B.Atkins & Co.
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Our people

Clive Zickel
Clive Zickel is a co-founder of B. Atkins & Co. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development, and has an MBA in Management  from the Graduate School of Business at Stony Brook University.

He had been in Banking and Finance for over twenty years in London, Milan and Manhattan when his passion for good food, wine and travel prompted him to devote himself fully to the creation of a company engaged in gourmet foods. 
 Early in his career, Clive spent 7 years working in the kitchens of London's fine restaurants including Le Chateaubriand and Conrad's Bistro where he started as a dishwasher and worked his way to sous chef. He is the founder of B. ATKINS & Co, Distinctive Ice Creams, which in four years became the #1 distributor of gourmet ice creams to top restaurants in its market. Following the sale of this business Mr. Zickel invested in and provided financial and advisory services to early stage ventures involved in offshore fish farming and distribution and medical device technology . In addition to his own business activities he has been an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University Graduate School of Business in New York, and also at Loyola Marymount University Hilton School of Management in Los Angeles.

Clive and his wife are now living on the island of Culebra, which is located between Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas. In addition to various advisory roles, Clive is Proprietor of a 5 star guest house in Culebra, called Casa Nirvana which hosts guests from all over the world.

Michael O'Hanlon 

Michael's expertise is in buying, selling, processing and distributing a wide variety of seafood and other perishable products. He has been involved in the seafood industry for over 35 years. Mr. O’Hanlon began his career in the wholesale seafood business at RJ Cornelius, Inc. and C&O Sea Products at the Fulton Fish Market, where he oversaw distribution to restaurants, retail stores and other seafood wholesalers. Later, Mr. O’Hanlon expanded into the chain store market with Sunrise Seafood in Islip, New York and eventually joined forces with Levittown Fish Market in Farmingdale, New York. At Levittown Fish Market, Mr. O’Hanlon currently moves 50-100 tons of fresh seafood products every week and supplies more than 1,000 supermarkets belonging to four major chains. Mr. O’Hanlon also has experience at the retail level and his overseas salmon farming ventures included, Sea Star International in Norway and Eric King Fisheries in Newfoundland. Michael O'Hanlon and Clive Zickel have known each other for over 25 years and have been Advisory Board members and shareholders in Open Blue Sea Farms, an offshore fish farming company..

David Rumbelow 

Dave is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He and Clive grew up there and have known each other since they were 5 years old.

Dave is an accomplished veteran in the food industry, having been the top wholesale representative at Robertsons-Best Foods for 25 years and also at Meridian Sales and Merchandising. He has managed relationships with many of the major chains in South Africa including Makro, Metro, Trade Centre, 711, Spar and the Shoprite Group. He also owns and operates Dave's Drives & Tours in Cape Town and is a qualified aircraft pilot.  Dave is sourcing unique products from Southern Africa for distribution in the US marketplace.