Metisentry-Founded Station Check Announces Sale to Industry Leader July 29, 2019

Metisentry-Founded Station Check Announces Sale to Industry Leader





Metisentry-Founded Station Check Announces Sale to Industry Leader


July 9th, 2019 -- CLEVELAND, OH-based software company, Station Check has announced the sale of its platform. Founded and incubated by Metisentry owner, Marling Engle, Station Check quickly grew and was spun off into its own entity in 2014 with co-founder and current CEO, Tony Crisalli, and lead investor, Fred DiSanto.

“We built Station Check to meet the demand within fire stations for the replacement of paper processes with digital processes,” said Engle. “After successful beta launch, demand increased. It was then we saw the real potential and presented the opportunity to Fred.”

After becoming an independent company, Engle and his development team at Metisentry worked to build and scale the product, while the StationCheck team continued to onboard new customers with new features. DiSanto led the investment activities, provided strategic guidance, and continued to fund the growth; ultimately orchestrating a successful exit. “It’s a great SaaS Factory story,” said Engle. “Station Check is one illustration of the paths in front of successful SaaS startups. We spotted an opportunity to build a valuable organization and serve a community. We seeded a team who continued to operate and grow the organization until the number one company in the industry acquired it.” Both Metisentry and Engle were Station Check shareholders at the time of the exit.

Station Check’s platform will now be available to a greater number of fire stations across the country. The acquisition was officially announced on July 8th, 2019, and specifics regarding financials are being withheld as it is a private sale.

Station Check is one of several portfolio companies founded initially or acquired by Metisentry. Started as a software development company, Metisentry has recently begun making a stronger push into investments.


About Metisentry

Metisentry is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company offering platform-agnostic broad and flexible discovery, cloud hosting, and SaaS development services. Dubbed, “The SaaS Factory,” Metisentry works to provide clients with end-to-end SaaS service and support. The discovery process uncovers viability in the marketplace and sets the road mapping framework. Development utilizes highly skilled product, project, and UX/UI  specialists to bring the application to life. Cloud hosting provides a safe and reliable home for the finished application. With a focus on overall business value, Metisentry’s holistic approach, and full suite of services and support is what sets them apart from other SaaS development companies. Metisentry is headquartered in Akron, OH. For more information, visit


About Station Check

Station Check’s asset management, workflow, and checklist software helps fire departments achieve the highest standard of readiness, compliance, and accountability. The company began in 2010 with a single fire station and now has thousands using the powerful and easy to use software in the USA and Canada to stay aligned and ready for what’s next. Station Check is a registered U.S. Government contractor and an Ohio limited liability corporation. Learn more at




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Jeff joined Metisentry in 2019 as the Director of Marketing. His background in product management, product development, and innovation position Jeff well for his current role. In his capacity as Director of Marketing, he is responsible for marketing, business strategy development, and product development. Additionally, he'll be offering marketing guidance for Metisentry clients; ensuring their software, application, and web products meet customer needs in a timely and profitable manner.