Check

About Us

Our Story

CEO Guy Goldstein and CFO Ahikam Kaufman founded Check (formerly Pageonce) in 2008. The reason was simple: Guy found it extremely frustrating and often impossible to remember the countless usernames and passwords to all his online accounts. He knew there had to be an easier way ‐ and Check was born.

Shortly after launching in 2008, Guy noticed signs of the coming smartphone revolution and wanted to be a part of it. The product was one of the initial 500 apps released on the 1st Generation iPhone. In tandem, users seemed to have a strong tendency toward adding bills and financial accounts (banks, credit cards, investments, etc.) to the application. As a result, the company decided to dedicate itself to become the best, most efficient way for consumers to access their bills and money from one centralized place, on their smartphone.

Today, just several years later, Check is a multi-award-winning app that alleviates the hassle and stress associated with financial management for 10+ million people.

Company facts:

# Of Users
10+ million
Launched
2008
Headquarters
Palo Alto, CA

Our Values

Deliver phenomenal service

We are excited and proud about what we do. We always offer the best service - one that improves our customer's lives in a significant and meaningful way. We pay attention to the details, we strive for perfection, and the highest quality and performance.

Unstoppable

We set aggressive goals and drive ourselves hard to achieve them. We never, never, ever give up. We learn from our mistakes and don't let obstacles prevent us from meeting our goals.

Dare to simplify

We make everything as simple as possible. Our service, internal operations and processes should solve problems in simple, elegant ways. We start small, measure, learn quickly and refine our results to achieve success.

Play as a team

Our job is too big to be done by one person. We win by playing together. We make time to help each other to be great. We're accountable to our peers and work hard to make them successful. We share information openly and proactively. We respect and trust each other. We seek what is best for the company, rather than what is best for ourselves.

Context, not control

We set clear vision, objective and goals and we believe that high performance people will do better work if they understand this context. We get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than controlling people and their tasks.

Executives

Guy Goldstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Guy brings nearly two decades of management, strategy and product development experience to Check. Since founding Check in 2007, Guy raised $50 million in venture capital funding and grew its users to nearly 10M. At Hewlett-Packard, Guy led M&A and strategy for its Business Intelligence unit. At Mercury Interactive, Guy managed an international team of engineers that built products generating $350M in sales. Guy began his career in the Israeli Air Force, where he was a fighter pilot in one of world's elite air force programs.

Guy graduated cum laude from Tel-Aviv University with a bachelor's degree in Business and Computer Science.

Ahikam Kaufman

Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Ahikam's responsibilities include finance, HR and operations. In addition to co-founding Check with Guy Goldstein, Ahikam brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and business operations, including sales operations, business analysis, M&A, financial reporting and financial systems. Ahikam was the GM of Stanley Healthcare Europe a subsidiary of Stanley, Black&Decker (NYSE:SWK) an S&P 500 company, where he managed 150 people and was responsible for millions in annual revenue. Prior to Stanley, Ahikam was CFO of AeroScout, Inc. a Bay Area company that was acquired for $240 million. Ahikam also held key financial roles at HP and Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ:MERQ).

Ahikam is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Economics and a Masters in Law.

Nissim Tapiro

Vice President of Research and Development

Nissim leads the Check R&D team. With over two decades of software development experience, Nissim brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge. Nissim is responsible for engineering operations, application development, software architecture, data systems and security. Nissim came to Check from Hewlett-Packard where he was responsible for Universal CMDB, Automatic Discovery and Integration strategy.

Nissim graduated cum laude from the Tel-Aviv University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Steve Schultz

Chief Operating Officer

Steve leads the business strategy, revenue and business and corporate development at Check. A recognized leader in consumer finance, Steve Schultz joined Check from Yahoo! where he was GM of Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Real Estate. At Yahoo!, Steve led business and content strategy, business development and strategic partnerships which included relationships with Intuit, Fidelity, Dow Jones, Scottrade, Bankrate, Bloomberg and Zillow.com. Steve led Yahoo! Real Estate from the #10 to the #2 real estate destination on the Web, and was named one of the 100 most influential leaders in real estate by Inman News in 2009 and 2010.

Steve holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Alon Huri

Chief Technology Officer

Alon leads the company's architectural vision and long term technical vision. He is a veteran technology leader with expertise in security, system engineering, business intelligence, technology research, Web and enterprise architecture, high availability, design, performance tuning, and testing. Before coming to Check, Alon was the chief software architect of the UCMDB for Hewlett-Packard's Business Availability Center. Prior to that, Alon held multiple architecture positions in Mercury Interactive R&D.

Alon graduated cum laude from Academic College of Engineering, Tel-Aviv with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Daniel Kjellen

Vice President of Marketing

Daniel has more than 13 years of experience leading online marketing acquisition and product teams at a wide range of consumer finance and payments companies including Green Dot Corporation, PayPal, AccountNow, and Providian Financial. At Green Dot, he served as the Head of Online Acquisition, where he launched and expanded the online acquisition channel, resulting in substantial account and revenues growth. At PayPal, he led product management and development teams focusing on improving global merchant and consumer acquisition experience. As one of the early employees at AccountNow, he served as the Vice President of Online Marketing & Acquisition, responsible for product development, marketing channel strategy, and online acquisition. He began his career at Providian Financial, where he held numerous management positions focusing on online credit card acquisition and product management.

A native of Sweden, Daniel graduated cum laude with honors from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration Marketing.

Igal Perelman

Vice President of Product

Igal's chief responsibility will be to lead the product vision, strategy, and implementation at Check. With more than 15 years of experience, Igal is a product specialist in the mobile industry, with strong product, growth and data analysis expertise. Igal led product teams at Tango, a mobile messaging and entertainment platform with more than 180 million users, and Voxer, one of the leading mobile push-to-talk and multimedia messaging services. Prior to these roles, Igal led the development of several mobile multimedia products at Samsung and held engineering positions at Intel.

Igal holds an MBA, magna cum laude, from the Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Board of Directors

Liron Petrushka, Chairman

Founder and CEO, Commercebid.com

Mr. Petrushka has more than 20 years of senior management experience with high technology companies. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Petrushka has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, corporate control and strategic partnership. Mr. Petrushka currently focuses on private sector. He also serves as an advisor to certain rapid growth technology companies.

Mr. Petrushka was the founder and CEO of Commercebid.com, an e-Commerce strategic sourcing company. Commercebid.com was acquired by Commerce One. At Commerce One, Mr. Petrushka was a Vice President and General Manager helping division to grow to over 200 people w/ operations in 14 countries. Revenues for the Auction Services grew to over $ 75MM.

Prior to starting Commercebid.com, Mr. Petrushka owned and managed several successful technology ventures, including being the founder and CEO of U.S. Group, a Human Resources Management System enterprise software solution that was acquired by Ultimate Software, Inc.

Eitan Bek

Eitan Bek joined Pitango in late 2000 and became a Partner in 2007. Before joining Pitango Eitan was a member of the founding team that established Beautifulisland.Com, a startup with a goal to be the first Personal Internet Service Company dedicated to helping people who don't know computers enjoy the many benefits of the Internet.

Prior to joining the Start Up world Eitan worked at Lehman Brothers, where he initiated and managed a special technology project, enabling automation of post-trade processing for institutional investors.

In the mid-90s, Eitan served as Director of System Specification group at Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT). In this role, he led development teams and was directly accountable for R&D activities in customer projects, with an aggregate value in excess of $100 million, and was responsible for marketing upgrade suites.

Eitan holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, and a BA degree (magna cum laude) in Business Administration from the College of Management, Tel Aviv.

Eitan currently serves on the board of 3DV Systems and works closely as an active observer with Discretix and Provigent.

Rebecca Lynn

Rebecca joined Morgenthaler's Menlo Park office in 2007, and she focuses on early-stage investments in mobile, health 2.0, Internet services and financial services.

Rebecca began her career at Procter and Gamble's corporate headquarters where she worked in international new product market entry. She spent time in both Cincinnati and Mexico City developing new products for the market and launching a new category in Latin America. She then joined NextCard as an early employee and spent four years at the company. At NextCard, she led product development efforts and later served as the Vice President of Marketing where she managed one of the top five largest online marketing efforts. NextCard was the first online credit card company, and it went public in 2000 with a $1.3B market cap. After NextCard, she ran her own consulting business focusing on online marketing for financial services and affiliate marketing.

Rebecca passed the California State Bar and has a focus on intellectual property litigation and corporate law. She is an inventor on several issued patents, and was published in the Berkeley Law and Technology Journal.

Rebecca has a JD/MBA degree from the Haas School of Business and U.C. Berkeley School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri.

Rebecca serves on the boards of Practice Fusion, Lending Club, Check and Socrata and is second on the board of Adara Media.

Douglas C. Carlisle

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include : Check, Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nexxo, Nlight Photonics, RF Surgical, and Readyforce. His prior investments include Hotmail (sold to Microsoft), Pyxis (pyxs- acquired by Cardinal Health), Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena), Efficient Networks (acquired by Seimens), Open Solutions, Octel Communications, HNC Software (merged into Fair Isaacs - FICO), Kalpana (acquired by Cisco), Stratacom (acquired by Cisco), Ironport Systems (acquired by Cisco), Aeroscout (acquired by Stanley), and Carrier Access Corporation.

Doug is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BS - EECS) and Stanford University (JD/MBA). He and his wife Lauri Sanders have six children (including a set of triplets) and live in Portola Valley, California. Doug enjoys flying and is an instrument rated private pilot with approximately 2,000 hours in his Pilatus PC-12.

Avery More

Avery joined Menlo in April 2013 as Venture Partner, and focuses on investments in the enterprise space. Avery founded and guided technology startups, managed publicly traded corporations and led mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings for several companies during the past thirty five years. He was Founder and CEO of CompuCom where his strategic direction and vision led the company to become a more than $1 billion publicly-traded company. Avery was the active chairman of AeroScout (a Menlo Ventures investment) and led it to a successful exit in June of 2012. Avery is currently the lead independent board member for Check (a Menlo Ventures investment). He is the active chairman on the boards of Vidyo (a Menlo Ventures investment), QualiSystems and BuzzStream, and he is also a board member of SolarEdge Technologies.

Guy Goldstein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Guy Goldstein, founder and chief executive officer of Check, and member of the company's Board of Directors, brings nearly two decades of management, strategy and product development experience to his role as CEO.

Since founding Check in 2007, Guy has raised $50 million in venture capital funding and grown its membership from zero to more than ten million. He has a proven track record in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions and as research and development leader. At Hewlett-Packard, Guy led inorganic growth expansion acquisitions to develop HP's Business Intelligence strategy. During his seven year tenure at Mercury Interactive (later acquired by Hewlett-Packard) Guy helped establish the company-wide inorganic growth roadmap and strategic planning process, resulting in three acquisitions and $200 million in revenue. He was a key member of the executive team that developed the business plan for Mercury Interactive's $5 billion acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. As Senior Director of Mercury Interactive's R&D division, Guy managed an international team of engineers and QA that built products generating $350 million in sales.

Early in his life Guy was handpicked for an elite group of candidates to train for the Israeli Air Force based on his record-level test scores and technical aptitude. He excelled and rose to the top military rank of major and fighter pilot in one of world's most respected air force programs. Ever the prolific innovator, he holds two patents.

Guy graduated cum laude from Tel-Aviv University with a bachelor's degree in Business and Computer Science.

Advisors

Bill Harris

Founder and CEO of Personal Capital
Strategic Advisor/Investor

Mr. Harris, former CEO of PayPal and Intuit, led companies that are now household names in e-commerce and personal finance technology. He understands the enormous potential of the fast-growing smartphone market, and in particular, the ability of mobile finance services to make a positive impact on how people handle their daily finances. He has founded several successful technology and finance ventures, including PassMark Security (subsequently sold to RSA), and Personal Capital, an early-stage financial services firm. He also serves on the board of several global companies, including Go Daddy and Success Factors, and was on the boards of Macromedia, EarthLink and RSA Security.

Mark Goines

Strategic Advisor/Investor

Mr. Goines is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and angel investor with deep experience in the consumer finance realm. At the forefront of developing personal finance software and web services, he sees the mobile platform as the next wave of change. He was formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intuit's Consumer Division, where he managed the world's best-selling personal finance and tax preparation software products, Quicken and TurboTax. As Vice President, New Products at Charles Schwab & Co, he was instrumental in the development of the online trading industry. He is a former Board member of Mint.com (subsequently acquired by Intuit) and serves on the Boards of TrackVia, WePay, BillFloat, and Practice Fusion.

Careers

If you're looking for the chance to make a difference in a job that's satisfying and fulfilling, with awesome benefits and a career that'll make your momma proud, Check is the place to be!

Check is a company full of game-changers: people who want to have lots of fun while creating something that everyone's talking about. We are true believers in the power of smartphone applications and how they connect people to their online lives. We are committed to taking the lead in shaping how people can easily control and manage their finances and life through their mobile phones - anytime, anywhere. Everyone in the Check family has a hand in shaping a service that millions of people use around the world every day. If you want to be a part of this ‐ if you want to make a difference ‐ we have a place for you.

US positions (Palo Alto, CA):

Israel positions (Kfar Saba, Israel):

Our Values

Deliver phenomenal service

We are excited and proud about what we do. We always offer the best service - one that improves our customer's lives in a significant and meaningful way. We pay attention to the details, we strive for perfection, and the highest quality and performance.

Unstoppable

We set aggressive goals and drive ourselves hard to achieve them. We never, never, ever give up. We learn from our mistakes and don't let obstacles prevent us from meeting our goals.

Dare to simplify

We make everything as simple as possible. Our service, internal operations and processes should solve problems in simple, elegant ways. We start small, measure, learn quickly and refine our results to achieve success.

Play as a team

Our job is too big to be done by one person. We win by playing together. We make time to help each other to be great. We're accountable to our peers and work hard to make them successful. We share information openly and proactively. We respect and trust each other. We seek what is best for the company, rather than what is best for ourselves.

Context, not control

We set clear vision, objective and goals and we believe that high performance people will do better work if they understand this context. We get great outcomes by setting the appropriate context, rather than controlling people and their tasks.