Who we are

Forte Protein's mission is to offer a broad spectrum of animal proteins expressed rapidly, inexpensively and sustainably using our proprietary plant-based technology.

Our broader mission is to make proteins more accessible and affordable to help reduce protein deficiency in underserved and malnourished communities in the U.S. and around the globe.

Meet our founders

Kathleen Hefferon, CTO

-- PhD — Inventor of our Technology
— Cornell Microbiologist
— 20 yrs in plant research

Tracy Kirkman, COO

— Associate Actuary
— 20+ years alternative fuels
— successful business owner

Success Story
I hope in the next few years we’ll see many more companies like ours offering innovative solutions to animal based foods. I think this is the way to go.
Kathleen Hefferon
Co-Founder, CEO