Our next Meet the Member post is with Doug Bouton, President & COO of Halo Top Creamery. They are members of our Chicago Gold Coast/Old Town shared office space.
The ice cream brand, which is marketed as containing less sugar, fewer calories and higher levels of protein compared to standard regular ice cream, was founded in 2011 by former lawyer, Justin Woolverton. Woolverton, who had hypoglycemic diet restrictions, began making ice cream in his own kitchen. The company is currently run by Woolverton and Doug Bouton, President and COO. Woolverton met Bouton, another former lawyer, in a Los Angeles lawyers’ basketball league.
Halo Top launched in Los Angeles on June 15, 2012, and is currently sold throughout the United States and Australia. Over the past year, Halo Top has quickly become one of the nation’s top selling ice creams, generating a strong market following and devoted fan base, due to its unique marketing approach and brand. The company has aimed to make its ice cream the first ever “lifestyle” ice cream that can be eaten daily without overwhelming a typical caloric intake diet.
As President & COO, Doug oversees, among other things, Halo Top’s sales and operations departments. Before Halo Top, Doug worked as an attorney in the Corporate Department of Proskauer Rose LLP. Doug received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Cup of the Mighty Leaf African nectar tea that Melissa stocks.
Velvet Taco or anything in Old Town on Wells.
The community and human interaction. Working from home can be very isolating and it’s easy to get “cabin fever.”
Autonomy – working where I want, how I want, when I want.
Learn more about Halo Top Creamery at their web site, halotop.com.