NIKITAS KOUTOUPES was born in Athens and graduated from Pierce in 1991. At Pierce he was President of the Student Government and won the Minnie Mills Award. Nikitas holds a BA from Princeton University (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), and an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School. He is a partner at Insight Venture Partners, a $13 billion private equity firm investing in high-growth software companies. Prior to Insight, Nikitas co-founded Citadon, a software-as-a-service company that became part of Insight’s portfolio. Previously he served as an Associate with McKinsey & Company, working on strategy, turnaround, M&A and corporate finance engagements. He and his wife Zineb Guessous live in Manhattan, learning to play zone defense with their three children.