Everian was formed following the death of co-founder Rich Conant’s family member. His grieving mother-in-law watched her husband’s identity get hijacked just weeks after his unexpected death. Thousands of dollars were charged to an existing credit card and new accounts were opened daily. The shock of this theft intensified her grief and caused much pain during an already complicated time.
Rich’s brother, Pat, is a software engineer. In talking through what happened, they came to the conclusion that this kind of identity theft just shouldn’t happen. Pat engineered a system to help keep this painful crime from hurting other families. Our aim is to eliminate this exceedingly common (800,000 times per year for 2.5M deaths annually in the US!) crime while eliminating the risk, hassle, distraction, uncertainty, and stress of dealing with after-death paperwork.