Our Team

Brandon Lino

National Sales Manager

Brandon Lino is a resident of Savannah, Ga. where he lives with his wife and family.  He is a graduate of Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. and began his college career at Northern Arizona University.  Brandon later received his undergraduate degree in communications with a minor in business from the University of Arizona in 2001. 

After pursuing his passion for Real Estate, he later joined the team at Checkmate Inspections in 2005 as the collateral inspections coordinator.  Brandon also plays a large role as part of the national sales team for Checkmate Inspections and is focused on expanding the company’s market nationwide.

Russ Lino

President and Founder

Out of college, Russ Lino started his finance industry career in Chicago with Westinghouse Credit Corp. as a sales representative.  He went on to serve Westinghouse Credit as Midwest Regional Sales Manager and District Manager in Birmingham, AL.  Other finance company experiences include sales management positions in Birmingham with NCNB Leasing, Citicorp, and HBE Leasing in Phoenix AZ. 

In 1991, with fifteen years experience in the equipment finance industry, Russ moved over to the collateral inspection business and soon after started Checkmate Inspections.  

For 20+ years Checkmate Inspections has been working with major financial institutions providing fast and accurate inspections for all types of collateral and various industries.


Catherine Millard

Director of Operations

After college, Catherine moved from her home in Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles, CA to begin a career in the Film and Television industry. She spent the next ten years in marketing and promotion at several studios including Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Warner Brothers before returning back to Atlanta to work for Turner Broadcasting.

After taking time away from the work force to raise her daughter, Catherine managed several marketing and operations assignments including a winery and an active ecommerce web site. In 2002, Catherine joined the team at Checkmate Inspections to assist in the every day operations of the business.