About Checkr

Two software engineers saw the need for an easier way for employers to perform background screenings. Checkr is their technological solution to a human resources challenge.

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We’re on a mission to modernize the background screening industry.

Background screenings are transactions that rely on trust and we believe trust is based on transparency. Consumers deserve more transparency on their rights and the information in their report. Employers deserve more transparency on data, its value and their responsibilities.

Checkr has found the way to balance safety and consumer protection. It is our responsibility to be accurate and help our clients avoid errors.

Our Values

Drive and GRIT.

Get sh** done.


Be humble, kind and respectful to others.

Smart and Resourceful.

Thoughtful and swift thinking.


Build relationships through support and acceptance.


Amass experiences and knowledge.

Excellence with purpose.

Excitement to deliver your standard of excellence; meaningful work.


Communicate with transparency and honesty.

positivity and appreciation.

Believe there is always a solution, enjoy the journey; have fun.

Our Leadership

Daniel Yanisse

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Prior to founding Checkr, Daniel was a Cisco and NASA engineer. He also served as a software engineer for startup companies in the transportation and mobile industries. He likes to build great teams.

Jonathan Perichon

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Jonathan has a Masters degree in Computer Science and before founding Checkr, he worked as an engineer for transportation and mobile software startup companies.

Pascal Levy-Garboua

Vice President, Business Development

Pascal is responsible for the strategy, development, and management of Checkr alliances and channel partnerships. He has over twelve years of experience growing Companies to successful outcomes as a founder and executive. He is a co-host of the On-Demand (Economy) Conference.

Linda Shaffer

Vice President, Operations

Linda Shaffer manages Checkr’s operations, and is committed to building the highest quality of service for our customers and applicants. She has successfully scaled operating teams in fast growth, data-intensive companies in media and telecom at YP, Sense Networks, Nielsen, and Accenture.

Todd Lathrop

vice President, Sales

Todd is responsible for the strategy, development, and management of our sales and customer success teams.  Passionate about building winning teams, Todd served most recently as VP of Sales at Gigya, where he led the North American sales organization.

Irene Liu

General counsel

Irene leads Checkr’s legal, compliance and government relations teams.  She has broad legal, compliance and consumer protection expertise after working at the FTC, U.S. Department of Justice and high-tech companies, including BlackBerry and Lookout. Irene received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Brad Stein

Vice President, Finance

Brad leads Checkr’s finance, accounting and corporate development teams. He has over 20 years of experience leading finance teams at technology leaders such as Applied Semantics, Google and MoPub.

Our Investors