Primary Role
Co-Founder at kernel
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Person Details


Eric Kowalchyk is the co-founder of Kernel Networks, Inc (, based in San Francisco, CA. kernel is a software startup focused on helping people collect and summarize feedback and information from groups.

Eric is a former a Product Manager at LinkedIn where he oversaw global billing and payments systems. At LinkedIn he focused on scaling the company's billing operations to support LinkedIn's rapid growth turning payments into a core competency and competitive advantage. Eric managed transitions of the payments systems pre and post-IPO and was part of numerous paid product launches ranging from the vertical subscriptions like Job Seeker subscription, self service Recruiter subscriptions, Talent Match and Sponsored Jobs You May Be Interested in.

In the past Eric was part of a new payments product development team at Intuit where he founded Eric managed GoPayment, a new product that enables businesses to accept credit and debit card payments using their mobile phone ( from idea to commercial success from 2007-2010.

From idea to growth, Eric specializes in building new businesses as a general Product Manager. He is currently scaling the early product and operations at Kernel Networks.

Experience (3)

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    Global Billing and Payments Product Manager
    Apr 1, 2010 - Jan 12, 2013
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    Mobile Payments Product Manager
    Sep 1, 2005 - Mar 31, 2010

Education (1)