Arthur Becker earned his Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College in Vermont in 1972 and attended the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business Dartmouth. Becker joined the private client services division of Bear Stearns, Inc. in 1988, and in 1991, led a successful proxy contest with Arnold Palmer to replace the board of directors and the senior management of ProGroup, Inc, a golf equipment supplier that managed the brands of Arnold Palmer, HotZ and Duckster. As Chairman of the Board of Directors, he directed the sale of the company in 1994.
Arthur Becker founded Bnox, Inc. in 1994 and served as the company’s Founder and President. The company created a proprietary optical technology company which developed products for the single-use camera market. Under his management, the company sold through mass market retailers such as CVS, Wal-Mart, T Maxx and Rite Aid.
Arthur Becker founded Advance Partners, LLC, a financial advisory company that facilitated the financing and acquisition of a number of UK businesses to US-based investors, and in 1998, advised Cendant Corporation on its purchase of National Car Park in the UK for 1.1 Billion GBP.
In 2001, Arthur Becker founded Atlantic Investors with a financial partner and acquired three data center companies in the US in 2001 and 2002, including NaviSite, a publicly traded company that offered internet technology services, hosting and colocation throughout the US and UK. He served as the CEO for 8 years during which time, the company made 10 acquisitions and completed a secondary public offering. He focused the business on the rapidly expanding cloud services business and the enterprise hosting solutions market and in 2010, arranged for sale of the company to Time Warner in 2011.
Arthur began privately investing in technology companies and real estate development in 2011 through the Madison Partners, LLC.
After his investment in Zinio, the world’s largest digital magazine distributor, the investor group appointed Arthur Becker its Chairman and CEO in 2012. Zinio, sells 6,000 different magazines digitally in over 45 countries. He led the transformation of the company to EBITDA profitability and narrowed the focus of the business and revamped the technology of its supply chain. He led the acquisition of a digital technology company that operated in Vietnam and Barcelona and in late 2015 replaced himself as Chairman and CEO and maintains his position as a Board member.
Arthur currently resides in New York and Miami and continues to be active as an investor in real estate and technology growth companies.