Ben Mathewson joined North Avenue Capital as a Commercial Lender in 2016, specializing in business development, financial analysis, debt financing, and investment opportunities. He was promoted to Vice President in 2020, and added to our executive team. In addition to responsibilities for loan production, deal sourcing, and business development, Ben serves as Area Manager based in Henderson, Nevada. Ben earned his undergraduate degree and officer commission from the United States Air Force Academy and his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently working to complete the Graduate School of Banking program at Louisiana State University.
Before joining NAC, Ben was a Captain in the United States Air Force serving as a finance officer. He served as the Financial Services Officer for Kadena Air Base (Japan), where he led an international team that executed payroll and travel disbursements for all Air Force personnel stationed on Okinawa. He went on to earn a post at the 352nd Special Operations Wing in the United Kingdom where he served as the youngest Wing Chief Financial Manager in the Air Force. He managed $1.1B in assets and performed all planning, programming, and execution of a $120M budget to project Special Operations combat power across three continents. In 2015, Ben made the transition back to the United States where he served as the financial planning and analysis commander with over $4.3B under management while stationed at Offutt Air Force Base outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Ben, his wife, Carly, and their first daughter, Isla, live in Henderson, Nevada where he is actively pursuing leadership roles in the community and in their church.