piraeus bank group

Venetia Kontogouris

Nationality: Greek, American


Board position Independent Non Executive Member
Board appointment 2017
Board committees membership -
Executive position -
Joined Piraeus Bank -
Executive committees membership -
Executive business oversight -
Recent history -


2011 - Present

Founder and Managing Director of Venkon Group, LLC.

Family operated business with PE investments, VC investment in hi-tech

Real Estate portfolio consisting of commercial and residential development

Past Experience

Co-Managing Director at Trident Capital: $1.5 billion AUM (Funds ll through VII, early to late stage Enterprise IT,15 year tenure (through 2011), exceeded 4x realized returns to date

President D&B Enterprises / Information Partners Capital

Bain Capital /Dun Bradstreet JV

Formed and IPO'd Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH)

Sales at IBM, Marketing at AT&T, Product development at D&B Enterprises


2011 to 2012 New Proton Bank SA, Chair of the Board of Directors appointed by the HFSF and the Bank of Greece, Chairman of the Audit Committee

Bulger Capital (Boston), Monterrey Capital, and Kaizen Private Equity

Member of University of Chicago's Advisory Board of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business, 20 years experience serving as judge of innovative and new business plans

$75MM India -based education Fund, Chairwoman with Kaizen Private Equity

Board of Trustees at Northeastern University,

Member of the Committee of 200 ( National Organization of Women CEOs)

Selected Past Board

Advantec (Oasis Outsourcing)

Advantec (Oasis Outsourcing)

Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH)

CrossMedia Services (a consortium of major national newspaper groups)

Daou Systems (HealthTechnology)

eCredit.com Inc (Internet Capital Group)

beData Resources (The Daily Mail)

Internet Profiles Corporation (CMGI)

Invention Machine (HIS, Inc)

Microland (India)

Neilsoft (India), Odyssey

Logistics, OneSource Information Services,

Inc (ONES),

Outsource Partners International (ExlService Holdings) EXLS

PBN (Vurv/Taleo)

Sphere (AOL)


Technology Inc/Ascential Software (ASCL),

Viant (Divine)


MBA, University of Chicago, 1977
B.A, Northeastern University, 1974