Management Team | Board of Directors

Management Team

Joshua Davis
Co-Founder and CEO

Josh was 24 years old when he founded Gelato Fiasco with Bruno, who was 23 at the time. Josh focused on the customer service and management aspects of the small company, a role that he continues to this day. He grew up hoping to be a naval officer or a businessman. Josh was named one of the Portland Press Herald’s “40 Under 40” nominees and, with Bruno, was the Small Business Administration’s Young Entrepreneur of 2014 for New England. He’s been quoted by Reuters, Bloomberg News, and CNN/Money. He enjoys listening to NPR, reading historical fiction, visiting the midcoast’s beaches, and appreciating good food and drink. A native of Belgrade, Maine, Josh graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He lives in Brunswick.

Bruno Tropeano
Co-Founder and President

Bruno grew up taking yearly trips to Italy to visit relatives (his parents immigrated to the United States before Bruno was born). That’s where he honed his taste for gelato — a taste that comes in most useful as the overseer of all Gelato Fiasco recipes and flavor quality. He makes gelato, develops new flavors, manages ingredient supply sources, and trains staff members to become expert gelateri. With Josh, he was honored as an Empact100 winner at the White House in 2012. When not making sure your gelato is absolutely perfect, he enjoys playing video games and watching virtually all types of television. Bruno graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. He lives in Bath.

Molly Delan
Flavor Foundry Manager

Molly is responsible for leading the team at our Flavor Foundry in Brunswick, which produces pints for more than 4,000 grocery stores cross the United States. Her mission is to make sure that every pint is of the highest quality. She is an expert in microbiology, reporting, and ingredient traceability, and was previously employed in plant or quality management roles at Inland Seafood and Barber Foods. Molly holds a degree in biology from the University of Southern Maine and is a Six Sigma green belt. She lives in Bath with her family.

Bobby Guerette
Marketing Director

Bobby is focused on creating consistently remarkable brand experiences across stores, products, and the web. He has specific responsibility for Gelato Fiasco’s brand identity, customer experience, digital platforms, communications, and community. Bobby grew up in Auburn and graduated from Bowdoin College, where he was co-editor-in-chief of The Bowdoin Orient and a Sen. George J. Mitchell Institute Scholar. He lives in the West End of Portland.

Steve Smith
Sales Director

Steve’s goal is to get our pints in your favorite grocery store, whether it’s a corner store or a national store family, and has helped us grow from a dozen pint partners in Maine to hundreds across the United States. He travels widely to build and maintain relationships. In a previous life, he was known as Steve “The Reverend” Smith on local rock radio stations. He’s a big-time New York Giants fan. A graduate of Emerson College, serves as vice chairman of the Wiscasset School Board. He lives in Wiscasset with his wife and kids.

Lila Wilmerding
Perfection Director

Lila worked as a gelato maker in our Old Port store during a college summer break, and has returned to Gelato Fiasco as our director of perfection. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that the quality of our desserts is second-to-none, even as we grow. She works on training programs, quality tracking, specialty and local ingredient sourcing, and product development. She is a graduate of Bates College, where she was active in Slow Food programs. She was previously employed as a wine seller at Whole Foods Market in Portland, a retail manager at Urban Farm Fermentory, and an intern Fairway Market’s headquarters in New York City. Lila lives in Portland’s East End.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
David Barber
Barber Foods

Gena R. Canning
Pine State Trading Company

Joshua Davis
Gelato Fiasco

Nathaniel V. Henshaw
CEI Ventures

Richard J. McGoldrick
Commercial Properties, Inc.

John P. (“Jack”) Moore
Harpswell Capital Advisers, LLC

Bruno Tropeano
Gelato Fiasco

Board Adviser
Des FitzGerald
Maine Venture Fund