Glenn Polyn//March 10, 2023
Glenn Polyn //March 10, 2023
Press release: Austin and Kat
Seattle-based company Austin and Kat is excited to announce Tim McGee to the role of vice president of sales. After 25+ years at PepsiCo in sales, marketing and operations roles, McGee created a unique consulting business designed to develop national sales and marketing strategies specializing in “start up” natural food and beverage companies including Califia Farms and “nuun” Hydration. While at “nuun,” McGee worked alongside founder and CEO Tim Moxey (Austin and Kat’s COO and Kat’s husband). Together, Moxey and McGee executed a national and international distribution network and developed marketing strategies resulting in massive growth which enabled “nuun” to become the market share leader in the hydration supplement category. Navigating change through an ever-changing and demanding marketplace is what he does best.
McGee will be responsible for managing Austin and Kat’s sales and education team with a focus on developing even closer relationships with the company’s growing portfolio of distributors alongside regional and national accounts. He’ll also be implementing a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy as the company grows its hemp and non-hemp products.
McGee said, “I’m excited to join Austin and Kat and contribute to the amazing team and culture they have already established. The company has been growing in independent pet since 2014 and with Kat at the helm has built a reputation for making honest products that give tried and tested results. I was impressed that Austin and Kat makes everything from scratch at their Seattle Makery. In a world where outsourcing is the norm, we’re able to guarantee every ingredient that comes in the door meets our requirements for COA and sustainability standards. Kat’s story, our quality of products, and core industry expertise puts us in a great position for success – both in the short and long term.”
Austin and Kat is looking forward to McGee’s depth of knowledge in this space.
“I’ve personally known McGee for ten years and having him join the team will be invaluable,” said Kat Donatello, founder of Austin and Kat. “His depth of sales experience, coupled with his knowledge and love of the many Labrador Retrievers he’s owned over the years is an asset we’re proud to have.”