Mochidoki, a New York-based mochi ice cream company, announced Claudio LoCascio will become the company’s new CEO and president, with company founder Ken Gordon stepping back from his role as CEO, remaining on as chairman.
Prior to joining Mochidoki as president in March, 2020, LoCascio served as COO at Joyride Coffee, where he oversaw business development, production and supply chain. Before Joyride, Claudio was a portfolio manager at the Winebow Group, directing the national launch of a premium imported sake portfolio. LoCascio holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
LoCascio will lead the company’s national growth through channels including retail, e-commerce and wholesale while overseeing innovation, strategic partnerships and more.
“In my nearly two years at Mochidoki, I have been incredibly proud of the growth we have achieved and of Mochidoki’s continued focus on providing a delicious, innovative, high-quality product to our customers across the country. As CEO and president, I look forward to leading the brand’s continued growth and strategy, with a number of exciting expansion plans in the works for 2022,” LoCascio said.
Mochidoki operates two retail stores located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and SoHo neighborhoods and ships nationwide via the company’s direct-to-consumer website. Mochidoki ice creams are available at partnering restaurants across the country, including Nobu, Tao, Wynn Resorts, and more.
Launched in 2015, Mochidoki is a nationally renowned, New York-based, mochi ice cream company, beloved for their imaginative and refined Japanese-inspired desserts. Using only the highest-quality ingredients, Mochidoki offers elegant flavors such as Red Bean with chopped azuki red beans, Salted Caramel with cracked caramel candy, Matcha made with organic, premium matcha, Vegan Mango with honey mango purée and more.