Victor is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Insight Equity. He leads the firm’s activities in deal origination and portfolio management within the aerospace, defense, and electronics industries and is Chairman of Insight Equity’s four companies that operate in those areas. Along with Ted Beneski, he is the single largest investor in Insight Equity’s current Fund III.
Before co-founding Insight Equity, Victor was Vice President of Product Development at Military Advantage, an internet community site sold to Monster Worldwide in 2004. Prior to that, he was a senior manager at Bain & Company where he focused on merger integration and operational improvement cases. In the early nineties, Victor worked in the mergers & acquisitions department of Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for company due diligence and transaction execution, as well as working overseas in the Middle East advising the Saudi government on business investments.
Victor received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top 5% of his class. He has also received a Master’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a double major BA in economics and political science from Stanford University.
Among other responsibilities, Victor currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Meadow Valley Resources, MB Precision Investment Holdings, Dustex Holdings, and VirTex Holdings. He also serves as a Director on the Boards of VPG Group Holdings, Plasman Group, Panolam, Riverbend Foods, Eddy Packing, Strauss Brands, and CSAT Solutions. Additionally, Victor served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer, retiring in 2013 as a Commander (O-5). His principal duties involved operational targeting (Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan theaters) and after 9/11 he was deployed to support counter-terrorism efforts overseas.
In 2017, Victor became the 12th American to complete the “Explorer’s Grand Slam” which requires climbing the highest peak on all seven of the world’s continents including Mt. Everest and skiing at least 100 kilometers to the North and South Poles. In 2020, he piloted history’s deepest ever submarine dive in the Pacific’s Mariana Trench, was the first person to do it multiple times (now eight times), and in August 2019 became the first person to visit “The Five Deeps” – the deepest point in all five of the world’s oceans. Victor was also the first person to dive the second- and third-deepest points on the ocean’s floor, the Sirena and Horizon Deeps, and also made three dives to the Titanic including the only solo dive ever attempted there. He is also a commercially rated multi-engine jet, helicopter, and submersible test pilot.