Rebecca Matthias has advised and assisted Dr. Pestell with strategic business matters and with financial planning and control, accounting, and reporting, and will continue to do so at no cost to the company. She and Mr. Matthias (see above) provided the initial financial investments needed for worldwide patent filings and patent prosecution to protect the company’s technologies.
Rebecca Matthias is the former President, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST), a $500 million public company that manufactures and sells maternity apparel at over 3000 locations in the U.S., Canada and other countries. She is a graduate of M.I.T (ME, Civil), Columbia University (M Arch), and The University of Pennsylvania (BA). She serves on the Board of CSS Industries, a New York Stock Exchange company, and chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee; and is a director of Penn Series Funds, a division of Penn Mutual Corp, its Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Formerly, she sat on the Board of The Russell Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange company, (until its sale to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2006). Other emeritus Board positions include: Drexel University, and The University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Matthias is the author of the book ‘Mothers Work’ (Doubleday), about her experiences starting up a business.
Since retiring from Destination Maternity, Ms. Matthias has become involved with a number of entrepreneurial ventures. She is a founding investor/consultant at ProstaGene. She also sits on the board of Honey Grow, a rapidly expanding chain of farm-to-table casual restaurants; and Lacoda, a software servicing company for the nascent peer-to-peer lending and asset based lending industries.