We believe the internet should be a safe place – for everyone, everywhere. Checkstep is a global content moderation platform that uses AI to detect and action harmful user generated content online.

Guillaume Bouchard


Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and researcher in AI and ML. Exited Bloomsbury AI to Facebook in 2018.

Vincent Maurin


Engineering lead with fifteen years experience building data intensive and event driven applications. Has mentored engineering teams in AdTech. Fervent practitioner of continuous delivery and professional coding techniques.

Yu-Lan Scholliers

Head of Product

Yu-Lan joins from Meta – where she worked across various Trust & Safety efforts with a focus on counter-terrorism and suicide & self-injury. Previously also worked as management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Brussels.

Gary Thompson

Chief Revenue Officer

An entprepreneur with over 20 years experience scaling high growth tech businesses. A passion for GTM strategy, customer discovery and building deep product value. Excited about the game changing impact of AI on Trust & Safety.

Kateryna Stetsiuk

Head of Machine Learning

7 years of experience in AI-based product development and building of high-performing teams. Defining and implementing AI opportunities for business. Establishing robust processes and providing transparent communication.

Dom Sparkes

Client Solutions Director

Entrepreneur and Digital Communities consultant. Built and exited one of the first high-volume Social Media Management Companies with over 400 moderators and clients such as the BBC, Microsoft, Sony and Honda.

Vibha Nayak

Business Development Lead

Sales and Marketing lead expert in the impact of online harm for online platforms. Graduated from Warwick University with a strong technical background.

Sanket Naik

Trust and Safety Lead

Platform safety specialist, with years of experience in content policy management. Previously leading content large teams of moderators from large social media companies.

Mattia Assogna

Lead Frontend Engineer

Mattia has lead the software development of a wide variety of products, from human genome research (GSK) to sports streaming platform (DAZN), among many others. In particular, Mattia has coordinated hundreds of engineers towards a scalable software to serve millions of users globally.

Vilius Pankauskas

Security Engineer

Security specialist with more than 10 years experience in the field. Built security in companies from financial sector to Web3.

Allen Skinn


B2B AI-focused SaaS executive including a diverse background in professional services, customer success, and operations with over 20+ years experience.

Kieron Maddison

Product Manager and Head of Public Policy

Working at the intersection of policy and engineering, Kieron brings expertise from the fields of Trust & Safety, Privacy, Risk & Compliance. Previously worked as Privacy Program Manager at Meta

Nathan Witmer

Business Development Lead

Heading up our North America business development activities. Nathan brings his expertise from the fields of Trust & Safety, Content Moderation and Law Enforcement.

Ameya Bhatawdeka


Machine Learning Scientist (Director) at Microsoft. Developed Internet scale AI systems at Microsoft and Facebook to protect people from abuse and harm.

Todd Nilson


Experienced digital strategist with over 25 years of consulting experience, specialized in community-building, digital workplace transformations, and marketing strategy.

Kyle Dent


Head of AI at Palo-Alto Research Center (PARC) and Software Services Architect at Hewlett-Packard, decades of experience as leader in the high-tech industry.

Ben Greenstone


Before setting up Taso Advisory, Ben was an adviser on technology and creative industries policy to Cabinet Ministers and Ministers in the UK Government.

Stephanie Borne


Digital transformation, strategic marketing and innovation advisor / change and inclusivity champion. Ex Shelter and NSPCC and BIMA Charities Council co-chair.

Our publications

The Checkstep team has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles.

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