Our Mission

At Cherry, we believe in the power of community. That’s why we decided to build a financial services company that at its core serves local businesses and its consumers. The lifeblood of our economy starts on Main Street and we felt it was finally time that a company stood for society’s true entrepreneurs, local business owners.

Simplicity in Technology

Beyond our team’s passion for local businesses, we hold firm that technology has the power to make everyday life easier. We strive for simplicity in our product, process, and decision making. We believe the ambiguous nature of larger financial institutions make what should be simple complex. It is why transparency is a core value of our company and is what we aim to provide to our merchants, consumers and employees; allowing them to make more informed decisions and giving them better peace of mind.

Data Driven

We are driven to always do the right thing and let the integrity of data drive our path forward.

Celebrate Our Community

We as a team always have an eye towards the future but are never too busy to celebrate the wins, no matter how big or small. We aim to build and maintain a culture where passion and fun should be embraced, not checked at the door; working hard and having fun should never be mutually exclusive.

Meet the team

Get to know the people behind Cherry.

Abigail Kulwicki

Partner Onboarding Specialist

Halid Ceylan

Senior DevOps Engineer

Phillip Dziedzic

Design Lead

Tavis Monroe

Collections Team Lead

Ben Gobar

Ben Gobar

Head of Servicing

Hami Çakir

Full Stack Software Engineer

Regan Pecjak

Business Analyst

Teyonna Jarman

Chief of Staff

Charles Mourani

Co-Founder & CTO

Irem Korkmaz

Engineering Manager

Ryan Cannon

Head of Risk

Thanh Huynh

Product & Frontend Engineer

Felix Steinmeyer

Co-Founder & CEO

Kimberlee Tannous

Senior Sales Account Executive

Sean Schroeder

Chief Operating Officer

Uğur Gökay Ortasöz

Software Engineer

Gabriel Dejene

Gabriel Dejene


Mustafa Berberoğlu

Lead Backend Engineer

Sonia Aguayo

Partner Onboarding Specialist

Yulia Fox

Senior Account Executive