About Maine Lobster Now
Our mission at Maine Lobster Now is to provide customers throughout the United States with access to fresh seafood. Located in Portland, Maine, we are dedicated to establishing lasting relationships with local fishermen in an effort to support the local economy and to continue offering the best products available.
Maine Lobster Now was founded by Julian Klenda in 2012. Julian grew up working alongside his father in the seafood business selling lobster wholesale to local restaurants and markets. Inevitably, while studying business in college, Julian saw an opportunity to expand upon what he learned growing up. In 2012 he started Maine Lobster Now with the goal of providing people who don’t live near a coast with the same access to fresh seafood.
The company has grown a lot over the years. Google’s Economic Impact Report for 2018 recognized Maine Lobster Now as a top online business in the state of Maine. As our company continues to grow, we see ourselves expanding further online and become the top consumer source for all fresh seafood products.
In an effort to support the local community in Maine, we also prioritize hiring individuals who deal with substance abuse. By offering incentives for sobriety, our company provides a stable and healthy work environment that we are proud of.
Meet the Team
Julian Klenda, CEO
Julian grew up working in the lobster industry for his father’s lobster distribution business. During college, Julian developed an interest and expertise in Search Engine Optimization and the use of Google Analytics and advertising tools. With these skills and a vision to provide the entire country with access to fresh seafood, Julian founded Maine Lobster Now in 2012. You can learn more about how Julian started the company, here.
Mitch Wakem, Marketing Director
Prior to working for Maine Lobster Now, Mitch owned his own marketing company. Alongside his marketing expertise, he also has a background in coding, allowing him to manage and level up both the marketing team and the development of the new Maine Lobster Now website.
Stephen Harnois, Operations Manager
Stephen’s experience makes him uniquely qualified to head up operations at Maine Lobster Now. He has over eight years of experience working in the seafood industry and ten years of experience managing ecommerce operations specifically.