Legit Fish is founded on the belief that the seafood industry can benefit from a supply chain that is efficient and transparent. We believe that this will bring more value to those who strive to bring the best product to market. Whether it is through our logistics and ERP system or our third-party traceability system, we are bringing products to the industry that improves the entire supply chain from vessel to consumer.
The Legit Fish Team has decades of experience in the seafood industry and technology development.
FOUNDER & CEO
Mike Carroll serves as VERTEX Division Manager of Fisheries and Aquaculture Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in the seafood business from captaining a commercial fishing vessel to negotiating hundreds of millions of dollars in seafood procurement deals for major US retailers and restaurants. Mr. Carroll has held numerous seafood industry roles in companies like Ahold, Legal Seafoods and Fishery Products International. Mr. Carroll has worked extensively in procurement, operations and compliance for various large retail, restaurant and specialty seafood processors distributors. Mike has also worked within the environmental sector for the New England Aquarium and Global Trust Certification Body. Mike has extensive experience and contacts in the seafood trade and environmental sectors.
Kevin C. Dutt
Kevin Dutt is a tech entrepreneur who has successfully launched several ventures. He led operations and product development in the successful launch of BigBelly. Most recently, he founded and oversaw RainBank, a smart, stormwater management technology company. He has extensive expertise in leading rapid growth of operations and revenues. Kevin’s startup experience has focused on strategy, operations, and product development. Prior to working on ventures, Kevin worked in management of major companies including Bayer, AMP, and International Paper. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree at Princeton University and his MBA at Boston University.
Bob has been building systems for 30 years. As founding CTO of Athena Health, he guided the company’s transition to becoming a technology-based service provider for physician practices across the U.S. Bob was responsible for scaling the infrastructure to support over 25,000 doctors and handle 25M patient records while meeting service-level agreements and keeping protected health information secure. After 12 years at Athena, Bob turned his attention to sustainability in our energy supply and food system. He has been advising energy, healthcare, and food startups since 2009 on how to structure their technology and teams for growth. He’s super hands-on with the code and likes to stay close to the clients’ needs. He lives in Newton, MA and Harpswell, ME and can be seen rowing his guide boat around Quahog Bay most summer days.
Phil Gibson’s experience in the seafood/meat industries spans over 30 years. From 1991 through 2012 he was at Safeway USA, holding a number of management positions at both regional and corporate levels. In his last position as corporate Seafood Group Director, he was responsible for sales and profits, sustainable sourcing, marketing, private-label products and retail training and execution programs. He was the creator of Safeway’s Waterfront Bistro frozen seafood line, generating over $100 million in annual sales by its third year and ultimately including over 70 SKUs of frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable products. He is the architect for Safeway’s groundbreaking Sustainable Seafood program and the recipient in 2011 of the SeaWeb Seafood Champion award.
Dana A. Bartholomew, Jr.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dana Bartholomew is a seasoned sales executive with over 20 years of managing high performing teams in the seafood industry. His heart and results approach creates teams with respect for each other that focuses on achieving company goals. He has lead teams for Bristol Seafood, Ipswich Seafood Group, Slade Gorton and other early-stage and start-up companies. He has managed sales/customer service organizations from $20m-$150m with headcount ranging from 2 to 30. Channel focus has been in both foodservice and retail with product lines including value-added, aquaculture (land-based/open ocean), and wild harvest species. Dana is an alumnus of the NFI Future Leaders Program Class of 2000. He has also served as co-chair of the NFI Exporters Committee, the advisory board of FINE (Farm and Sea to Institution Network). Dana graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When not working, Dana enjoys fishing, golfing, and travel with his family.