Nicolai Bezsonoff

Nicolai Bezsonoff

VP and General Manager of Registry Solutions at Neustar
Joined on March 1, 2019
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Nicolai was the Co-Founder and COO of .CO, the administrator of the .CO domain, which was acquired in 2014 by Neustar. Under his tenure, .CO had incredible growth and became one of the most successful domain extensions in history, with more than 2.2 million domain names registered by people in 200 countries. Since joining Neustar in 2014, Nicolai helped double Neustar’s Domain business through a combination of organic growth and M&A. He then became the General Manager of their Security Solutions division in 2016, which provides Fortune 500 companies solutions to monitor, accelerate and defend their online brands. More recently, in 2018 Nicolai became the General Manager of the Registry division coming back to his roots in the domain industry and spearheading the growth of the largest Registry services provider in the industry.

Apart from .CO and Neustar, Nicolai has more than 22 years of experience in technology, entrepreneurship, product and executive leadership. Prior to that Nicolai was a Director at Citigroup’s Investment Bank in New York overseeing a large team in New York, London, São Paulo, and Mumbai. He started his career in consulting advising global firms in the US and Latin-America.

Nicolai holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (honors) from the University of Miami, as well as an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School.

Over the last few years Nicolai has become involved in the startup community globally and is an active mentor at Endeavor, Ashoka and a few others. Plus he is an active investor in startups through different groups including Accelerated Growth Partners.

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Domain NamesRegistry ServicesDNSDNS SecurityCybersecurityThreat Intelligence

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