Arthur Becker is the managing partner of Madison Partners, LLC, an investment firm which deals in early stage biotech ventures and real estate. Before joining Madison, Arthur served as the chief executive officer and chairman of Zinio, LLC from 2012-2015. Before working with Zinio, he was the chief executive officer of Navisite, a company which offered internet technology services, collocation and hosting business in the United Kingdom and the U.S (2002-2010). Arthur also served as the senior advisor for Vera Wang Fashion Company for around seven years. After Navisite was sold to Time Warner in 2011, Arthur has been working as a private investor in the real estate and technology sectors.
According to his Linked In page, when Navisite was sold in 2011, Mr. Becker invested in condominium development in Miami, Florida and New York City. It was at that time that he came up with the idea of Madison, LLC. Arthur became interested in the many changes taking place in the biotechnology sector, the opportunities in it and the prospect of making an impact in the lives of millions of people. Arthur’s schedule for the day is quite flexible, considering he focuses on one project at a time. Arthur is fascinated by how real estate operates; starting with entitlements, design, financing, constructing and then finally marketing. He says he works best with people he respects and that real estate is all about organization and coordination.
Mr. Arthur Becker has recently developed an interest in the biotech sector. He has a particular interest in innovations in the field of cancer treatment. In his entrepreneurial ventures, Arthur explains that the biggest problem has always been balancing critical thinking and passion for his work. While passion is something all entrepreneurs need, critical thinking is important in helping them strategize, get a clear vision and deal with people. Just like a vast majority of businesspeople, Arthur is a risk-taker. He tried many businesses and failed but learned from the mistakes and moved on. He states that in companies which were successful, colleagues always respected and understood each other. Arthur advises that to be successful, entrepreneurs have to learn to listen to their colleagues, keep up with trends in the market and be flexible in their strategies. He attended Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (1973-1974) and Bennington College (1969-1972).