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Meet Checkfront, Behind the Booking Software

Find out who we are, why we do what we do, and how we got here.

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Our Purpose

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.

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Our Story

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.

That’s why we scrutinize every aspect of our service. Our booking management software must be easy to use, beautifully designed, highly secure, perform flawlessly, and priced fairly.

Our Pillars

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Locally Grown

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

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Globally Known

We’ve processed over 5.1 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.

We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that Checkfront operates on the traditional and unceded territory of First Nation and Metis peoples. We acknowledge and give thanks to the Lekwungen People of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples for allowing us to conduct business, gather, live and play on their lands.

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Our Secret Sauce

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

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

Checkfront Closes Series A Funding Round of $9.3 Million CAD

Checkfront Closes Series A Funding Round of $9.3 Million CAD

We’re so excited to announce that Checkfront has raised $9.3 million in our Series A funding round.

Checkfront becomes the first booking platform to offer a choice of payments

Checkfront becomes the first booking platform to offer a choice of payments

We believe that pricing shouldn’t stand between you and the booking management platform of your dreams. That’s why we’re introducing our zero payments plan — Flex.

Checkfront Partners with Google to Bring Tours and Activities To ‘Reserve with Google’

Checkfront Partners with Google to Bring Tours and Activities To ‘Reserve with Google’

We are so excited to announce that Reserve with Google is now available for Checkfront users! By setting up a Google listing, your Checkfront inventory will become bookable with Google products — allowing you to drive more bookings by reaching users in the searching phase.

Checkfront is One of the First to Join New Stripe Partner Program

Checkfront is One of the First to Join New Stripe Partner Program

Most people today don’t know that only three percent of GDP is online. That’s why we’re excited to join the Stripe Partner Program to increase internet commerce and help companies start, run, and scale their businesses.

By joining the program, our mutual customers will now benefit from the combination of Checkfront’s online booking system with Stripe’s seamless payments platform.

(FINALIST) Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce - Outstanding Workplace of the Year

(FINALIST) Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Workplace of the Year

The Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award honors a Greater Victoria business that shows a commitment to a healthy work environment and their employees’ success, has competitive employment packages, focuses on workplace culture as well as employee recognition and reward programs, is dedicated to professional development and/or advancement opportunities, and shows diversity in the workplace.

Checkfront Adds Site-Builder

Checkfront Adds Site-Builder

With Checkfront’s launch of Site Builder, you’re back in control. No coding experience is needed to finally have a creative travel website design, optimized to increase conversion rate. Oh, and it’s a fraction of the cost!

(WINNER) VIATEC Technology Company of the Year (50+)

(WINNER) VIATEC Technology Company of the Year (50+)

The award marks Checkfront’s second consecutive win, after taking home Product of the Year in 2016. We’ve undergone some very exciting changes in the past year that have led us to this point.

We’ve grown from 26 employees in January 2016, to 51 as of June 2017 bumping us into the 50+ category. As a result, we outgrew our old office and moved into a brand new 3500 square foot space.

Checkfront Adds Built-In Digital Waivers

Checkfront Adds Built-In Digital Waivers

Unifying waivers and bookings, Checkfront added built-in Digital Waivers for any Plus and Enterprise client to expedite the check-in process.

(WINNER) VIATEC Product of the Year

(WINNER) VIATEC Product of the Year

VIATeC saw a record 189 nominations, which resulted in 58 nominations across 15 awards. Checkfront was nominated for two awards: Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year.

Checkfront Reaches $1 Billion in Booking Volume

Checkfront Reaches $1 Billion in Booking Volume

Checkfront surpasses $1 Billion in booking, over 100% growth year over year.

Checkfront Accepted into Google Cloud Accelerator

Checkfront Accepted into Google Cloud Accelerator

Google has generously contributed $100,000 to help grow our infrastructure so that we can continue to scale our real-time online booking system. Additionally, Google is working directly with our team for technical training, architecture overviews and mentorship.

Checkfront Raises $1M in Funding

Checkfront Raises $1M in Funding

Checkfront raises $1m in its first round of funding and will use funds to accelerate growth, pursue strategic partnerships, and grow the team.

Checkfront Merchants exceed $375 million in online booking volume

Checkfront Merchants exceed $375 million in online booking volume

Checkfront merchants have processed more than $375 million (USD) in online bookings to date. Over the past 12 months, we saw an impressive 140% growth in bookings.

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Checkfront Reaches $100 Million in Bookings

Checkfront surpasses $100 million in bookings, business has more than doubled each year since it launched three years ago.

Checkfront Launches iOS and Android apps

Checkfront Launches iOS and Android apps

Checkfront launched its first iteration mobile apps to the iOS and Android marketplaces.

Checkfront Wins VIATEC’s Emerging Technology Company of the Year

Checkfront Wins VIATEC’s Emerging Technology Company of the Year

Based on traction, revenue and team growth, product breadth and acceptance, and business fundamentals.

Checkfront Founded

Checkfront Founded

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

Customer Success

Dina Hadi

Dina Hadi

Customer Success Manager

Favourite Activity

Dancing & Traveling

Emmanuel Okpo-Ene

Emmanuel Okpo-Ene

Customer Success Manager

Favourite Activity

Reading and working out

Alexandra Santos

Alexandra Santos

Customer Success Manager

Favourite Activity

cooking, gaming, and playing volleyball

Meredith Wires

Meredith Wires

Customer Success Manager

Favourite Activity

Mountain Biking

Ethan Donahue

Ethan Donahue

Implementation Specialist

Favourite Activity

Automotive related things

Julianne Johnson

Julianne Johnson

Director of Customer Success

Favourite Activity

Swimming or Biking

Robert McMynn

Robert McMynn

Senior Implementation Specialist

Favourite Activity

Playing Squash and Climbing

Ryan Grieve

Ryan Grieve

Implementation Specialist

Favourite Activity

Bowling


Finance

Celeste Glover

Celeste Glover

Intermediate Accountant

Favourite Activity

Camping and CrossFit

Emily Mahbobi

Emily Mahbobi

Billing Specialist

Favourite Activity

Music and bike advocacy

Joshua Kang

Junior Accountant

Favourite Activity

Hockey

Anna Ahmadi

Anna Ahmadi

Billing Specialist

Favourite Activity

Tennis and Hiking

Terri Lawrence

Terri Lawrence

Head of Billing

Favourite Activity

Hiking and Yoga

Alexander Kantypowicz

Alexander Kantypowicz

Controller

Favourite Activity

Rugby


Leadership & Board

Checkfront team member

Kenndal McArdle

Board Member

Kevin Weatherston

Kevin Weatherston

VP of Payments

Favourite Activity

Road cycling, working out in my home gym

Rasool Rayani

Rasool Rayani

Board Member

Andrew Lugsdin

Andrew Lugsdin

Board Member

Jaxon Lam

Jaxon Lam

VP of Product

Favourite Activity

Family time, basketball and golfing

Grant Jurgeneit

Grant Jurgeneit

Co-founder – VP of Business Development

Favourite Activity

Sailing

Mark Holder

Mark Holder

COO

Favourite Activity

Exploring with my family

Samantha Forster

Samantha Forster

VP of Marketing

Favourite Activity

Road trips, surfing, eating tapas

Laura Sinclair Faunt

Laura Sinclair Faunt

Senior Director of Technical Support

Favourite Activity

Boxing

Susan Catchuk

Susan Catchuk

Director of Customer Success

Favourite Activity

Curling up with a great book

Stephanie Brachat

Stephanie Brachat

Senior Director of Operations

Favourite Activity

Travelling

Susan Aili

Susan Aili

Senior Director of People & Talent

Favourite Activity

Paddleboarding

Jason Morehouse

Jason Morehouse

Co-founder – CEO

Favourite Activity

Skiing

Jason Michaelwood

Jason Michaelwood

Director of Software Development

Favourite Activity

Scuba Diving


Marketing

Nicole Hoekstra

Director of Marketing Operations

Favourite Activity

Paddle Boarding

Alison Tan

Content Marketing Strategist

Favourite Activity

Eating, Sleeping and Laughing out loud

Jamie Knowles

Website Manager

Favourite Activity

Golf & Snowboarding

Clio Lu

Clio Lu

Performance Marketing Specialist

Favourite Activity

Hiking, reading, dogs

Katie Sewell

Katie Sewell

Director of Performance Marketing

Favourite Activity

Love all outdoor sports such as Golf, Tennis, Baseball

Justin Pantaleo

Justin Pantaleo

Email Marketing Specialist

Favourite Activity

Running, Eating and Nintendo

Natalie Arslanyan

Natalie Arslanyan

Marketing Growth Manager

Favourite Activity

biking, swimming, and hiking

Breanna Carey

Breanna Carey

Content Advocacy Marketing Specialist

Favourite Activity

bike rides and hiking with foster dogs

Kwokmun Lee

Kwokmun Lee

Senior Data Analyst

Favourite Activity

Cooking and Walking

Ravenna McColgan

Ravenna McColgan

Product Marketing Manager

Favourite Activity

Creating things with wool, clay, or words

Shannon Potts

Shannon Potts

Marketing Manager

Favourite Activity

Binging Netflix

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Senior Visual Designer

Favourite Activity

Active Dad Stuff

Jennifer Stoldt

Jennifer Stoldt

Lifecycle Marketing Manager

Favourite Activity

Skiing, Tennis, Hiking


Operations

Samantha Muir-Vargo

Samantha Muir-Vargo

Operations Manager

Favourite Activity

Rollerskating and Dancing


Payments

Checkfront team member

Pooja Prasad

Cyber Security Specialist

Craig Dagnall

Craig Dagnall

Director of Payments Operations

Favourite Activity

Golfing

Charu Jain

Intermediate Security Analyst

Favourite Activity

Hiking and Yoga

Daniel Bourdage

Daniel Bourdage

Senior Program Manager

Favourite Activity

Outdoors, Woodworking, and gaming with my daughter


People & Talent

Moumita Gupta

Technical Recruiter

Favourite Activity

Travelling

Javeria Aslam

Javeria Aslam

People Partner

Favourite Activity

International affairs, bike rides, family time

Rachel Hunsinger

Rachel Hunsinger

People Operations & Talent Assistant

Favourite Activity

Dance, cooking, and skiing

Karin Kwan

Karin Kwan

People Partner

Favourite Activity

Baking


Product

Checkfront team member

Mike Huffman

Group Product Manager

Stephanie Johansen

Data Analyst

Anne Reyes

Product Designer

Favourite Activity

Painting, Reading and Swimming

Emma Posada

Emma Posada

Senior Product Design Manager

Favourite Activity

Hiking with friends, family and cowboy corgis Lily and Enzo

Luan Dao

Luan Dao

Product Designer

Favourite Activity

Picnic, Kayaking, Travelling

Luana Costa

Luana Costa

Sr Product Designer

Favourite Activity

Hiking, Camping, Paddle boarding, Trail running, Rock climbing and any outdoor activity

Matt Little

Matt Little

Group Product Manager

Favourite Activity

Backpacking, hiking, and camping.

Regan Dunn

Regan Dunn

Product Manager

Favourite Activity

Gardening

Ryan Lainchbury

Ryan Lainchbury

Product Manager

Favourite Activity

Travelling


Research & Development

Wyatt Robinson

Technical Project Manager

Favourite Activity

Scuba Diving

Checkfront team member

Erin Lessard

Development Team Lead

Aidan Brown

Junior DevOps Developer

Favourite Activity

Avid gamer, likes to swim, and likes cats

Checkfront team member

Robert Williams

Intermediate Software Developer

Eduardo Carmo

Eduardo Carmo

Senior Software Developer

Favourite Activity

Travel, cooking and gaming

Venkata Kotha

Venkata Kotha

Intermediate QA Automation Developer

Smita Tajne

Smita Tajne

Intermediate DevOps Developer

Favourite Activity

Making gemstone trees, dream-catchers and other crafts made out of healing crystals.

Kat Connolly

Kat Connolly

Junior Developer

Favourite Activity

Hiking

Geoff Smith

Senior IT Manager

Daniel Briggs

Daniel Briggs

Intermediate DevOps Developer

Favourite Activity

Tabletop Games (D&D specifically!)

David Light

David Light

Development Team Lead

Favourite Activity

Time with family, running, and biking

Azeem Tariq

Azeem Tariq

QA Manager

Favourite Activity

Badminton and Hiking

Selina Hashemi

Selina Hashemi

Junior Developer

Favourite Activity

Creating Art

Taylor Cameron

Intermediate Software Developer

Nazma Panjwani

Nazma Panjwani

Data Scientist

Favourite Activity

hiking, biking, and cooking.

Checkfront team member

Justin Louie

Software Development Manager

Marcus English

Marcus English

Senior Data Engineer

Favourite Activity

Gaming

Natasha Bains

Natasha Bains

Junior QA Analyst

Favourite Activity

Cooking, traveling, and gaming

Dag Holmberg

Dag Holmberg

Senior Software Developer

Favourite Activity

If I’m not rock-climbing, I’m probably reading

Fernanda Silva

Fernanda Silva

Senior QA Analyst

Favourite Activity

playing with my kids

Justin Humber

Justin Humber

Software Development Manager

Favourite Activity

Making weird music

Corey Nelson

Corey Nelson

Software Development Manager

Favourite Activity

Hiking, camping and other outdoor activities

Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Intermediate Web Developer

Favourite Activity

Wandering through wilderness

Nathan Denny

Nathan Denny

Junior Developer

Favourite Activity

Soccer

Sree Munthikodu

Sree Munthikodu

Data Engineer

Favourite Activity

Landscape photography

Josh McCreight

Josh McCreight

Senior Developer

Favourite Activity

Running, Hiking, Coffee

Chase Catchpole

Chase Catchpole

Junior Developer

Favourite Activity

Drawing

Jay Coughlan

Jay Coughlan

Jr QA Automation Developer

Favourite Activity

Reading and Sipping Tea

Ian Comeau

Ian Comeau

QA Specialist

Favourite Activity

Hiking

Ben Allison

Ben Allison

Technical Lead

Favourite Activity

Railway Design

Nick Dronsfield

Nick Dronsfield

Intermediate Software Developer

Favourite Activity

Tabletop RPGs, A good book, Walking my dog

Eli Reale

Eli Reale

Software Development Team Lead

Favourite Activity

Portaging

Noel Anstey

Noel Anstey

Senior Software Developer

Favourite Activity

Making Music

Brett Goss

Brett Goss

Intermediate Software Developer

Favourite Activity

Biking, Camping, and Hiking!

Brandon Harvey

Brandon Harvey

Senior DevOps Developer

Favourite Activity

Enjoying espresso while gaming

Andrew Graves

Andrew Graves

Intermediate QA Analyst

Favourite Activity

Dungeons and Dragons

Manjot Singh

Manjot Singh

Intermediate Software Developer

Favourite Activity

Video Games, Exploring the World

Paul Sorensen

Paul Sorensen

DevOps Team Lead

Favourite Activity

Biking


Sales

Checkfront team member

Shelley Shultz

Sales Manager

Advait Gupte

Sales Development Representative

Favourite Activity

Swimming and Working out

Isaiah Macadam

Customer Engagement Specialist

Favourite Activity

Trail running, listening to podcasts and backpacking

John Tedham

John Tedham

Senior Sales Representative

Favourite Activity

Anything with my friends, mainly hiking

Brittany Leno

Brittany Leno

Jr. Solution Consultant

Favourite Activity

Running

Lenka Krizanova

Lenka Krizanova

Jr. Solution Consultant

Favourite Activity

Zumba


Technical Support

Nanbal Fompun

Technical Support Specialist

Favourite Activity

Soccer, Table Tennis, Movies and Shows

Isa Martins

Isa Martins

Technical Support Specialist

Favourite Activity

Biking, cooking and drawing

Colton Davenport

Technical Support Specialist

Favourite Activity

Knitting and Shark Fishing

Aubry Ludlow

Aubry Ludlow

Technical Support Specialist

Favourite Activity

Sports and Video Games

Jordan Platz

Team Lead – Technical Support

Favourite Activity

Soccer, Gaming, Breaking things + fixing them again

Karan Shah

Technical Support Analyst

Favourite Activity

Cricket, working out and going on long drives

Ben Sheridan

Ben Sheridan

Technical Support Specialist

Favourite Activity

Hiking, gardening, and family time.

Angela Bublitz

Angela Bublitz

Jr Technical Writer

Favourite Activity

Gamer

Kalem Wight

Kalem Wight

Technical Support Manager

Favourite Activity

Flying Planes

Fiona Dirom

Fiona Dirom

Technical Writer

Favourite Activity

Kayaking

Joe Owen

Joe Owen

Technical Support Analyst

Favourite Activity

Photography


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