From the depths of the ocean to the highest peaks in the world, Victor Vescovo has led a life that qualifies him as one of the most interesting people in the world. Being a retired naval officer, a sub-orbital spaceflight participant and undersea explorer would have been enough to impress most folks. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg of a life that started as a student at Dallas’ St. Marks School of Texas, then graduating from Stanford and getting a master’s degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
From there Victor went on to co-found Insight Equity Holdings, a private equity company.
He then launched into the journey of setting firsts, like becoming the first person to reach both the deepest place (35,840-foot-deep Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench) in 2019 and the highest place (29,029-foot-high Mount Everest) on Earth.
In his spare time he became the 12th American to achieve the Explorers’ Grand Slam, which requires climbing the highest peak on all seven of the world’s continents, including Mt. Everest, and skiing at least 100 kilometers at the North and South Poles.
Alas, such achievements didn’t satisfy his curiosity. Over the years he has continued exploring the most unknown depths of the sea for historic research and scientific discoveries.
But he hasn’t stopped rising to the heights. Just this past June he added yet another frontier to his list of adventures when he flew into space onboard Blue Origin’s NS-21 mission.
The Senior Source‘s Charles C. Sprague Society Dinner Co-Chairs Elizabeth and Eric Gambrell have managed to get Victor to take a night off from record-breaking to be the event’s keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 24, at the Dallas Country Club.
According to The Senior Source President/CEO Stacey Malcolmson, “The Senior Source wants to push the limits on how we best serve older adults. Our new strategic plan is called the Next Dimensions of Aging and how we will reach new heights and depths in our work, just like this year’s speaker.”
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* Photo credit: Tamara Stubbs