About Us

The Legit Fish team has decades of experience in the seafood industry and technology development. We were founded on the belief that bringing fairness, efficiency and transparency to the supply chain is a powerful differentiator for those striving to bring the best product to market.

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Michael Carroll

Founder & CEO

Mike serves as VERTEX Division Manager of Fisheries and Aquaculture Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, from captaining a commercial fishing vessel to working with Ahold, Legal Seafoods and Fishery Products International and other large retail, restaurant and specialty processors and distributors. In addition to his experience negotiating hundreds of millions of dollars in seafood procurement deals, Mike has also worked within the environmental sector the New England Aquarium and Global Trust Certification Body.

Kevin C. Dutt

COO

Kevin is a tech entrepreneur who has successfully launched several ventures. For BigBelly, a waste and recycling solutions venture, he led operations and product development. More recently, he founded and oversaw RainBank, a smart stormwater management technology company. He has extensive expertise in leading rapid growth of operations and revenues with a focus on strategy, operations, and product development. Prior these ventures, Kevin worked in management of major companies including Bayer, AMP, and International Paper. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Boston University.

Bob Gatewood

Bob Gatewood

CTO

Bob has been building systems for 30 years. As founding CTO of Athena Health, he guided its transition to a technology-based service provider for physician practices across the U.S. and 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. Since 2009, Bob has advised energy, healthcare, and food startups on structuring their technology and teams for growth, with a focus on sustainability. He takes a hands-on approach to code and is dedicated to his customers’ needs.

Dana A. Bartholomew, Jr.

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Dana has spent 20+ years managing high performing sales teams in the seafood industry, including at 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 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 and has served as co-chair of the NFI Exporters Committee and the advisory board of FINE (Farm and Sea to Institution Network). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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