Kathi Lentzsch, President & CEO
Inspired by Elephant Pharm's vision to “help people enjoy a good, long life, well lived,” Kathi Lentzsch joined the team in 2005. A retail veteran, with over 25 years of experience, Lentzsch previously managed $500 million in sales as executive vice president at Cost Plus. Prior to that, as senior vice president, she was responsible for leading the team that transformed Pottery Barn from a small tabletop chain to the leading national home furnishings specialty retailer—during which time sales increased six-fold in just three years. Her experience with some of the nation's top retailers results in a strong understanding of brand development and a clear strategic vision. Kathi's leadership mirrors Elephant Pharm's own commitment to its customers by “creating a culture that cares in an honest, authentic way.”

A graduate of The College of William and Mary with a degree in business administration, Kathi is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mason School of Business and has been influential in the repositioning of its programs and curriculum. A former competitive athlete, she enjoys cycling throughout the Bay Area and is a big fan of natural remedies for sore muscles.


Judy Soares, COO
Judy Soares brings more than two decades of retail experience to Elephant Pharm. She was formerly the senior vice president of logistics and information services at Cost Plus. Under her direction, the company expanded from a single west coast warehouse to three distribution centers around the country, totaling two million square feet. Prior to that, she worked as vice president of information services at Natural Wonders and held various leadership positions at The Gap, Lucky Stores, Mervyns and Home Express.

Judy began her career working in social services and is especially rewarded by helping people in search of good health and wellness at Elephant Pharm.


Kelly J. Kennedy, CFO
Driven by her passion for great brands, Kelly Kennedy joined Elephant Pharm in June 2007 as chief financial officer. Kelly brings more than 15 years of experience in management and finance, working for some of the country's premier retail and consumer products companies. Prior to joining Elephant Pharm, Kelly was vice president & treasurer at William-Sonoma, Inc. During her nearly seven year tenure, she was given increasing levels of responsibility and most recently oversaw all treasury, payroll, banking relationships, and risk management operations for the $3.5 billion San Francisco-based specialty retailer. Prior to Williams-Sonoma, she held various finance positions at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, including finance manager for the Starbucks and M&M;/Mars joint ventures. Kelly received her B.A. from Middlebury College, her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and attended the London School of Economics. A dog lover and outdoor enthusiast, Kelly spends much of her free time hiking, camping, and diving in Northern California and abroad.