MEGHAN RUSSELL

VP of Sales & Marketing

A connected and passionate advocate for sustainable aquaculture and fishing, Meghan leads and develops seafood producers and farmers through strategic sales and marketing campaigns across North America. As founder and president of Pearl Oceans, Meghan’s mission is to help create and sell innovative aquaculture and sustainable seafood brands from around the world.

ARNIE DZELZKALNS

VP of US Operations

Arnie is an avid fisherman with a lifetime affinity for fish. He has an MBA from the University of Miami and is a seafood industry expert, having worked with both farms and distributors developing and executing route to market strategies.

Danielle Davis

Director of Marketing & Partnerships

She is a veteran marketing strategist who has marketed and sold responsibly-produced ingredients and consumer packaged goods in seafood, meat and produce industries. She’s driven to help futuristic food companies thrive in a complex and noisy landscape. Her creative ideas for activations that move target audiences have gained her industry recognition and brand accolades. Just like the title can save a book, she believes loved brands save companies.

PATRICK DUNAWAY

Director of US Sales & Sustainability

Patrick is a seafood sales professional with a deep passion for life, nature and the ocean. Attending the University of Miami for undergraduate and graduate school, he earned a degree in Marine Affairs and Policy, with specialization in Marine Aquaculture. Patrick has spent his career advancing aquaculture operations in every aspect from sales, to production through his expertise in sustainable aquaculture.

WILLIAM POLO

Director of US Logistics & QA

William Polo managed seafood sales & logistics for exporters from around the globe. He is an expert in extensive logistic planning and execution, coupled with the ability to build strong relationships with his accounts. He knows the meaning of an honest day’s work, because he, himself started on the ground floor of his family’s seafood business. He did everything from building maintenance to receiving product and inventory control — which he credits for giving him the passionate ability to see the “bigger picture,” and fix any breakdowns in logistics.

NIKKI SOLGOT

Operations Manager

An entrepreneur at heart, Nikki Solgot comes to us with nineteen years of project & operational management experience, having owned, operated, and sold three companies she attributes her passion for finance, processes, and procedures to working with a team and supporting them as they flourish. Dedicated to streamlining operations, successfully cutting costs, and increasing productivity, Nikki is responsible for the formulation, implementation, and continuous improvement of the end-to-end operation to achieve Niceland Seafood’s short and long-range strategic objectives.

Rachel Hoffmann

Content & Digital Marketing Manager

Rachel is a digital marketing professional with more than eight years of experience. Her expertise is in website development, SEO, paid ads & content creation. She made a significant impact in her previous roles by leading targeted campaigns for custom, segmented demographics. She is excited to take these learnings and apply it to Niceland Seafood’s content & build a robust digital presence.