Mathew A. Baxter was born in 1942, is retired and resides in Lyme, Connecticut and New York City. He has a BA in philosophy from Yale University and received an MBA from Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
He is treasurer and a member of the board of Lyme Land Conservation Trust, and serves as a director and treasurer of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He also serves as treasurer and a director of the Endowment Board of Vista Vocational, a facility for emotionally impaired young adults in Westbrook, Ct., and is the founding trustee of the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation, which is committed to the education and inspiration of physicians regarding medical care near the end of life. He is also Vice Chairman of NatureBridge, an environmental education facility in California with five campuses for elementary and high school students, and has served as an overseer of Amos Tuck School.
After his retirement from business in 1999, Mr. Baxter served as non-executive Chairman of Blackbird Holdings, Inc., an electronic trading system for interest rate and currency derivatives. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman and chief operating officer of Instinet Corporation. Instinet founded the electronic stock trading industry in 1969 and became the largest electronic stock trading firm in the world. Prior to that, Mr. Baxter was with The Dreyfus Corporation where he served in a variety of senior positions. He was the President of the Dreyfus broker-dealer as well as President of a number of the Dreyfus mutual funds.