Mr. Mathews is a principal with Baird Venture Partners and is responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in the financial and information services industries. Based in Chicago, Baird Venture Partners is focused on investments in early- to growth-stage companies in the business services and healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining BVP, Mr. Mathews spent ten years working in the private equity industry. He was a Principal at Great Hill Partners in Boston where he was responsible for investments in the business services sector. He spent the summer as an associate with Gilde Investment Management, a private equity firm located in The Netherlands, where he evaluated early stage technology investments throughout Europe. Mr. Mathews started his venture capital career at William Blair Capital Partners in Chicago where he was an analyst. Prior to WBCP, he was an equity research analyst covering business services, consumer software and transaction processing companies. He is currently a director of TrueAdvantage, Inc., a lead generation technology and services business located in Southborough, Massachusetts.
He obtained his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business.