The Marlin & Associates team is comprised of a group of seasoned professionals who have an unrelenting commitment to maximize value for our clients. Collectively, the team has advised on more than 200 information and technology transactions in more than 25 countries around the world. Much of the team has been together since shortly after the firm was founded more than a dozen years ago. Several M&A partners have held global C-level and senior operating roles in relevant industry sectors. This deep operating experience combined with extensive transaction expertise enables Marlin & Associates to provide an unparalleled level of strategic and financial advice to our clients as well as execution capability in nearly every conceivable situation.
Our team has an extensive 13+ year track record of success during which we have built strong relationships that allow us to unlock shareholder value for our clients.
George Beckerman joined Marlin & Associates Holding LLC in 2004 and leads M&A’s office in Washington DC. George has advised information and technology companies on strategic direction, acquisitions and divestitures for more than 25 years. During that time, his clientele has included a wide range of companies, large and small, US, Canadian and European, that serve professionals in business, finance, legal, academic and government sectors. His clients have included global corporations as well as businesses owned by entrepreneurs and financial sponsors.
George’s success as trusted advisor stems in part from his deep grounding in government as well as the information industries that he serves. Prior to his private sector career, George worked at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he supported the Agency’s hijacking prevention and defense readiness operations and developed its first framework for assessing the contribution that aviation makes to the economy of the NY metropolitan area; and then at the US Department of Commerce, where he ran the Department’s counter-terrorism programs, helped to manage its business lending program and managed several business advisory programs. Along the way, he launched several initiatives to improve access to government information.
Following his government service, George became an entrepreneur; a corporate executive; and an advisor. Early in his business career, he was a partner in the founding team of DIDS-Co (an early aspirant in geo-spatial analytics); and at Federal Marketplace Services (a provider of government sector market intelligence). Later, he was co-founder of MarketResearch.com (a proprietary publisher and distributor of market research reports). George was a long-time advisor to The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he advised on several acquisitions and divestitures and also was the lead in a BDM/D&B joint venture initiative to organize the Defense Industrial Resources and Information Center for decision support by business and national security executives. He was also lead in developing and running a new business unit in Legislate, The Washington Post Company’s first online information service. Later, George was brought on as President / General Manager to turnaround a troubled legal / financial research business, owned by what is now ThomsonReuters.
George is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York, and was a National Defense Education Fellow at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration, during which time he also served on the research and analytics staff at the New York City Temporary Commission on City Finances. George is a frequent speaker at information industry conferences; and from time to time writes for publication. He also is the founder of the Capital Content Network, a Washington DC area forum for information industry executives affiliated with the Software & Information Industry Association and the Specialized Information Publishers Association.
George lives in Bethesda MD. He’s mentioned over the years a determination to resume scuba diving and tennis. We’ll see if he gets to at least one of these in the near future.