Dan W. Matthias is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wistar Institute and its Intellectual Property and Scientific Advisory Committees as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University and its Biotechnology Committee. He is the retired Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Mothers Work, Inc., a $500 million public company that manufactures and sells maternity apparel through over a thousand stores in the U.S. and Canada. (Since his retirement, the company’s name has been changed to Destination Maternity and it continues to be listed on NASDAQ, as DEST.)
Prior to Mothers Work, Mr. Matthias was involved in the computer and electronics industry. He was the President and Founder of a division of Exxon Corporation which designed and produced the first desk top word processor, and a Director of Zilog, an early micro-computer chip startup, for which he led initial funding. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology (BEE, MSEE) and Harvard Business School (MBA).