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We Stand for Fair Access to Jobs

Checkr powers people infrastructure for the future of work. With artificial intelligence and machine learning, our solutions make background checks faster, easier, and more compliant.

How we started   

While working for a small startup in the gig economy, two engineers found major flaws in the background check process. 

Outdated systems and lack of technology made it burdensome and slow. They wanted to build a smarter, faster, and more efficient background check.

They also wanted to make background checks more fair for everyone. 

Job seekers, especially those with criminal records, were being vetted with a simple yes or no, with no room for thoughtful consideration of the candidate’s history and rehabilitation. 

The two engineers, Daniel Yanisse and Jonathan Perichon, founded Checkr to disrupt the old ways of hiring. They knew then, as all Checkrs do today, that a criminal sentence should never be a life sentence to unemployment.

Today, our platform allows customers to be more thoughtful about their adjudication criteria. Not only does Checkr’s technology accelerate the background check process, we empower our customers to think more critically about how and who they hire. 

Checkr believes everyone should have access to meaningful employment. That’s why our technology helps you hire faster and more fairly. 

How we’ve grown 

Since our launch in 2014, we’ve expanded to more than 500 employees including experts in technology and fair chance hiring. Our flexible work environment welcomes employees from across the globe as well as at our headquarters in San Francisco and Denver. Together, we’re building powerful technology to speed up the background check process.

Join a team of ambitious and compassionate employees working together to build a fairer future for all.

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There’s never been such a shortage of workers and roadblocks to hiring people. At Checkr—we want to change that. And as a background check company, we’re perfectly positioned to solve the problem.

Daniel Yanisse

CEO

Checkr

PREFERRED Checkr Daniel 101 1 Scaled

There’s never been such a shortage of workers and roadblocks to hiring people. At Checkr—we want to change that. And as a background check company, we’re perfectly positioned to solve the problem.

Daniel Yanisse

CEO

Checkr

Our values

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We strive for thoughtful impact, take pride in our work, and hold ourselves accountable.

We step up and take on new challenges to help further the success of our customers.

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We strive for thoughtful impact, take pride in our work, and hold ourselves accountable.

We step up and take on new challenges to help further the success of our customers.

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We trust each other to communicate the good and the bad as it relates to doing our best work.

We aren’t afraid to voice our opinions and are receptive to feedback.

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We are passionate and hustle to raise the bar.

We persevere through our challenges and grow from our failures.

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We are respectful and free from arrogance.

We put the success of our teams over our own and are excited to learn from each other.

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We genuinely care about each other and the people we serve.

We celebrate our lived experiences and enjoy helping and supporting each other.

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Tackling the barriers of the justice system and the impact of criminal records

We’re building a better future for everyone by designing technology to create opportunities. Our modern technology connects companies to more diverse pools of qualified talent and helps them reduce bias throughout their hiring process.

Our leadership team

We’re a diverse team of talented leaders, innovators, designers, engineers, and support providers from all walks of life. Our varying perspectives give us insight into the unique challenges our customers face and help us build long-lasting relationships.

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Preethi Bhansali

Sr. Director, Operations

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Matt Curl

VP, Revenue Operations

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Marc Diouane

Chief Business Officer

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Kristen Faris

SVP, Industry Strategy & Sales Solutions

Naeem BW

Naeem Ishaq

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Freedman

Todd Freedman

VP, Finance

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Prachi Gore

VP, Marketing

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Sumant Mauskar

VP, Customer Growth

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Sridevi Pasumarthi

VP, Corporate Engineering

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Jonathan Perichon

Cofounder and Head of Checkr X

Linda BW

Linda Shaffer

Chief People and Operations Officer

Gabe BW

Gabe Westmaas

SVP, Product and Engineering

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Jen Yeh

VP and General Counsel

Daniel BW

Daniel Yanisse

Co-Founder & CEO

Our investors

Recent press

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Checkr Wins Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Award in the AI and Data Category

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WillHire and Checkr Bring the Gig Economy to Enterprise Hiring

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Checkr Named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100 for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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