We arePatterson

Our Purpose
We Are Patterson.
We Strengthen the People
Who Keep Us and Our
Animals Healthy.

Our footprint

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Our history

We’ve been in business since 1877 – that’s more than 140 years of bringing forward bold solutions to our customers. Follow our journey through time, from Milwaukee storefront to publicly traded with an international footprint.

Our values

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Our community

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Each year, Patterson supports nonprofit organizations by providing resources – both financial support and employee time and talents – to organizations that increase access to oral health and enhance the quality of life for humans and animals in our local communities.

Patterson employees receive Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations. And, the Patterson Foundation encourages and supports the passions of its employees outside of work through its Dollars for Doers program by donating $100 per employee to the organization where they volunteered.

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Patterson Foundation

The Patterson Foundation was founded by Patterson employees in 2000 and has donated millions of dollars to oral and animal health nonprofit organizations. The Patterson Foundation awards post-secondary scholarships to Patterson employees’ dependents and makes quarterly grants to organizations in the oral and animal health field, with a preference to organizations that our employees volunteer and value in their communities.

$13.5 million given since inception

1,326 scholarships awarded

185 nonprofits supported

2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Learn more about how we’re improving our business.

Code of Conduct

Learn more about our ethics.

Our executive leadership team


Don Zurbay, President and Chief Executive Officer

Don Zurbay was named President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, of Patterson Companies in October 2022. Don joined Patterson Companies in June 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining Patterson, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at leading global medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical, Inc., where he was responsible for all accounting, financial and business development activities.

Don also previously held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Valspar Corporation, and Deloitte & Touche. His career reflects a consistent track record of developing strategy and driving execution for business growth and expansion while optimizing operational efficiency and building high-performance teams.

Don earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business accounting from the University of Minnesota and participated in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Kevin Pohlman, Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Pohlman was named Chief Operating Officer of Patterson Companies in December 2022. As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin is focused on creating value for customers and driving growth across Patterson’s Dental and Animal Health segments. Kevin joined Patterson Companies in 2015 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Patterson Animal Health and served as President of Patterson, Animal Health from 2017-2022.

Prior to joining Patterson, Kevin held a variety of leadership roles at Lextron, where he most recently served as Vice President of Dealer Sales with oversight of the Marketing department until June 2011. Kevin began his career with Pohlman Bros. Supply, a family-owned dealer and distributor of dairy equipment, animal health supplies and food plant supplies in Ohio.

Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Distributors Association, Agri Laboratories, Inc., and the Patterson Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.


Kevin Barry, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Barry was named Chief Financial Officer of Patterson Companies in December 2022. Kevin joined Patterson Companies in 2017 and has held several leadership roles within Patterson’s finance organization, including Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller; Vice President, Finance Operations and Strategy; and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Patterson Dental.

Kevin’s career demonstrates a successful track record of overseeing financial and operating performance at industry-leading companies. Prior to joining Patterson, Kevin held several leadership positions at General Mills after beginning his career at Jones Lang LaSalle.

Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Les Korsh, Chief Legal Officer And Corporate Secretary

Les Korsh became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Patterson in July 2015, and served as Patterson's Associate General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to joining Patterson, Les held positions as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for MoneyGram International, Inc. from May 2004 to May 2014, and was a principal in the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, P.A. from June 1999 to May 2004.

Les received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law.


Samantha Bergeson, Chief Human Resources Officer

Samantha Bergeson was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer of Patterson Companies in May 2023. She is responsible for the company’s human resource strategy, specifically focused on culture, compensation, talent management, organizational alignment, employee development, diversity, equity and inclusion.

She joined Patterson in August of 2013 and has held several human resources leadership roles within the company, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Patterson, Bergeson held HR roles at CenterPoint Energy and Rasmussen College.

Bergeson holds a Bachelor of Science in human resource development from the University of Minnesota. She also completed an Executive Program from the Carlson School of Management through the University of Minnesota.


Shivani Prabhakar Kaul, Chief Compliance Officer

Shivani Prabhakar Kaul joined Patterson Companies as Chief Compliance Officer in March 2020. She is responsible for leading the company’s compliance and regulatory programs.

Shivani has 15 years of combined law firm and industry experience. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Avanos Medical, a publicly traded medical device company. In this role she developed and executed a global compliance strategy and assessed and prioritized global compliance risk in order to build out a compliance program aimed at early detection and mitigation of global compliance risk.

Shivani received a Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. and holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill.


Tim Rogan, President, Dental

Tim Rogan was named President of Patterson Dental in July 2021. Most recently, Tim held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Patterson Dental North America, where he was responsible for the day-to-day sales, operations and P&L, including sales execution, sales enablement, strategic planning, training and development and management of the Strategic Accounts channel. Tim has held numerous leadership positions within the company throughout his nearly 30 years with the organization.

Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


George Henriques, President, Companion Animal

George Henriques is President of the Companion Animal Business, based in Loveland, Colorado. He has been with the business since 2000 and in his current role since 2020. George’s responsibilities include the US companion animal business.

George holds a bachelor’s from the University of Hartford and an MBA from the University of New Haven.

George is a former chair and current board member of the United Veterinary Services Association and currently volunteers as a dog enrichment handler for Freedom Service Dogs. He also serves as president and board member of the Patterson Foundation


Steve Cunningham, President, Production Animal

Steve Cunningham is the President of the Production Animal Business, based in Loveland, Colorado. He has been with the business since 1992 in various different roles of responsibility during those 30 years, including Territory Sales, Sales Manager, Division Manager and Region President. Steve has been in his current role since 2016. His current responsibilities include the U.S. production animal business.

Steve holds a bachelor’ degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University


Dave Lardy, Chief Information Officer

Dave Lardy was named Chief Information Officer of Patterson Companies in November 2016, and oversees the entire IT organization. Dave has been with Patterson since 2002, and previously held key roles in the ongoing evolution of our technology capabilities, including leading the technical execution of the SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative.

Before joining Patterson, Dave created and managed technology solutions in the agriculture and automotive industries. Currently, Dave participates and supports the Minneapolis-St. Paul technology community through involvement in local organizations such as Think IT, Minnesota High Tech Association and Genesys Works.


Mike Grazer, Vice President of Distribution Operations

Mike Grazer was named Vice President of Distribution Operations for Patterson in 2018 and has served the company for 20 years, including previous roles as Director of Distribution, Regional Distribution Center Manager and Distribution Center Manager. Mike is responsible for all distribution and logistics for the Dental and Animal Health business units, overseeing more than 70 sites and approximately 1,400 employees. He also designs and implements Fulfillment Center operations to optimize service, delivery, order quality and reduce operating expenses.

Before joining Patterson, Mike was an Operations Manager for FedEx Ground (formerly RPS) where he was responsible for managing all dock operations.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, specialization in strategic management, operations and planning, from the University of North Texas.

Our board of directors


John D. Buck, Chairman of the Board,
Chief Executive Officer,
Whitefish Ventures, LLC


Don Zurbay, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Patterson Companies, Inc.


Alex N. Blanco, Former Executive Vice President
and Chief Supply Chain Officer,
Ecolab, Inc.


Jody H. Feragen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (retired), Hormel Foods Corporation


Robert C. Frenzel, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Xcel Energy


Philip G. McKoy, Chief Information Officer,
Optum, the health technology
and services business of UnitedHealth Group


Ellen A. Rudnick, Senior Advisor on Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Neil A. Schrimsher, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.