Executive Leadership

Frederick Howe

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dale Brown headshot Frederick 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. 

Dale Brown

President, MedImpact Healthcare Systems

Dale Brown headshot Dale Brown was appointed President of MedImpact Healthcare Systems in June 2019. Dale is responsible for the company’s enterprise strategy and operations providing oversight to Government Programs and Services, Health Services, Information Technology, and Operations. Dale also provides leadership to MedImpact subsidiaries MedImpact Direct, MedImpact International, ScriptSave, and SUNRx.

Most recently, Dale was President, MedImpact International, which provides pharmacy benefit management services in 8 countries on 3 continents. In 2003, Dale joined MedImpact and played a key role in the strategic growth of the company by leading, sales, marketing, proposals, account management, product development, network strategy, specialty pharmacy strategy, and enterprise strategy. Prior to joining MedImpact, Dale held leadership roles at Humana, Caremark, Merck-Medco, and Cardinal Health.

Dale received his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sociology from the University of Illinois.

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. 

Thomas E. Hutton

Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

Thomas E. Hutton headshotAs the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Thomas E. Hutton is responsible for developing and executing on MedImpact Healthcare Systems' people strategies worldwide.

Mr. Hutton brings nearly three decades of experience to the executive leadership team at MedImpact Healthcare Systems, having served in leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Amgen, Inc. and The Coca Cola Company.

Mr. Hutton is a strategic change agent who has successfully transformed human resources departments from transactional, compliance-focused organizations to highly-consultative contributors who align people strategies with positive business results.

Mr. Hutton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware, is an MBA candidate/Executive MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a certified Para Professional Counselor — University of Delaware.