Cheryl Zimmerman


Cheryl is a true innovator and successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience starting and growing several technical and commercial businesses. She has led the FarSounder team over the last 19 years in their quest for finding navigation solutions to keep ships safe and protect our underwater world.


She is an Mechanical Engineer holding a MSME (Master of Science Mechanical Engineering) from Tufts University and a market visionary.  With her leading the way, the FarSounder team has received numerous honors over the years, including the 2015 Tibbetts Award for Innovative and Outstanding Contribution to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.


With a lifelong passion for sailing and the ocean she developed growing up in the “Ocean State,” this was a natural industry to focus her talents.  As a great communicator coupled with her training, she is an expert at ‘translating’ technical ideas to non-technical customers.