Mr. Mathis is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he obtained a B.S. in Business Management. Early in his career he was employed by Hughes Aircraft Company, where he was responsible for administering foreign subcontracts for the Airborne Early Warning Ground Segment (AEGIS), working to acquire the necessary clearance from NATO. Mr. Mathis began his career in finance at Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. as a Financial Consultant, and later joined Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. He has served as Vice President at both Sutro & Company and Kemper Securities and as Senior Vice President at The Boston Group. He is a founding member of Algodon Group and serves as a Managing Director. Mr. Mathis enjoys the outdoor life and resides in California.