President & Chief People Officer
Barry Allen is the President of the Ziegenfelder Company. He joined the Zieggy Tribe in 2008 and is responsible for leading the long term strategic vision of the company, along with the People & Culture team. His teams are responsible for recognizing, appreciating and celebrating our employees. Barry is also responsible for the oversight of philanthropy goals and outreach. Barry defines his leadership style as “Creating the vison while inspiring, motivating, working with, and developing the team to deliver the vision”.
Allen leads the team with more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the team, Barry held a 22-year tenure in the milk & ice cream industry. He joined the Ziegenfelder team as a Key Account Manager, then moved up through the ranks in sales and marketing, human resources, and assisting when needed in operations. He has most recently served as Chief People Officer and Chief Customer Officer with the company. Barry has made a career out of the frozen novelty industry but his first position in the working world was a Chicken Seasoner & Cook at Popeye’s Fried Chicken Restaurant.
Outside of work, Barry enjoys spending time with his family and cycling. Barry and his wife, Lisa, have six children and 13 grandchildren that keep them on their toes and their hearts full. Barry’s proudest moment is witnessing his 6 children finding their unique selves. Barry’s leadership style and work culture created at the Ziegenfelder Company can be attributed to some of the best advice he’s ever received, “Hire people and surround yourself with people that are better, smarter and brighter than you”.