Louis Wu President
With more than 30 years in the industry marked by hard work and determination, Louis’ story is the American dream writ large. Although never academically trained in aquaculture or ichthyology, Louis learned about seafood the old-fashioned way: by listening, learning, understanding and expanding his knowledge, contacts and international reach through a tireless work ethic.
Louis can identify most any fish or seafood item by sight and taste alone. Having built the company from a modest seafood retail operation in New York’s Chinatown into the internationally-known wholesale operation it is now, Louis remains the company’s face and its most experienced industry expert. When he is not traveling to source for the company, you can usually find him in the company kitchen tinkering on new recipes and cooking lunch for the staff.
Nellie Wu General Manager
Nellie is proud to carry on the family tradition as the second generation involved with the business. Her passion for seafood has been part of her since childhood, as she fondly recalls visiting the old Fulton Fish Market with her father. After spending some time in the advertising and art worlds, she returned to her roots in the seafood industry as the Element Seafood’s General Manager.
As part of her induction into the seafood business, Nellie spent a year working at a fourth-generation family-owned shellfish farm in Shelton, WA. While Element Seafood is built on old-fashioned relationships and integrity, Nellie always strives to keep pushing the envelope, to be progressive and innovative in the face of modern changes.
Paul Jambor Sourcing Coordinator
Paul has joined our team as Sourcing Coordinator and works tirelessly to procure highest quality products possible. Paul also grew up in a family of restauranteurs, has owned a restaurant and has been a chef, providing him with a deep understanding of the needs of our chefs and clients. More recently, Paul has worked in both seafood wholesale and retail, and is looking forward to working with the fantastic farms and purveyors that do business with Element Seafood.
Crystal Cun Business Development & Communications Coordinator
With a colorful background in food systems, economics and film advocacy, Crystal manages Element Seafood’s business development and communication needs. She hails from a family of restaurateurs, and understands the complexities and joys of small, independent businesses. If you’d like to partner with us for an event, class, or another oyster-friendly occasion, Crystal will be happy to chat with you.
Morgan Wu Sales Representative
Morgan remembers spending many summers of his childhood at Element Seafood. There he learned how to use a hand truck, sort manila clams, and differentiate the many species of fish. Growing up around Element Seafood gave him the appreciation for seafood that he has today. After graduating from college with a degree in economics and having a corporate job as an analyst, it was inevitable that Morgan gravitated back towards his roots. Morgan is now excited to bring his strengths and contribute to the continuing success of the Element Seafood team.
Interested in joining the team? We’re always looking for creative, goal-oriented thinkers to come onboard! If you’d like to join us, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!