Arthur Becker was born in 1950 in Brooklyn, New York. He currently splits his time between homes in New York and Miami, and he is an active investor in real estate and technology companies. The direction his life took may have seemed unexpected for someone who graduated from Bennington College with mixed majors in ceramics and photography. However, he then went on to the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth, and this would help to lay a solid foundation for much of the rest of his life. More details can be found on Bloomberg.
According to NY Daily News, he went to work at Bear Stearns, Inc. in 1988 with their private client services division. By 1994, he had already founded his own company. It was called Bnox, Inc., and it created proprietary optical technology for certain cameras. He then went on to found additional companies such as the financial advisory company Advance Partners, LLC. and then founded Atlantic Investors in 2001. While at this latest company, he acquired NaviSite. He would end up serving as CEO for eight years at this company, and during his tenure there, it would complete 10 acquisitions and make a secondary public offering. Thanks to his successful leadership, NaviSite caught the eye of Time Warner, and they acquired it in 2011.
After selling NaviSite, Arthur Becker formed Madison Partners, LLC. and began investing in numerous technology companies as well as real estate. One of these investments was in a company called Zinio where he became Chairman and CEO. He has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge and experience at investing in these areas over the years, and he uses it to continue investing today in companies that he identifies as being on the cusp of success.
Throughout his career, Becker has helped grow companies and create jobs for numerous people. His vision at spotting competent and talented management at small companies and seeing where they will be years down the road has served him and his business partners well throughout his career. His life is full of accomplishment in every field he has tackled, and he continues to follow potentially successful businesses with keen interest.