Jeff Mathews first joined the Rapids in March of 1999, making him one of the longest serving employees of the club, having served the organization in a number of roles. In his current position, Mathews supervises operations for the first team, including budgeting for equipment, daily locker room responsibilities, staffing on matchdays, and more.
Before moving into his current role with the first team, Mathews was the club’s Director of Operations from 2001-2011, where he managed all matchday operations, first at Mile High Stadium and then at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park starting in 2007. His position included credentialing, merchandising, internships, guest relations, security and more. Mathews first started with the Rapids in the sales department, where he sold season and group ticket plans. He was awarded the MLS Commissioner’s Salesperson of the Year in 2000.
A native of Colorado, Mathews graduated from Broomfield High School. He then attended Western State College and received his Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University. He lives in Aurora with his wife, Rachel, and daughters, Peyton and Raegan.