Arthur Becker attended Bennington College in Vermont where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He was also a student at the Graduate School of Business Dartmouth. In 1988 Mr. Becker joined Bear Stearns in their private client services department. In 1991, he started a proxy contest with Arnold Palmer with the intention of replacing the senior management of ProGroup and the board of directors. ProGroup supplies golf equipment for Duckster, HotZ and Arnold Palmer. He was successful in the proxy and as the board of directors Chairman he directed the company’s sale in 1994.
In 1994 Arthur Becker founded Bnox and acted as the company’s President and Founder. The company developed an optical technology company who purpose was to create products for the single use camera markets. The company’s products were available at Rite Aid, T Maxx, Wal-Mart and CVS. Click here to know more.
Advance Partners was the next company founded by Mr. Becker. This was a financial advisory company who acquired numerous businesses based in the United Kingdom. They advised the Cendant Corporation in 1998 regarding purchasing a National Car Park for 1.1 Billion GBP.
Arthur Becker and a financial partner founded Atlantic Investors in 2001. They made acquisitions of three data center companies in the United States. He was the company’s CEO for three years made a second public offering and completed ten acquisitions. He focused on the market for enterprise hosting solutions and the cloud services business. He sold the company in 2011 to Time Warner.
Once Mr. Becker had invested in a digital magazine distributor called Zinio he was appointed as CEO and Chairman in 2012. Zinio sells approximately 6,000 different magazines in more than 45 countries. He was the leader in transforming the company to EBITDA profitability and revamped the supply chains focus. Mr. Becker oversaw the acquisition of a company specializing in digital technology operating in Barcelona and Vietnam. Eventually he replaced himself as the company’s CEO and Chairman although he is still a member of the board.
Mr. Becker lives in Miami and New York and is active as a real estate investor and with companies in the field of technological growth.