The Marlin & Associates team is comprised of a group of seasoned professionals who have an unrelenting commitment to maximize value for our clients. Collectively, our team has advised on more than 200 financial Technology, Data and Analytics transactions in 27 countries 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 17+ year track record of success during which we have built strong relationships that allow us to unlock shareholder value for our clients.
George Beckerman has provided strategic consulting and investment banking services to information companies worldwide, for more than 30 years. His 200+ client engagements have focused on revenue growth, strategic corporate development, alliance strategies, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance for information, media, and communications companies and to the technology and services sectors that support these companies.
In 2004, George joined Marlin & Associates to lead the firm’s office in Washington DC. He is now an Advisor to our firm, focused on strategic advisory services for information services companies. George is also a principal in Hoart|Beckerman Consulting which advises b-2-b content companies on business development and transaction readiness.
Following 16 years of government service, George launched a strategy and transaction consulting practice, merged with Focus Enterprises, and then joined M&A. He advised owners of small and mid-sized business in the US and UK, and senior executives of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, McGraw Hill Companies, R.R. Donnelley, ProQuest, the Washington Post Company, Lexis-Nexis Legal and Regulatory, ReedTech. He co-founded Federal Market Research and MarketResearch.com; and he held C-suite positions in the Washington Post Company’s Legislate subsidiary and in Primark’s Disclosure subsidiary.
George’s government service included positions in the New York City Temporary Commission on City Finances, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the US Department of Commerce.
George was a National Defense Education Fellow at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration. He earned his Master’s degree there and his Bachelor’s degree at Queens College, City University of New York.
George, with roots in Brooklyn, New York, now lives in a southern Delaware town. He is active community matters and intends to make a difference in how civics education is taught and learned.