Cyrus Nikou is our founder and managing partner. He launched Atar Capital in 2016 as a premier lower-middle market private investment firm focused on socially responsible investing and sustainable solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. As a father of two and a believer in humanity’s fundamental goodness, Cyrus believes in making smart, targeted investments for the benefit of future generations.
In his work at Atar, Cyrus has the privilege of serving that vision every day. His duties include advising and overseeing the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, corporate development activities, and general operations.
Cyrus also serves as an advisor for several companies in the Atar Capital portfolio, including WinCup Corporation, Pathways Health & Community Support, Keypoint Intelligence, Frontier Integrity Services, and Solero Technologies. Those companies comprise just part of Atar’s global holdings, which span a dozen companies with combined annual revenues of $1.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees around the world.
Although his day-to-day work at Atar keeps him busy, Cyrus also believes in devoting significant time and resources to nonprofit and community-building organizations. He is proud to support the I Have a Dream Foundation, Upward Bound House, and Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, among other charities. He is a member of the board of The Sierra Canyon School.
Cyrus’ prior executive experience in the private equity industry includes a seven-year engagement as co-founder and managing partner of Revolution Capital Group, where he helped lead the deal origination team and oversaw the firm’s day-to-day operations. Originally from British Columbia, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and corporate finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
When he’s not working or giving back to the community, Cyrus loves golfing, traveling, and spending time with his young family.