About Us2019-12-12T15:42:18-06:00

We know that even in a digital world, face-to-face connections drive the most electricity.  Our mission is to create a valuable community where 50 or more plan to gather.

Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader, the mother/daughter duo who co-founded Mixtrox.

Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader

The Story

In November 2014, while living in NYC, co-founder Ashlee attended a conference.  For a “networking’ opportunity during lunch, the event host suggested attendees “go up to someone with the same color dot on their name tag.” Ashlee deemed that networking activity awkward and enjoyed lunch with her smartphone, but made zero connections.

Later that same day, Ashlee shared this experience with her mother, Kerry, who ironically had had a similar experience that same weekend.  The soon-to-be founders discussed at length the awkwardness of meeting people at live events.

And following a four hour conversation on November 9, 2014…

The Mixtroz meeting and event planning platform was born!

The Bio

Named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s inaugural list of “100 Powerful Women” in 2019; Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are a dynamic Mother/Daughter duo in the new wave of entrepreneurs creating services to make work and play simpler and more satisfying. Without formal tech backgrounds, they’ve blazed trails in the male-dominated tech startup space with their company Mixtroz, which increases engagement and collects data at gatherings.

Following remarkable progress in 2017, Team Mixtroz kicked off 2018 by joining Alabama’s prestigious Velocity Accelerator and starring on an episode of A+E ‘s series “Rooster & Butch.” In May 2018, the duo was selected to pitch to AOL Co-Founder Steve Case during the Rise of the Rest tour stop in Birmingham, AL and secured a $100,000 investment from Cases’ Revolution Fund. The team went on to close a $1M round of funding, making them the 37th and 38th black females to ever close a $1M+ round of funding.

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The Mixtroz Team

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

Ashlee Ammons

Co-Founder, President

Ashlee Ammons holds a BA in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Baldwin Wallace University. She is the 38th Black Female to raise over $1M in pre-seed funding. Prior to co-founding Mixtroz with her mother, Kerry Schrader, Ashlee established a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z, as well as legacy brands like Moet Hennessy and Coca-Cola. Ashlee serves on the boards of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Tech Birmingham, is a 2019 Birmingham Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient as well as Birmingham 40 Under 40 of the decade and Business Journals National Rising Star. In addition, Ashlee is a proud member of Delta Zeta Sorority where she was named to their first-ever 35 Under 35 in 2018.

Kerry Schrader: The Co-Founder and CEO of Mixtroz.

Kerry Schrader

Co-Founder, CEO

Kerry Schrader BBA, MBA, is the Cofounder/CEO of Mixtroz. She is the 37th Black Female to ever raise over $1M in pre-seed funding. Kerry has more than 25 years’ experience positively impacting the human assets of large companies including Ford, Alcoa, and Sears Holdings Corporation. Mrs. Schrader has vast experience developing programs that engage work-forces with results that increased productivity and bottom-line profitability. Mrs. Schrader is a board member of Creative Startups, Birmingham’s inaugural Mayor’s Small Business Council, and UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Advisory Board. In addition, Mrs. Schrader is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Most importantly, however, K E R R Y is a breast cancer survivor!

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

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Development

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

Scott Lantz

Sales and Business Development

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

Drew Honeycutt

Operations

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

Lauren Cater

Marketing

Ashlee Ammons: The Co-Founder and President of Mixtroz.

Alexandria Reynolds

Logistics

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