Al resumed the Chairmanship of the Firm in January 2013, a position previously held from 1996 to 2006. In 1996, Al was named President of NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and served as President until 2000 and then as Vice-Chairman until 2003. Prior to returning to Princeton Capital Management, Al was Chairman of Pipeline Financial Group, Inc. Earlier in his career, Al served as a software analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons where he was designated First Team All American analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine. As a General Partner of Alex. Brown & Sons, he served as the Firm’s Chief Information Officer. He has served as a Director of a number of public and private companies, institutions and non-profit organizations including Safeguard Scientifics, Policy Management Systems, Comshare, Cognos, Webex Communications, ACI Worldwide, Realpage, Edgar Online, The Nature
Conservancy, The World Economic Forum USA and Johns Hopkins University among others. Al has also served as a member of a number of government advisory panels: The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Committee on Homeland Advisory System, Committees on Scientific Communications and National Security, Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Advisory Council, among others. He has testified before Congressional committees (Joint Economic Committee, House Homeland Security Committee, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence). Al took his bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the Wharton School and has served as an officer in the US Air Force and the US Air Force Reserve.
Alfred R. Berkeley is Chairman of Princeton Capital Management’s Investment Committee. He started his career at Alex. Brown & Sons in 1972, after serving as an officer in the United States Air Force. At Alex. Brown for 24 years, he focused on computer software and services companies. He was named to Institutional Investor magazine’s First Team All American Research Team. He has served as CEO of a publically traded communications software company and as a board member for over a dozen publicly traded technology companies. These include Realpage, Inc. Webex Communications, Policy Management Systems, ACI Worldwide, Comshare, Safeguard Scientifics, Compucom, and Sanchez Computer Associates.
In 1996, Berkeley became President of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. While at NASDAQ, Berkeley was appointed to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the President on issues concerning the nation’s infrastructure, including cyber security and physical security.
Berkeley has served on the boards of several non-profits, including Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, The Nature Conservancy, the World Economic Forum USA, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Episcopal High School, Allen University, Business Executives for National Security, the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors, Hollins University and XBRL US.
Berkeley has served on several government panels and working groups. These include testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress, the Homeland Security Committee of the House, a subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee of the House, the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House and House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In addition, Berkeley served on the Secretary of Education’s Working Group on Mathematics and the Secretary of Energy’s subcommittee on the Future of Science.