About Us

We believe there is a better way to grow fish.

Global Challenges

The human population and middle class are growing rapidly. People want to eat healthier, but legacy land-based approaches to protein production cannot meet these demands. 99% of our liquid water is in the oceans. We must become better stewards of this resource.

 

Our Perspective

We believe that preserving the environment, feeding the world, and creating international economic growth can be synergistically aligned. Our oceans are immensely valuable but have been abused with overfishing and pollution. Sustainable mariculture allows the oceans to be cultivated in a perpetual and responsible way to produce food and economic growth.

Changing an Industry

Conventional aquaculture has been plagued by the challenges of pollution, escapes, antibiotic abuses, low quality products, poor feed conversion and more. Forever Oceans was designed to address these issues with a key focus on sustainability, scalability, traceability, and quality.

Leadership

Jason Heckathorn, CEO

Jason Heckathorn, CEO

Jason is the founder and CEO of Forever Oceans.

Chris Klenner, Business Operations Director

Chris Klenner, Business Operations Director

Chris works to to maintain operational integrity and make informed strategic decisions through in-depth research and analysis.

Sandro Rezzio, COO, Panama

Sandro Rezzio, COO, Panama

Sandro Rezzio has spent more than 28 years in the aquaculture industry in different countries –
including Chile, Vietnam, Canada, and the USA.

Mathew Goldsborough, Engineering Director

Mathew Goldsborough, Engineering Director

Mat was employee #1 at Forever Oceans. He previously served Chef Technologist of the Velella program while at Lockheed Martin.

Ryan Mays, VP Finance

Ryan Mays, VP Finance

Ryan is the VP of Finance. Prior to Forever Oceans, Ryan worked at MTS Health Partners. He provided financial advisory services to pre-revenue companies in the process of raising capital.

Board of Directors

Jason Heckathorn, CEO

Jason Heckathorn, CEO

Jason is the founder and CEO of Forever Oceans.

Kevin McFarlane, Deloitte

Kevin McFarlane, Deloitte

Kevin is the National Financial Advisory Services Leader with Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services.

Ray Johnson, Bessemer

Ray Johnson, Bessemer

Ray serves as Executive in Residence on the Bessemer team. He previously served as CTO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. 

Rob Stavis, Partner, Bessemer

Rob Stavis, Partner, Bessemer

Rob is a Partner with Bessemer with a focus on investments in emerging software and hardware technologies.

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Company Information

Headquarters

403 Holiday Court, Suite 104
Warrenton, VA 20186 USA

Forever Oceans Office Locations

Virginia, USA
Hawai’i, USA
Panama