Art Samberg, Chairman and CEO of the investment firm Pequot Capital Management, Inc., until the firm’s closing in 2009, is a major donor to philanthropic causes, and serves on numerous philanthropic boards. The son of an electrician, and a graduate of the MBA program at Columbia Business School in New York City, Art Samberg made a $25 million challenge gift to his alma mater, endowing 15 professorships and making it possible for all academic divisions at the school to fund new positions. In 2002, he funded the Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence, which offers programs and resources to faculty members. Currently, Art Samberg serves as co-Chair on the Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School.
Art J. Samberg received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, in 1962. Today he serves on the Board of Advisors of the MIT Energy Initiative, is a member of the MIT Executive Committee, and a life member of the MIT Corporation. For five years, Art Samberg served as Chairman of the MIT Investment Management Company. Currently, Arthur Samberg serves on the Board of Directors of Historic Hudson Valley, Jacob Burns Film Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and on the Board of Trustees as well as the Executive and Investment Committees of New-York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a member of the UJA-Federation of NY (UJA) Wall Street Strategic Council and Campaign Steering Committee, past-Senior Chair of UJA’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division, and serves on the College Summit National Board, where he is a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
In 1962, Art Samberg worked at Lockheed Missile and Space Company in Mountain View, California, as an Aerospace Engineer. Art Samberg worked as a security analyst at the New York investment firm Kidder, Peabody & Co., and at a New York boutique firm, Lombard, Vitalis, Paganucci & Nelson. Art J. Samberg was a Partner with Weiss, Peck & Greer, an investment firm in New York, and subsequently served as President of Dawson Samberg Capital Management, Inc., in Southport, Connecticut, before leaving to start up Pequot Capital Management, Inc.