Charles "Andy" Mathews


Over the course of his career, Mathews has held general management responsibilities in a broad range of silicon- and life-science industries, as well as service industries, for companies operating in nine countries on three continents. Additionally, he has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies in seven countries. His background includes significant public companies, private companies, startups with initial and secondary public offerings and turnarounds. Mathews specialties are corporate governance (public, private and early stage); structuring and negotiating business agreements; and managing international businesses.  
 
During his career Mathews has served as president and COO Cipher Data Products, Inc., president and CEO and Scienctific Micro Systems, Inc., president and CEO of Alphanet Telecom Inc., chairman and CEO of Dermtech International, interim CEO and chairman of Avanir Pharmaceuticals; and chairman of Controltec, Inc.
 
Educated in London, England at the Imperial College of Science, Mathews holds a bachelor of science degree with honours in Physics. He has also completed post-graduate studies in businesses and corporate governance at Stanford University through the Stanford University Graduate School of Management AEA Advancement Management Program and the Stanford University School of Law Directors Program.
 
Mathews lives in Pauma Valley with his wife Stephanie, a past president of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.