Nikesh Desai


Nikesh is a founder and Co-CEO of InvestingChannel. As Co-CEO, he leads the company’s overall strategic direction.

Nikesh and Bob started the consultancy Giant Step Strategies which served as the initial underpinning of InvestingChannel. They successfully helped major financial media companies with their ad strategies which created the demand and impetus for InvestingChannel. He has been the key figure in building the largest exclusive consortium of financial destinations at InvestingChannel.

Prior to building Giant Step Strategies and InvestingChannel, Nikesh served as the Vice President of Business Development at where he implemented strategic initiatives and new technologies, including partnerships, contextual advertising, co-registration, customer acquisition/lead generation and many other programs to increase revenue, drive traffic and enhance site performance. He was one of the original members of PeoplePC’s business development team and was instrumental during its IPO process and sale to EarthLink. Nikesh focused on product development, sales, strategic partnerships and acquisition activities. He started his career as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens involved in public offerings and mergers & acquisitions aggregating over $1 billion with Internet and software companies.

Nikesh aspires to be a traveling food critic while trying to hit every major soccer stadium across the world.