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Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are the dynamic mother-daughter founding duo of Mixtroz. Prior to founding Mixtroz, Kerry spent 25 years as a senior HR professional at companies such as Alcoa, Sears, and Ford Motor Company, and she earned an M.B.A. at Kent State University. Ashlee previously worked as an Events Producer, working with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z.

Kerry Schrader (CEO) and Ashlee Ammons (President)

Kerry Schrader (CEO)

and Ashlee Ammons (President)

Kerry and Ashlee founded Mixtroz in 2015 after both having lackluster and awkward experiences at networking events. Seeking more authentic connections and community-building, they created Mixtroz, a technology platform designed to improve networking by better engaging guests and providing hosts with easy-to-use, actionable data. In the wake of COVID, Kerry and Ashlee re-imagined and re-tooled the platform to be effective in virtual, in-person, and hybrid environments, in order to make gatherings more valuable regardless of where they take place.



  • Secured investment from Steve Case’s Revolution Fund via Birmingham Rise of the Rest pitch competition (2018)

  • Completed Innovation Depot Velocity Accelerator (2017)

  • Founded in 2015


  • Inc. “Top 100 Female Founders” (2022)

  • Kerry Schrader Named to Forbes “NEXT1000” (Class of 2021)

  • Ashlee Ammons selected for Amex and IFundWomen of Color “100 for 100” program (November 2020)

  • Forbes “Rising Startups to Watch with Diverse Founders” (June 2020)

  • Entrepreneur magazine “100 Powerful Women” (October 2019) 

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