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Joe Mathews

Mr. Mathews has served as a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Bridgefield Capital Management, LLC since July 2015. He founded Bridgefield Capital with Rick Foster following the sale of their previous firm, Ilex Capital Group, to Yellowwood Partners. At Ilex, Mr. Mathews initiated multiple private equity transactions in the consumer, manufacturing, and healthcare industries including the platform entity Ilex Consumer Products group which generated returns of more that 20X on a cash-on-cash basis through investments in consumer healthcare businesses previously owned through companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Merck and others.

In additions to his roles in corporate finance, Mr. Mathews experience is supported through a deep understanding of hands-on corporate operations developed through C-Level operating and Board roles.  Prior to his time at Ilex, Mr. Mathews served as the Chairman & CEO at Nexus Communications Corp. 

​Mr. Mathews has served on the board of directors of companies including Calgon, St. Joseph Healthcare, and Gourmet Express, as well as serving on the board at Nexus Communications and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

​Mr. Mathews graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Maryland.