Victor is an Operating Partner and Co-Founder Emeritus of Insight Equity. He leads the firm’s activities in deal origination and portfolio management within the aerospace, defense, electronics, and industrial pollution control industries. Before co-founding Insight Equity, Victor 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. 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 airstrike targeting 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 repeatedly – now fifteen 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 has dived to the bottom of seventeen of the world’s deep ocean trenches, made three dives to the Titanic including the only solo dive ever made there, and discovered and piloted the deepest wreck dive in history at the site of the USS Samuel B. Roberts in 2022. He is also a commercially rated multi-engine jet and helicopter pilot, a certified submersible test pilot, and flew into space onboard Blue Origin’s NS-21 mission in June 2022.