The former chairman and chief executive officer of Zinio LLC, Arthur Becker, currently serves as the managing member of Atlantic Investors, LLC (since 2002), and the managing director of Madison Technology Group LLC. Arthur Becker also worked as the CEO and a board member at Navisite between February 2002 and August 2010.
An interview published on IDEAMENSCH on February 15, 2017, revealed a couple of things about Arthur Becker. His increased interest in real estate and technology while he was working at NaviSite and ZINIO saw the birth of Madison Partners. He decided to expand his real estate interests by making investments in the development of condominiums in New York City, Miami, and Florida. His exposure to several tech companies that were at the early stages fascinated him as well particularly because of the gradual growth in bio technology, the significant economic opportunities, and the potential to touch the lives of people.
At the moment, he is almost completing the construction of several Town Houses located on Sullivan Street in New York City, reports The Real Deal.com. Becker also has plans of putting up a small condominium in Tribeca, for residential purposes. He loves working with the people he respects in both real estate and technology because it brings out the best in him. Studies and progress being made in the field of cancer treatment are among the most interesting trends for him.
The one thing that has made Becker a successful entrepreneur is his ability to evaluate and help in the development of management talent. His worst job experience was when he worked in the Parks Department in a small town at sixteen. Young children were given difficult jobs with little pay of $1.60 per hour. That experience motivated him to look for a more interesting, and lucrative work.
He advises other entrepreneurs to stay informed and have the tenacity for intelligence, listen to their colleagues and the market, and also create room for flexibility in matters strategy. For Becker, talent is the key to success. He identifies talent, persuades them to buy into his vision or business, and does not get in their way.
Arthur Becker attended Bennington College between 1969 and 1972, where he studied Bachelor of Arts. Between 1973 and 1974, he pursued business at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth.
He regrets that he did not finish the second year of his graduate school as he missed an opportunity to pursue an early career in investment banking. Nevertheless, the 60-year-old entrepreneur has enjoyed substantial success in the world of real estate as well as his participation in biotechnology.