Hilary Gosher is a managing director at Insight, co-managing Insight Onsite, the firm’s team of operations and growth experts who provide collaborative operational assistance and advice to Insight’s portfolio companies. Hilary founded this team in 2000 and has worked alongside more than 70 software and Internet companies, advising on day-to-day strategy, operations, M&A and post-merger integration. She sits on Insight’s investment committee, manages due diligence and runs Insight’s marketing and PR activities. Hilary currently serves on the Board of Directors, or works with Anaqua, Datacore, Drillinginfo, ECi Solutions, IKANO/Virtacore, Mimecast, Mediaspectrum, OverDrive, Photobox, Tongal and Shunra.
Prior investments include Cvent (IPO), Argus Software (acquired by Altus Group), Medidata Solutions (IPO), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), Scriptlogic (acquired by Quest Software), Shutterstock (IPO) and Vertafore (acquired by Hellman & Friedman). Hilary is an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business. She teaches entrepreneurship to MBA students and actively mentors technology start-ups. In 2011 she authored a chapter titled "Customer Lifetime Value: Methodology and Applications for Operating Partners", published by Private Equity International in "The Operating Partner in Private Equity” handbook. Prior to joining Insight, Hilary held management positions at The Monitor Group, where she consulted to companies in the healthcare, technology and infrastructure sectors.
She worked at Marketspace, an e-commerce affiliate focused on start-ups and online retail businesses.
Earlier in her career Hilary held finance positions at Reuters UK, and Sea Containers in London. Hilary holds an MBA from INSEAD in France along with a BA in Economic History (first class pass) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), cum laude, from the University of Natal, South Africa.