Founder & CEO, PCS Gourmet Foods
Ken spent twenty years building Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier from a small, local chocolate company into a thriving national brand. During his tenure as Bissinger’s President, Ken was responsible for all aspects of the business, including sales and operations, and successfully grew sales more than seventeen-fold. During his tenure, he led the team to develop four sofi™ awarded products.
President, PCS Gourmet Foods
Dana worked for Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier for two decades, and was responsible for branding and marketing across all company channels including direct to consumer, wholesale, retail stores, and corporate divisions, with specific experience in strategic business development. She played a lead role in building an unknown company into a well-recognized national brand.
National Sales Development, EVP, PCS Gourmet Foods
Mark has developed successful programs for Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Williams-Sonoma, Sur la Table and specialty grocers across North America. He worked extensively with Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee as a strategic supply partner, while President of Jo’s Candies. Mark served as Executive Vice President of Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier leading business development.
owner, Upstart Food Brands
Having spent nearly 15 years helping to build MarketPlace, one of the preeminent food marketing agencies in the country, from the ground up, Josh Schipkowski left to launch Upstart Food Brands, which is focused on providing high-end branding and marketing services to small and startup food and beverage companies. Built on a business model that allows for competitive pricing, Upstart Food Brands brings tremendous value to PCS Gourmet Foods’ clients, offering naming, brand identity development, packaging design, web design, content strategy, photography, and other creative services. A partnership between Upstart and PCS ensures that sales and brand strategy will work seamlessly to help you achieve your goals.