Checkr Appoints Robert Kaskel as New Chief People Officer

June 29, 2023
Checkr Editor

Checkr welcomes Robert Kaskel to lead People and Talent as the new Chief People Officer. 

Today, we are excited to announce that Robert Kaskel is joining the Checkr Executive team as Chief People Officer. In this role, Robert will lead Checkr’s talent strategy to create an exceptional employee experience, champion a high performance culture, and advance our mission to build a fairer future. 

Robert is an HR veteran with over 23 years of experience across people operations, talent acquisition, learning & development, people analytics, and total rewards. He most recently served as the CPO for Remitly (NASDAQ: RELY), a mission-focused company that helps immigrants send money home to their loved ones. He helped grow, develop, and scale the People team to support Remitly as it rapidly grew from 800 to 3,000 employees. Before Remitly, Robert led HR teams for Amazon, Microsoft, and Mattel.

“Robert embodies the humility, grit and enthusiasm necessary to lead Checkr’s People team,” said Checkr Co-founder and CEO, Daniel Yanisse. “With his track record leading HR and People Analytics teams for over 23 years, he brings extensive knowledge that will have a significant impact on Checkr’s employee experience and long-term vision.” 

Robert commented, “I am inspired by Checkr’s core values, the opportunity to collaborate with world-class leaders, and to partner with the People team to obsess over the employee experience with a commitment to continuous improvement. As a community volunteer, I am deeply moved by Checkr’s mission and resonate with the idea that no one should be defined by a single story. I look forward to supporting Checkr’s employees as they build innovative hiring solutions and create a fairer future of work.” 

Robert lives in the Seattle area with his wife Julie and their five children. He joins at an exciting time to progress Checkr’s culture of excellence, high performance, diversity, and engagement.

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“I am inspired by Checkr’s core values, the opportunity to collaborate with world-class leaders, and to partner with the People team to obsess over the employee experience with a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Robert Kaskel, Chief People Officer, Checkr

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