Mark Mathewson

Managing VP & CTO Small Business & Canada Technology
Capital One

Mark Mathewson is Managing Vice President for Card & Small Business Technology at Capital One Financial Corporation, a diversified bank with more than 65-million customer accounts domestically and abroad. Capital One's subsidiaries offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels.

In his current role, Mark is spearheading the modernization of platforms and simplification of core software and hardware infrastructure by building natively to the cloud, empowering engineers with the latest DevOps practices, and building self-driving software teams to speed feature development for the business.

Since joining Capital One in 2013, Mark has held leadership positions with increasing responsibilities in Technology. Under Mark's leadership as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Small Business & Canada Technology, the organization has delivered significant results, including Canada Credit Keeper (the first Canadian Bank to launch a credit monitoring solution for customers), Business CreditWise and the migration of Capital One's Partnerships Co-Brand portfolio.

Mark is immensely passionate about diversity, especially in the technology industry. As a member of Capital One's Diversity & Inclusion Council, he conceptualized and launched the Blacks in Tech initiative (BIT) to amplify the focus on celebrating and increasing representation of black engineers and leaders at Capital One.

Prior to Capital One, Mark has held various executive and leadership positions in multiple Fortune 500 organizations, including Fannie Mae and Deloitte.

In his personal time, Mark is an avid cyclist and enjoys home improvement and automation projects. Mark, his wife and their three children reside in Maryland.

Mark holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University.

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