In 2017 Jason Schladenhauffen was appointed President and COO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits. He is responsible for managing the company’s ascending portfolio of brands with a focus on delivering value and volume growth in a sustainable fashion that helps ensure long-term brand health and share gains.
A 16-year veteran of the industry, Jason got his start in the business working on the VIP/Gallo wine side of Romano Brothers in Chicago. After roles as a Sales Representative and District Manager, Jason made the jump to Bacardi USA where he spent over a decade in numerous roles around the country building successful sales teams, establishing key customer relationships and delivering profitable growth. His initial responsibilities in Illinois included building independent and chain partnerships while working collaboratively with the distributor to meet various business objectives. He was then transferred to Oregon where he served as the State Manager for Oregon and Wyoming before transitioning to Off Premise Region Manager and Regional Director positions back in Illinois. A move to Dallas led to roles as the Regional Director for the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma before finally transitioning into Bacardi’s Director of Off Premise National Accounts.
On his new role at 375 Park Avenue Spirits, Jason explained, “Having played sports all my life and at a high level during my college football days, I’m a staunch believer that a high performing team can accomplish incredible things when willing to work together and operate as one unit – I bring that philosophy to my new role as President and COO at 375 Park Avenue Spirits.”
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Loras College in Dubuque, IA and currently lives in Dallas with his family.