Meet Our Team

Executive Leadership

Brett Matthews
Chairman and CEO

Brett began his career in 1988 as a brand assistant in the healthcare division of Procter & Gamble after graduating from Dartmouth College. In 1990 he became the Vice President of On Target Media (now Patient Point) specializing in point of care marketing and patient education. In 1992 he co-founded Imagitas with his wife Ginger Salazar and led the company for 14 years, driving the unique private/public partnership model to breakaway growth. Brett sold Imagitas to Pitney Bowes in 2005, and spent a decade in philanthropy, board service and investing. Brett joined Kate Farms in 2014, leading its recapitalization while crafting the new strategy that took the struggling brand out of retail channels and pivoted to medical nutrition distribution. As a result, Kate Farms has seen a doubling of sales each year.

Tom Beecher
CFO

Tom joined Bain Capital after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1989, moving to product management at Fleet Bank in 1992. After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School, Tom joined Brett at Imagitas as a Product Manager in 1997. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and succeeded Brett as the CEO in 2005 after helping to lead the sale of the company to Pitney Bowes. Tom joined Kate Farms in 2019 after 10 years at Cartera Commerce, where he was the Chief Executive Officer and President. He led the successful sale of the company to Ebates/Rakuten in 2017, continuing in his role until 2019.

Pat Gahan
CCO

Pat joined Kate Farms in 2017 after nearly 30 years in sales, operations and commercial marketing at leading global life sciences and medical device companies, most recently at HeartWare where he was responsible for global marketing of the HVAD System. He was with Boston Scientific for 16 years, working in sales and marketing roles in the US, Europe, and Asia. Prior to that, Pat was in sales at Baxter Healthcare’s scientific products division. Based in the Kate Farms’ Boston office, Pat leads a team of 40 (and growing) sales professionals responsible for the brand’s medical sales, channel management, and distribution groups.

John Hommeyer
COO

After graduating from Dartmouth, John joined Procter & Gamble in brand management in 1988 where he honed his marketing and general management skills for more than a decade. He then became successful at consumer-oriented technology start-ups including Hotwire.com where, as CMO, John drove runaway growth which resulted in a $750 million acquisition by Expedia.com in 2004. He then joined The Clorox Company as Vice President and General Manager and was responsible for driving double-digit growth of the Clorox franchise before leading the successful acquisition of Burt’s Bees. In 2013 John co-founded and served as CEO of life sciences company MicroNature which now has its groundbreaking natural food safety technology in regulatory trials. He joined Kate Farms in 2017 and oversees R&D, product supply, quality assurance, marketing, and customer care teams.

Our Leadership Team

From sourcing the best ingredients for our products to helping navigate insurance coverage and orders, the Kate Farms team puts people first, always. Each department, from Product Development to Customer Care, devotes exceptional talent and skills to ensure the highest standards are met.