MARK MATHEWS 

VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRY ANALYSIS, NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION

Mark Mathews is Vice President, Research Development and Industry Analysis, at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Mathews is responsible for helping to develop, evaluate, and direct the research initiatives for NRF’s Retail Research and Analysis Center.

Mathews has spent more than 20 years working in research in a variety of roles in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he headed the Market Intelligence Group at the World Gold Council,where he served as a member of the organization’s leadership team. Prior to working for the World Gold Council, Mathews spent seven years working for a $1.4 billion private equity firm based in London. As a Director in the firm, Mathews ran the team responsible for generating investment ideas and opportunities for the fund. For 12 years prior to that, Mathews worked for the NASDAQ Stock Market as Managing Director of Research and Head of Strategic Planning for NASDAQ’s international operations. He has also worked at Accenture, where he led the firm’s European capital markets research team. 

Mathews is a Georgetown University graduate, where he was a double major in Finance and International Management.