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,
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
BA Business Sciences Johnson & Wales University,
Summa Cum Laude Associate Culinary Degree Johnson & Wales
University, Providence, R.I. 1991.
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,
Cum Laude BS Management / Accounting Bridgewater State College,
Bridgewater, MA. 1994.