Ari brings direct experience from the financial technology startup scene to the process of identifying and supporting Arbor’s portfolio companies.
Before joining Arbor, Ari was a fellow at Venture for America (VFA), a selective fellowship program focused on revitalizing American communities through entrepreneurship. Over the course of the two-year VFA fellowship, Ari held key leadership positions at two early stage Miami-based startups. Prior to VFA, Ari interned with the Financial Sponsors group in Citigroup’s investment banking division in New York City.
Ari graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College Scholar program at Cornell University, where he studied the intersection of psychology, finance and art history.