MEET THE TEAM
When it comes to getting fresh seafood in the Rockies, nobody knows the industry like Seattle Fish Co. In 1918, Mose Iacino built a thriving business centered on ingenuity, customer service and quality seafood. Nearly a century later, Mose’s son, Edward Iacino, carries on the tradition as chairman, while his grandson, James Iacino, serves as president and CEO. Our owners and executive team hold a combined 135 years of experience in bringing delicious, fresh seafood to the communities in which we live and serve. And although Seattle Fish Co. has grown exponentially, we remain a family company at heart.
James Iacino, grandson of Mose Iacino, founder of Seattle Fish Co., represents the third generation of the Iacino family. James works out of the Montrose, Colorado office to oversee the strategy and culture of Seattle Fish Co., and ensure that the company maintains its steadfast commitment to the principles that have guided the company for more than 100 years. Growing up in the business, James takes his role at Seattle Fish personally, working to sustain its top-tier status and continuing to deliver on its legacy of customer service and quality products. He’s a recognized leader within the industry, graduating from the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders program, serving on the Cooking Matters Colorado board of advisors, and chairing Chefs Up Front, which raise funds to end childhood hunger in Colorado.
CEO & President
As CEO & President, Derek is responsible for the operational leadership of the company. A dedicated steward of the environment, Derek has worked to make Seattle Fish Co. a leader in sustainable fishing practices. He is also a tireless advocate for the seafood industry, both locally and nationally, and sits on the board of the National Fisheries Institute, the advisory board for Sea Pact. He is also a board member of the Colorado Restaurant Association, sitting on its executive committee. Derek also serves on the board of directors for Project Angel Heart and the Seafood Industry Research Fund.
Chief Operations Officer
Hamish joins Seattle Fish from the brewing industry where he spent the last 25 years in a variety of procurement and sales leadership roles. Over that time he participated in the in the enormous change and global consolidation of the brewing industry. Most recently, he built and led a successful global procurement function for Molson Coors, integrating all spend for their expanding business across the Americas, Europe and Asia. He brings deep procurement knowledge, wide business acumen, and multiple experiences of bringing together teams and functions in a rapidly changing and expanding the business, building process and structure, and developing high performing teams.
Chief People Officer
Ann joins Seattle Fish Co. as a skilled leader overseeing talent and organizational resources to maximize company productivity. She has vast experience in providing support for employees, launching employee engagement programs, and resource allocation. Ann has a reputation for supporting and retaining high-quality, motivated workforces. She brings a depth of human resources experience from working in various industries such as broadcasting, manufacturing, biotech, engineering, healthcare, transportation and research. As Chief People Officer–a new position for the company– Ann is dedicated to growing a highly engaged and supported workforce.
Chief Financial Officer
Pete joins Seattle Fish Co with a multi-functional finance background, including financial leadership in complex and evolving business environments. Most recently, Pete was a VP of Finance at Level 3 Communications, a telecommunications company which grew eightfold since 2000. He also held treasury and financial planning & analysis roles at American Airlines, and he began his career in public accounting. Pete is a CPA who earned a Masters degree in Accounting from NYU and an MBA from Duke University. Pete is passionate about leading Seattle Fish Co. into a new phase of strategic growth and expansion.