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. 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, the MaineBiz Small Company CEO of the Year, 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 Portland.

Bruno Tropeano
Co-Founder

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. With Josh, he was honored as an Empact100 winner at the White House in 2012. He enjoys playing video games and watching virtually all types of television. Bruno graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

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 Portland.

Chase Howard
Finance Director

Mitch Newlin
Retail Director
Mitch leads Gelato Fiasco’s retail store operations in Brunswick and Portland, the catering team, and the food service business in Maine. Mitch grew up in Brunswick and studied economics at Bates College, where he started his own company, Re-Fridge. Mitch has been deeply involved with Gelato Fiasco and a non-profit in Western Kenya called Friends of Kakamega since 2012. He lives in Lisbon Falls.

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

Gary Jalbert
Hebert Candies

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