Executive Leadership

Frederick Howe

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Fred Howe headshotFrederick Howe is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., the nation's largest privately held full-service pharmacy benefit manager, with 47 million covered lives.

Over three decades, Mr. Howe's vision has led to technological breakthroughs and other important changes in the way pharmacy claims are processed and paid every day for millions of consumers. Today, under his leadership, MedImpact is at the forefront of developing new ways to use formularies, disease management and medical data to improve the quality and value of healthcare.

He has served on the Schering-Plough Advisory Board and the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science, and is an active member in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and several other industry organizations.

A dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Howe supports the American Red Cross, Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, March of Dimes, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among many others.

Greg Watanabe

President and Chief Operating Officer

Greg Watanabe headshotGreg Watanabe serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc, the nation's only full-service pharmacy benefit management company. During his tenure at the company, he has led initiatives that made MedImpact the industry leader in technology, customer service, pharmacy relations and helping clients improve value and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Mr. Watanabe's experience in executive healthcare management spans more than three decades, and includes senior leadership roles at PCS Health Systems, Value Rx, Assisted Care Partners, Argus Health Systems, WellPoint Pharmacy and others. 

Mr. Watanabe received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and his MBA from the University of Arizona. He is an active member of the National Council of Prescription Drug Programs and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

James Gollaher, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Watanabe headshot

James Gollaher, CPA, serves as the Chief Financial Officer of MedImpact Healthcare Systems and has primary oversight over the financial and international operations of the business. 

Since joining the company in 2007, James has held several management roles, including most recently serving as the Vice President, Controller.  

Prior to joining MedImpact, he held several senior financial positions over the past 25 years at a variety of software, technology and pharmaceutical companies, including Harte-Hanks, Spescom Software and Questcor Pharmaceuticals. 

James holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University.