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.

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.

Tomas Barreto

Vice President, Product and Engineering

Tomas is responsible for managing the product and engineering teams.  Previous to Checkr he spent almost 10 years at Box where he was a VP Engineering for a team of over 150 engineers. He has deep experience with scaling organizations, building robust enterprise ready and consumer friendly software and developing great cultures.

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.

Kristen Faris

Vice President, Industry Strategy

Kristen is an industry veteran with over 22 years of experience in the background screening industry. Faris started her career as a court researcher in the San Francisco Superior Court, before founding her own screening firm, which was acquired by First Advantage in 2006. Post-acquisition she spent over 10 years at First Advantage in various sales and customer success leadership roles, most recently driving strategy as SVP of Solutions. She had deep experience in scaling organizations to meet the unique needs of staffing agencies of all sizes.

Tricia Gellman

Vice President, Marketing

Tricia leads the marketing team and is responsible for all marketing functions. With over 20 years of experience, Tricia has worked to build long term strategies with short term measurable impact to provide insight and growth to companies including Apple, Adobe, and Salesforce. Most recently, she was CMO for Salesforce Canada.

Sangeeta Chakraborty

Vice President, Customer Success

Sangeeta Chakraborty leads Checkr’s Customer Success and Support teams, focused on delivering strong business value at Checkr’s customers. She has 24 years of experience in leadership roles in Customer Success, building top-performing teams; and driving customer growth, at companies such as Ayasdi, Accela, VMware, Fujitsu and others.


Scott Davis

Vice President, Sales

Scott leads Checkr’s sales team and is responsible for driving the sales strategy into market. With more than 20 years of enterprise sales experience, Scott most recently served as Vice President of North American Sales for AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco). Prior to this, he scaled sales team at high-growth tech companies, including Medallia, where he grew global revenue over 800% in four years, as well as BMC and BladeLogic (acquired by BMC).

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