Mark Matthes

VP, Shared Services

Mark joined Cedarstone in 2022 and oversees the areas of client engagement, human resources, and finance. He also provides COO services and other executive services to a portfolio of Cedarstone clients.

Prior to joining Cedarstone, Mark served for nearly 5 years (and still serves) as COO of Unseen, a non-profit marketing firm delivering fundraising marketing services to 25+ anti-human trafficking organizations operating in 30+ countries. Mark established backend business operations for Unseen and eventually contracted those services to Cedarstone in 2021.

Prior to Unseen, Mark worked 18 years in universities located in China, Idaho, California, and North Dakota. His university roles included department head of career development and business professor. Prior to university positions, Mark performed operations roles in diverse industries such as computer hardware, software, manufacturing/processing, agriculture, government, and business services. In the 90s, he helped launch several startups and was on a tech merger/IPO team.

Mark holds a bachelor’s in Business from Pacific Lutheran University, an MBA in Marketing from Marylhurst University, and an MA in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology. Mark and his wife, Jenny, enjoy experiencing different cultures and have lived and worked in various states and countries. They currently live in Fargo, North Dakota.