Proof Is In The Seasoning

Our passion is helping those in the food and beverage industry grow all aspects of their business. As seasoned executives, we have expert insight into what it means to take your product to market. Let Summit handle the heavy lifting of building your food and beverage brand, so you can focus on what you do best! We look forward to partnering as a c-level extension of your team to become a powerhouse for growth and success!

The Team

Matt Jimenez
With over twenty years in the natural foods industry, Matt has garnered a wealth of experience across multiple disciplines. He’s held key leadership roles within the natural food channel – from retail and merchandising to brand development and trade management. This diverse experience has lead him to be at the forefront of some of the most innovative food trends. 

In his combined 13 years with Whole Foods Market, he held senior leadership positions in category management and retail merchandising on both the national and regional scale. During his tenure as a lead merchant for the grocery division, Matt helped launch hundreds of products across multiple categories. In addition, he worked with WFM’s venture arm and brought several control brands to market. 

Prior to starting his own firm, Matt led Whole Foods Market’s dairy and beverage businesses and supported the purchasing evolution for the non-perishable product teams. As a 2016 Global Support All Star award recipient from Whole Foods Market, Matt was recognized as being a dynamic leader for the company.
In 2020, Matt founded Summit Partners, a management services agency, focused on bringing organic, sustainable products to market. Summit Partners is based in Colorado and employs a team of dedicated contractors nationwide. The Summit team also works in consulting capacity to assist emerging brands and their various needs.
Industry wide Matt has also held leadership positions in product development, trade management and team building for both small and large portfolio brands. He’s worked alongside industry leaders to define standards for domestic fair trade ingredients, compostable packaging initiatives, sustainable sourcing palm oil and grass fed dairy inputs. As a merchant leader and business owner he’s utilized his influence to help guide brands towards developing sustainable practices which in turn have influenced a number of market trends over the years.

Let’s Work Together!

Ready to partner with a company who truly gets your Food and Beverage business needs? We’re ready too!