People infrastructure for the future of work

Head of Checkr Trust

$307K - $416K
San Francisco, California, United States
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

About the team/role:

Checkr is seeking a Head of Checkr Trust to lead and grow a new product that provides trust and safety solutions to companies and communities. This is an exciting, emerging market, and Checkr has a big head start. Checkr Trust, born from our CheckrX incubator, has seen promising early success. It reimagines how people data can help solve problems, and it already supports leading online marketplaces, dating, entry management, physical security, and home sharing platforms.

The ideal Head of Trust will have a balance of startup and larger company experience to drive customer acquisition, go-to-market strategy, product development, and roadmap planning based on customer feedback and complex data. They should have a track record of launching new products, managing cross-functional teams, and collaborating with customers to solve their core challenges. Strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving will be essential. 

The Head of Checkr Trust will report directly to the CEO and work closely with other team leaders across Checkr. They will bring process and strategy to Trust’s direction and influence key elements of Checkr's overall investment in future products. 

What you will do:

  • Full P&L Ownership: You will lead Trust’s GTM and R&D teams, which are already executing on ambitious goals.
  • GTM Ownership: Evangelize Trust and help your GTM team to rapidly acquire customers, quickly implement Trust with customers, and solve customer problems.
  • Product Strategy: Develop a compelling roadmap that positions Trust to succeed in the emerging trust and safety market.
  • Customer and Market Research: Research key customer challenges by building relationships with customers, market leaders, and subject matter experts in the trust and safety space.
  • Project Leadership: Independently lead cross-functional projects involving executive and senior partners across our organization to grow Trust with existing and new customers.
  • Team Leadership: Build and mentor a world class team.

What you will bring:

  • Proven leader with at least 10 years of product management experience and at least 3 years of GM experience owning P&L at a high-growth technology company
  • Experience founding or leading an early-stage startup (Seed to Series B) highly desirable
  • Intellectual curiosity, startup agility, and grit; flies both high and low with the ability to shift contexts, execute across all levels of the business, and lead by example
  • Expertise in technology, ideally in trust and risk-related fields are highly desirable; basic understanding of the risk and regulatory requirements of the market as they pertain to using people data to drive decision-making is a strong plus
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities (quantitative and qualitative), ability to generate key insights and recommendations on critical trust and safety topics
  • Excellence in structured thinking, developing sensible, creative solutions to challenging strategic business problems as well as creativity and “out of the box” thinking that drives innovation
  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply; ease with executive-level interactions; ability to create clear and simple storylines that resonate with customers
  • Proven track record in hiring, leading, and mentoring a high-performance team in the development and execution of new and uncertain key initiatives
  • Comfort in reaching out and prioritizing cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; comfortable managing with ambiguity
  • Highly collaborative and a team player
  • Undergraduate degree required, Engineering or MBA graduate degree desirable

What you will get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology
  • Hands-on coaching and professional development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement – a true meritocracy
  • A significant stake in one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley
  • Up to $25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

At Checkr, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks and beverages. 

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $307,168 to $415,580 in San Francisco, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

About Checkr

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation.

Team Size:1200
Location:San Francisco
Jonathan Perichon
Jonathan Perichon
Daniel Yanisse
Daniel Yanisse