JusCheckIt Wins 2022 UC Davis Big Bang!

We are thrilled to announce that JusCheckIt, a dynamic legal tech startup based in Sacramento, has emerged as the winner of the prestigious $10,000 Social Entrepreneurship Award in the highly acclaimed 2022 Big Bang! Business Competition held at the University of California, Davis. This remarkable achievement highlights our unwavering commitment to bridging the justice gap prevalent in the United States.

At JusCheckIt, our mission is clear: to create an inclusive and accessible online community where individuals can find reliable legal information, engage in meaningful conversations, and ultimately secure the representation they need. We firmly believe that empowering people with knowledge is the first step towards achieving justice.

With the prize money from the competition, we are now poised to take JusCheckIt to the next level. Our immediate plans include launching our website to the public. This will be accompanied by targeted marketing campaigns to help us reach widespread awareness and adoption. Simultaneously, we will be investing in the continued development of enhanced features specifically designed to empower legal professionals, enabling them to provide the most comprehensive support to our community members. Alongside these exciting developments, we will be embarking on a brand revamp to further refine our identity and strengthen our position in the market.

Looking ahead, our long-term vision is to extend our reach nationwide, assisting individuals from all corners of the country with their diverse legal issues. We are actively seeking partnerships with multiple legal outlets to create a robust network of support and resources that will make JusCheckit the destination for online legal services.

This recognition in the Big Bang! Business Competition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of people facing legal challenges. Together, we will continue to innovate, disrupt, and empower individuals throughout their legal journeys.

For more information about JusCheckIt and our groundbreaking initiatives, please visit our community or reach out to us directly at info@juscheckit.com.

Chris Denend

Chris Denend is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for JusCheckIt.  He has over 30 years of experience in the technology field, as both a programmer and as a manager/VP/SVP/CTO at various companies ranging in size from start-ups to publicly traded companies.  Prior to joining JusCheckit, Chris was pursuing his own startup ideas.  Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product at TrueCar, a digital automotive marketplace.  Earlier in his career, Chris was a Vice President at Shutterfly where he worked to integrate and scale the ThisLife start-up acquisition.  Before that he spent 5 years at the start-up Prosper, as the first VP of Engineering, then as the CTO.  Chris spent 7 years at Macromedia, in both programming and leadership roles.  He graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Ryan Guaglione

Ryan is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for JusCheckIt. His vast skill set and experience with sales teams, product managers, supply chain logistics, and many more departments give him a knowledgeable mindset into how to oversee and ensure all facets of the company are running smoothly.   The start of his career was heavily marketing and consumer relations based as he served an internship for the BSU athletics program as well as a software consultant for Reynolds and Reynolds. The financial side of these businesses sparked an interest to further develop his career in the field of revenue and pricing; while using what he had learned about the consumer and their needs and reactions to industry changes. Ryan has now compiled several years of analytical experience with companies such as Cardinal Health, Holland America, and CalAmp. Through these roles he has been tasked with maintaining financial stability and consistency in several areas of the businesses including deal making, price logging, competitive analysis, and more. 

Jackson Wise

Jackson Wise is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of JusCheckIt. He brings his experience as a Preconstruction Manager at Deacon Construction managing the financial side of large construction projects ranging from $10MM to $150MM. He graduated from the University of California Davis in June 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to UC Davis, during his time at a local community college, he held an internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as AutoCAD draftsman and Data Center Energy Management Technician with their IT Infrastructure department. His experience estimating and managing complex projects, coupled with his interest in personal finance, makes him a great fit for managing JusCheckIt’s finances.

Cameron Gallad

Cameron Gallad is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JusCheckIt. Cameron is an established professional and entrepreneur who is an Account Executive for 3fold Communications, a member of the Leadership Council for Metro Edge as well as a Board Member for both SMART Sacramento and the UC Davis Young Alumni Association. Prior to JusCheckIt, Cameron worked for various legal and justice based positions while at community college including: the Office of Governor Jerry Brown in the Legal Affairs Division, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and a Business Planning and Estate Planning/Tax law firm. He is a UC Davis Alumnus, where he studied Communication, Economics, & Tech Management.  He was Director of Legislative Affairs for his local student government where he led a committee that built a proposal to help give better resources to sexual harassment and assault survivors. Cameron’s breadth of experience and personal story is what allows him to manage the leadership role of CEO for JusCheckIt.