Pete is the founder of CheckFree, which started as an online bill payment company and grew into the largest online banking, payment processing, and business analytics company in the world before selling to Fiserv for $4.4 Billion in 2007. Pete started CheckFree from his grandmother’s basement in 1981, and CheckFree helped put Columbus on the map when it comes to business and entrepreneurship.
(00:00:30) Episode 100 – Thank you!
(00:00:35) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus!
(00:00:54) The SunDown Group
(00:01:14) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:47) Do you want to sponsor Conquering Columbus?
(00:02:05) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:00) Introduction to Pete Kight
(00:04:40) Pete’s childhood
(00:07:45) The inspiration behind starting CheckFree… “A fear of not doing my best”
(00:11:48) Learning and developing an extreme work ethic
(00:14:30) Taking CheckFree from ideation to creation
(00:26:15) The first employees at CheckFree and work-life balance early-on
(00:30:30) Landing the initial customer base of CheckFree
(00:35:45) Growth and development of the company, once the concept had been proven
(00:43:30) The biggest milestones and challenges throughout the growth of CheckFree
(00:47:25) My biggest fear was that I would look back and say that I could’ve worked harder and I could’ve done more
(00:48:10) A front-row seat to the 2008 financial crisis and the sale to Fiserv
(00:53:30) Pete’s emotions pre and post-sale of CheckFree
(00:57:30) Pete’s life today and goals for the future
(00:59:00) Live Uncomfortably
(01:08:25) Closing remarks
(01:08:45) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus!
(01:09:07) The SunDown Group
(01:09:29) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(01:10:00) Conquering Columbus outro