Arthur Becker is a real estate developer and investor. Becker graduated from Bennington College in the early 70s and then went to Dartmouth College to complete his education. He is the former CEO of both NaviSite and Zinio. One of his most recent projects was the redesign of an apartment building in Tribeca.
Todd Lubar got his first job at Crestar Mortgage after graduating from Syracuse University with a Speech Communications major. He stayed with the corporation for 4 years before he moved to Legacy Financial in Texas. Todd is now the President of TDL Global Ventures. All of his experience combined, he has been in the financial industry for well over 20 years.
In an interview Lubar was asked how he makes his money and Lubar explained that what he does is he finds people who are passionate about their goals and he assists them to achieve them. Todd explains that he wants to find individuals who may be spending their lives daydreaming about their passions and give them the financial backing they require to begin moving towards their dreams. Todd Lubar says that doing this is a calculated risk because so many of them are content with not chasing their dreams. His long resume has garnered him the experience required to pick out which of these individuals will act on their passions. These are the ones he backs financially.
Todd admits that at first he was doubtful that he made the correct career choice. He had to start from scratch and work his way up, he says it was quite an appalling experience. Lubar says that if you wake up the next day and stick with it, despite your inevitable failures then you are on the path to success. The best advice that Lubar had to give is to never lose motivation and remember if one approach fails you can always try another one. Check out LinkedIn for more.
When asked about the toughest business decision he ever had to make, he explains that every time he has to go on a business trip it is hard to stay away from his family for such a long period of time.
For those that may be interested in learning about financial business, Lubar recommends “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz. He claims that the book has something for everyone in it. The book will help people maximum their professional time and will teach you how to maintain high expectations. Visit their Instagram page.