Arthur Becker is an alumnus of Bennington College, Vermont, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, the prudent entrepreneur is a graduate of the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business, Dartmouth. In 1988, he joined Bear Stearns’s private client services division. He was heavily involved in the proxy contest of replacing ProGroup’s senior management and board of directors. This corporation was a major supplier of golf equipment. ProGroup managed renowned brands such as Duckster, HotZ and Arnold Palmer. In 1994, while serving as the chairman of the board, Arthur Becker issued directives that facilitated the sale of the company.
In 1994, he founded Bnox, Inc. where he served as the president. The company developed an innovative proprietary optical technology corporation that manufactured different products for the existing single-use camera market. Under his leadership, the company managed to sell its products to various mass market retailers such as Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and T Maxx. Later, he founded Advance Partners LLC. This financial advisory corporation financed and acquired different UK businesses on behalf of US-based investors. In 1998, he played an integral role in advising Cendant Corporation regarding its acquisition of National Car Park, a UK-based company, for £1.1 billion. See also.
In 2001, he incorporated Atlantic Investors. Together with a financial partner, they acquired different data center corporations based in the United States. One of these companies is NaviSite, a renowned public corporation that offered world-class internet technology services across the US and UK. During his eight years of leadership, the company completed 10 acquisitions besides undertaking a secondary public offering. He focused his business on the cloud services businesses and hosting solutions market. In 2010, NaviSite was sold to Time Warner.
Through Madison Partners, which he incorporated in 2011, Arthur has been able to invest in the real estate and technology industries. In 2012, Zinio, the largest distributor of digital magazines, appointed Becker to serve as the chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Under his visionary leadership, the corporation managed to sell 6,000 digital magazines in more than 45 nations. In addition, he enhanced the company’s EBITDA and streamlined the focus of the business besides revamping the technology used on its supply chain.