Dick Mathis

Dick Mathis brings his comprehensive real world business acumen and Tribal government managerial experience to Generation Seven Strategic Partners, LLC. as an Associate Partner. Mr. Mathis has a long and distinguished track record in both the private sector and Tribal governments of many nations as a financial guide and manager. His practical insight and no nonsense style of business cut through some of the most complex and multi-faceted fiscal and policy issues wherever Mr. Mathis applies his extensive knowledge. Most recently, Mr. Mathis acted as the Interim Division Director of Finance and Operations with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Below are just a few of Mr. Mathis’s contributions and engagements with many Nations and businesses:

  • Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. Chief Financial Officer of a small to medium size company in the regulated telephone industry, a wholly owned entity of the Gila River Indian Community;.

  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe Division Director Finance & Operations. Responsible for financial and accounting functions, budget development, investment management and long range planning. Procurement, Information Technology and Communications were included in the management scope of the position. Also monitored the financial operations of the Tribal enterprises – Casinos and Smoke Shop.

  • Tohono O’Odham Nation Treasurer, responsible for treasury functions, investment management and long range planning for the Nation. Worked closely with the Chairman, Investment Committee, Budget and Finance committee and the Legislative Council.

  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer responsible for all treasury and financial functions of the Tribal government and its Enterprises including Phoenix Cement Company, Salt River Sand & Gravel, Salt River Landfill, Talking Stick Golf Courses, Native Planet Foods, Saddleback Communications, Cypress Golf Course, Red Mountain Trap & Skeet, Chaparral Office Park, and Casino Arizona. Served on the Advisory Committee for the Salt River Boys & Girls Club.
  • Mathis Wrench & Associates Principal, Management Consulting firm, provided financial and management consulting in the areas of financial systems, financial analyses, investment practices, business plan development and computer design and implementation.

  • The Navajo Nation: Director of Financial Services Responsible for all financial functions of the Navajo Nation, which included a staff of over 90 employees and 4,500 employees,

  • The Hopi Tribe: Controller. Developed the first complete accounting system and general ledger for the Hopi Tribe. Completed first single audit, brought indirect cost rate proposals current and conducted feasibility study for computers and accounting software. Secured the necessary funding from private and federal sources for the purchase of computers and software. Taught Principles of Accounting at the College of Ganado.

  • Konan Corporation Hired at the request of a venture capital firm to establish an accounting system and assist in the management operations of a start-up company for the manufacture of intelligent controller boards for microcomputers. Technical problems and a rapidly changing industry resulted in financial difficulties and efforts to secure additional funding were not successful.

  • Universal Communications Systems, Inc: Directed all financial and administrative functions of a newly formed company in the telephone interconnect industry. Responsible for field maintenance and union relations. UCS sold, installed, maintained and leased privately owned telephone systems to commercial businesses. Company grew to be a very profitable business and was one of the few successful telephone interconnect companies in the country.

  • Ernst & Ernst: Consulting services included accounting procedures, cost systems, computer feasibility studies in such industries as textiles, furniture and metal fabrications.

  • Celanese Corporation – Fiber Industries Group: Accounts Payable Supervisor, promoted to Cost Accounting Supervisor and then to Senior Financial Analyst-Corporate. Selected by Celanese Corporation to attend the Program for Management Development (PMD 15) at Harvard Graduate School of Business.

1953 to 1958 – Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting

Program for Management Development (PMD 15) Selected by Celanese Corporation to attend the Program