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A Better Way Forward

Tom Lapham, his wife and their two young daughters went out to eat at their local restaurant. The place was packed and they had to wait 15 minutes for a server to greet them. When he did, he asked, “Are you ready to get started with some drinks?” With two small children already squirming and hungry and the knowledge that there might be another half hour of waiting before their first course arrived, Tom has his eureka moment.

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Our Mission

To connect people and experiences and create amazing memories through technology.

Wouldn’t it be easier if guests had more control over their dining experience using technology they already had in their pockets? And so CHEQ was born.

Tom Lapham

Tom Lapham

CEO, Cofounder

Tom is a lifelong entrepreneur with a record of founding businesses, building them, and creating liquidity events for investors. Geothermal business sold to Shell New Energy @$20m valuation; Solar business sold to EDF @$77m valuation.

Jake Stone

Jake Stone

CRO, Cofounder

Jake is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, active industry speaker and a published contributor. He has extensive experience in business development / revenue strategy and has negotiated over $1 Billion in contract value across the sports, entertainment, hospitality and media sectors.

Jim Castillo

Jim Castillo

CTO, Cofounder

Jim led the tech team as Chief Software Architect at Open Table, the world’s leading digital reservations platform for 13 years. Jim is an expert in leading teams to deliver web apps, mobile apps, and API integrations for the food service industry.

Aniket Naravanekar

Aniket Naravanekar

Chief Product Officer

Aniket is a visionary tech leader with a breadth of industry experience, having held senior Product roles at RingCentral and Microsoft. At Microsoft, he spearheaded the development of Microsoft Teams, helping transform it to an industry-leading position in the market.

Kimberly Bower

Kimberly Bower

Head of Customer Success

Kimberly is a startup veteran with expertise in scaling up teams for exponential growth while maintaining an engaged and ever-growing customer base. Prior to CHEQ she was a founding member of a leading Telehealth startup that scaled from zero to over 500,000 providers,  resulting in a successful trade sale to a leading healthcare conglomerate.