Seattle Fish Company is pleased to announce CEO & President Derek Figueroa has been named a 2021 Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives.
Those named are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision and passion. Collectively the 2021 Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,000 individuals and generate over $15.9 billion dollars in annual revenues.
“We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their achievements and contributions to Colorado’s business community and beyond. This past year, these executives were forced to navigate the daunting effects of a worldwide pandemic and their leadership was tested. The Titan100 have proven their ability to adapt, innovate and grow. We congratulate this year’s list of prestigious honorees.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.
As CEO & President of Seattle Fish, Figueroa is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company. He is known as a driven, innovative, strategic, results and relationship-focused leader with 30+ years of experience in sales, marketing, finance, and operations. He has been recognized as a thought leader for building Seattle Fish Company into one of the premier seafood distributors in the US and for his leadership in sustainable practices and initiatives, including as co-founder of the nonprofit Sea Pact and 2021 Chair of the National Fisheries Institute.
Figueroa is a tireless advocate for the seafood and hospitality industry, both locally and nationally. Other board service includes the Colorado Restaurant Association, Project Angel Heart, Colorado Restaurant Foundation, American Culinary Foundation, and the Seafood Industry Research Fund. Figueroa is at his best when he is working in collaboration to influence positive change.
“Thank you Jamie and Titan CEO for the recognition,” said Figueroa. “In this business, there are no individual awards. I’m proud of the heart and effort put forth by our dedicated and talented Seattle Fish family to partner with our customers and community in order to provide essential and healthy nutrition.”
“One of the most important ways that our customers and community engage with our brand is through our sustainability efforts,” said Will Martin, SFC’s King Soopers/City Market Account Sales Manager, who has been with the company for 21 years. “Derek has always been a huge part of championing our sustainability efforts at Seattle Fish. His forward thinking and leadership has guided our mission to educate our customers in sustainability so they know where and how their food is sourced and can share that information directly with consumers.”
Figueroa and the other Titan 100s were honored at an awards ceremony on July 22, 2021, held at “The Vehicle Vault” in Parker, Colorado. This event gathered 100 Titans of Industry for an event unlike any that exists in the Colorado business community.