John Mahlmeister has worked in “As a Service” businesses for 25 years and has a longstanding history of success in sales and growth marketing across multiple industries—establishing foundation accounts with organizations like Disney, American Airlines, and Verizon, and signing multi-year contracts valued at over $500 million. He founded Easy Ice with Mark Hangen in 2009 and has been the sitting Chief Operating Officer ever since. Their vision was to eliminate the hassles of commercial ice machines by moving the customer experience from outright ownership to a subscription model, and over time, Easy Ice has come to serve 47 states across the US.

Key positions he held prior to the founding of Easy Ice include VP of Business Development at Securify, Inc., VP of Sales at BeVocal, Inc., VP of Marketing at Nuance Communications, and sitting on the Los Altos Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors. He studied at Kettering University and received his Bachelor of Science in Digital Signal Processing in 1986. A short time later, he pursued postgraduate studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed his MBA in 1990.