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Seventy Percent of the Company’s Leadership Roles Now Held by Women

ATLANTA (February 5, 2021) – High Road is proud to announce the hiring of Jasmine Mastroianna as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the rapidly growing ice cream company. Mastroianna most recently led national sales and trade marketing efforts for Bantam Bagels up to and after acquisition by T. Marzetti Co. Jasmine will be responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy across the company’s brands (High Road, Ciao Bella Gelato, Helados La Neta) and channels (grocery, club, foodservice).

Nicki Schroeder, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer offers, “Jasmine's unique background and approach - having held senior positions from buyer to senior sales executive - are already profoundly impacting our relationships with customers and industry partners. She is a visionary who deeply understands our company’s potential. Jasmine joins us as a strong believer in our products and our people.” 

Additionally, the company has been on a patient and methodical search for its top finance executive, and found her in Danielle O’Connor, a CPG powerhouse with 15 years’ experience in food manufacturing companies (ranging from $10MM to $500MM in revenue). O’Connor has particular expertise in rapid growth environments, having facilitated major plant build-outs, ERP implementation, working capital strategy, and overall financial systems design.

Says O’Connor, “I am thrilled to be a part of a diverse team in gender, race, and professional background, not only on the management team, but across the organization. The passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and the prioritization of humanity over bureaucracy convinced me to join this team.”

The company’s CEO, Keith Schroeder enthusiastically adds, ”It’s a simple proposition, really. Hire the best person for the job. Always. Because High Road has a reputation for being a very inclusive company, we tend to attract the best of the best from all walks of life. We hired Danielle and Jasmine because they stood out as sharp, resilient, compelling, and passionate professionals. I'm thrilled to get the chance to be their teammate. They deserve the opportunity to be skin-in-the-game number ones." 

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About High Road

Founded in 2010, High Road Craft Ice Cream is America’s fastest-growing independent ice cream and novelty manufacturer. The company produces ultra-premium frozen dessert products across channels for its brands (High Road Ice Cream, Ciao Bella Gelato & Sorbet, and Helados La Neta) and private label partners. High Road operates two SQF Level III manufacturing plants: one in Marietta, Georgia (since 2014), and its latest addition Sheboygan, Wisconsin (2020).