Arthur completed a thirty-year career in corporate finance in 2001. For fourteen of those years he was Director of Financial Planning at Packard Bioscience Company, a scientific instrument company. He has extensive experience in corporate financial analysis and corporate strategic planning. He has received two degrees in business administration: a Bachelor of Science in finance with honors from Syracuse University (1969) and an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School (1971). He also holds an MFA degree in theatre management from Yale School of Drama (2006).