Arif has been involved in innovative technology development as an entrepreneur, manager, banker, and investor since 1990, and brings a combination of investment, operational and international expertise to the firm.
Prior to joining Pilot House, Arif managed a strategic investment fund at Microsoft directed toward Microsoft's top-tier global Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). The goal of the strategic investment fund was to both accelerate adoption of all Microsoft platform products and drive joint revenue.
Before joining Microsoft, Arif was a member of TVM Capital's technology investment team, in the firm's Boston office. At TVM, investment interests included enterprise software and more specifically, infrastructure software and internet enabling technologies. He was also part of the team that invested in Neolinear (sold to Cadence) and Comstock Systems (sold to Hitachi Data Systems).
Prior to TVM, Arif was an investment banker at Broadview where he focused on mergers & acquisitions in the technology, media & communications sectors. Arif has also held various technical and management positions at ETI, Princeton Softech and Computer Associates.
Arif earned a Masters of Science and a Bachelor of Science, in Computer Science, from Rutgers University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He also has an (incomplete) PhD in Computer Science (AI) from Princeton.