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Ownership and Management Team


Richard Martin

Richard Martin has been in the seafood industry since 1979 and directly involved in the pioneering and development of new products from various sources around the world. Richard founded Martin International in 1985 and established Black Pearl as an international trademark synonymous with consistent excellence in North American and European markets where Black Pearl products are mentioned by name on menus and in leading retail establishments around the globe.

BS Marine Sciences / Biology Long Island University, Southampton, N.Y. 1978.


Jim Scoon

Jim Scoon has been directly involved in the design and management of some of the finest restaurants in the U.S.. Jim’s career spans menu and restaurant design, wine making in New Zealand, menu consulting in western Europe and broad experience in dealing with game, rare produce and specialty meats. Jim’s talent provides a tremendous knowledge of fine food products, handling, and presentation and of course preparation. Jim Scoon’s expertise in such diverse arenas combines a blend of knowledge and experience with modern management skills.

BA Business Sciences Johnson & Wales University,
Summa Cum Laude Associate Culinary Degree Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. 1991.


Barbara Almeida

Barbara Almeida has been an accounting professional for more than 20 years, working in management positions in a variety of industries. Barbara’s particular expertise lies in business analysis; business development and the development of cost efficiency planning.

MS Management / Accounting Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater,
MA. 2005.
Cum Laude BS Management / Accounting Bridgewater State College,
Bridgewater, MA. 1994.

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