Meet Checkfront

We are a diverse group of industry professionals with backgrounds in technology, travel, and tourism.

How’d We Get Here?

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Checkfront was initially conceived by co-founders Jason Morehouse and Grant Jurgeneit to help frustrated service operators better manage their bookings online.

While large companies had (arguably antiquated) systems for centralizing reservations and taking payments, many tourism and rental companies were still struggling to manage bookings with e-mail forms, spreadsheets, and clunky software – hardly an ideal solution for a business owner looking to create a seamless and professional online experience.

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Our Mission

Why we do what we do

We still wake up as eager as we did on day one to have the best online booking system available. We want to take the work out of managing the complexities and administration of service-based bookings, and allow owners to focus on their customers and what they love.

We scrutinize every aspect of our service. Our software must be easy to use, beautifully designed, secure, perform flawlessly, and be priced fairly.

 Locally Grown

Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, BC, Canada, into a dedicated workforce spread across BC and Canada. Our product team is based in the beautiful capital city of Victoria.

 Globally Known

We’ve processed over 1.5 billion USD in bookings annually, made by businesses in 128 countries around the world. From Alaska to New Zealand we facilitate hundreds of thousands of bookings monthly.

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Our Team

We are a diverse group of industry professionals with backgrounds in technology, travel, and tourism.

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Executive

The Strategy

Jason Morehouse
Jason Morehouse Co-Founder, CEO
Grant-Jurgeneit
Grant Jurgeneit Co-Founder, VP of Biz Dev
Mark Holder
Mark Holder COO
Chris McGuire
Chris McGuire VP of Technology
Jennifer Carr
Jennifer Carr VP of Finance
Rasool Rayani
Rasool Rayani Board Member
Andrew Wilkinson
Andrew Wilkinson Board Member
Success

The Mentors

Susan Catchuk
Susan Catchuk Director of Customer Success
Julianne Johnson
Julianne Johnson Senior Customer Success Manager
Linden Turner
Linden Turner Customer Success Manager
Stefanie Warren
Stefanie Warren Customer Success Manager
Paul Ruta
Paul Ruta Customer Success Manager
Ryan Lang
Ryan Lang Lead Launch Specialist
Robert McMynn
Robert McMynn Launch Specialist
Ryan Grieve
Ryan Grieve Launch Specialist
Ish Hasan
Ish Hasan Launch Specialist
Technical Support

The Adhesive

Laura Faunt
Laura Faunt Director of Technical Support
Aaron Amurao
Aaron Amurao Team Lead
Angela Bublitz
Angela Bublitz Technical Support Specialist
Chase Catchpole
Chase Catchpole Technical Support Analyst
Lenka Krizanova
Lenka Krizanova Technical Support Specialist
Ryan Lainchbury
Ryan Lainchbury Training Lead
Brittany Leno
Brittany Leno Technical Support Specialist
Jay Coughlan
Jay Coughlan Technical Support Specialist
Raelle Hunter
Raelle Hunter Technical Support Specialist
Kalem Wight
Kalem Wight Technical Support Specialist
Joe Owen
Joe Owen Technical Support Specialist
Fiona Dirom
Fiona Dirom Technical Writer
Amy Martin
Amy Martin Technical Support Specialist
Ethan Donahue
Ethan Donahue Technical Support Specialist
Development

The Logic

Brandon Ellis
Brandon Ellis Sr. Director of Technology
Ben Allison
Ben Allison Technical Lead
Jason Michael
Jason Michael Lead Developer
Paul Goertzen
Paul Goertzen Senior Developer
Dave Russell
Dave Russell Lead Developer
Tyler Weeres
Tyler Weeres Lead Developer
Leigh Baleja
Leigh Baleja Developer
Elijah Reale
Elijah Reale Developer
Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh Developer
Ian Comeau
Ian Comeau QA Specialist
Marc Alonzo
Marc Alonzo Senior Front-end Developer
Nick Dronsfield
Nick Dronsfield Junior Developer
Brandon Harvey
Brandon Harvey DevOps Engineer
Noel Anstey
Noel Anstey Developer
Duncan Anderson
Duncan Anderson QA Manager
Chelsea Li
Chelsea Li Junior WordPress Developer
Harrison King
Harrison King Intermediate Software Developer
Andrew Graves
Andrew Graves Intermediate QA Analyst
Brett Goss
Brett Goss Junior Developer
Marketing

The Style

Angela Heald
Angela Heald Director of Marketing
Jennifer Stoldt
Jennifer Stoldt Head of Online Growth
Shannon Potts
Shannon Potts Marketing Operations Manager
Kyla Steeves
Kyla Steeves Content Marketing Specialist
Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart Visual Designer
Rochelle Noronha
Rochelle Noronha Digital Marketing Specialist
People Operations

The Care

Susan Aili
Susan Aili People Operations Manager
Sierra MacTavish
Sierra MacTavish People Operations Coordinator
Finance

The Numbers

Terri Lawrence
Terri Lawrence Billing Manager
Karin Kwan
Karin Kwan Controller
Beverly Armstrong
Beverly Armstrong Billing Specialist
Nahid Ahmadi
Nahid Ahmadi Billing Specialist
Alex Kantypowicz
Alex Kantypowicz Intermediate Accountant
Product

The Dreamers

Stephanie Brachat
Stephanie Brachat Director of Product
Ravenna McColgan
Ravenna McColgan Product Manager
Demetre Papaiakovou
Demetre Papaiakovou Product Designer
Keighley Kodric
Keighley Kodric Product Designer
Emily Burke
Emily Burke Product Manager
Kendra Moroz
Kendra Moroz Product Manager
Marlena Bryce
Marlena Bryce Product Designer
Sales
Sales

The Influence

Alex Mereeb
Alex Mereeb Director of Sales
John Tedham
John Tedham Sales Representative, SMB
Kate Wright
Kate Wright Sales Representative, SMB
Sameer Jalali
Sameer Jalali Account Executive

Our Infrastructure

To deliver maximum reliability and performance, Checkfront operates on a distributed network with data centers in five geographically diverse locations, including the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Our data centers are high-speed, redundantly powered state-of-the-art facilities.

For more information see our security center or network status page.

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Our Secret Sauce

It may sound cliché, but it’s the relationships that we build with our customers that inspire us every day. We get the pleasure of working with business operators big and small, around the globe, who have decided to do what they love. We get to help them achieve their goals.

To top it off we get to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with a team that truly cares about their product. Every day.

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 Read Our Blog

November 26, 2019 Stay in the Know with Our Brand New In-App Messaging Discover what Checkfront has been working on for you whenever there’s a new notification in your dashboard. Read More
November 20, 2019 10 Off-Season Marketing Strategies for Tour and Activity Operators Find out what you could be doing with all the extra time you have in the off-season. Read More
November 14, 2019 Why Sell Gift Cards Online for the Festive Season and Beyond Discover the many benefits to offering digital gift certificates to your guests. Read More
November 8, 2019 Take the Arival Industry Survey for the Largest In-destination Study Be part of the largest study for the tours, activities, and attractions industry by taking Arival’s global survey. Read More
November 7, 2019 Checkfront Named One of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ Awards We’re thrilled to announce the acceptance of a Companies-to-Watch award from Deloitte Canada. Read More
November 5, 2019 Forget Black Friday, Create a Travel Deal Tuesday Campaign Stand out from the rest of the holiday marketing campaigns with a more targeted event, Travel Deal Tuesday. Read More
October 29, 2019 What Exactly is Omnichannel Marketing for Tours and Activities? Find out why omnichannel matters, and how you can optimize every touchpoint in your guest’s booking journey. Read More
October 22, 2019 Introducing Flex — Our Zero Payments Plan Now, you can take and manage bookings without any upfront costs or budget approval. Read More
October 16, 2019 Is Your Booking Software Company Really There For You? Find out whether your booking software provider gives you the same outstanding service you give your guests. Read More
October 8, 2019 Where to Get Tourism News for Tours and Activities Looking for news related to the tours and activities industry? Here are the top places to find it. Read More