BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, graduating summa cum laude.Nikitas is fluent in Greek and speaks conversational French. He was named to the AlwaysOn Venture Capital 100 in 2012.
Nikitas and his wife Zineb Guessous live in Manhattan, learning to play zone defense with their three children.