Mr. Matthews joined Sutter Securities Incorporated in San Francisco as a Senior Managing Director in December 1995 and became Chairman in December 1997. From 1960 through 1995, Mr. Matthews was with Bear Stearns in New York. He was a Senior Managing Director from 1986 through 1995 and was a general partner of its predecessor partnership, Bear, Stearns & Co., from 1979. He was in the Corporate Finance Department from 1967 through 1995 and a security analyst from 1960 through 1967.
Mr. Matthews has more than 50 years of experience in investment banking, having worked with a wide variety of clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, friendly and unfriendly tender offers, public offerings of debt and equity, recapitalizations, financial restructurings, and international transactions. From 1970 through 1995, he was Chairman of Bear Stearns' Valuation Committee, which was responsible for all fairness opinions issued by the firm.
Mr. Matthews has written several book chapters and articles on fairness opinions, statutory appraisal, corporate valuations, and litigation relating to valuations. He received an A.B. from Harvard in 1951 and an M.B.A. from Columbia in 1953.