We are Crisp

The world is changing, but our vision of helping to create a digital world that is safe for everyone is more than 16 years in the making.

Our journey

Throughout our journey we’ve trained our AI technology to discover and track the risk signals embedded within digital chatter to be the leading expert in fast, actionable risk intelligence. Today, digital chatter is an essential source of risk intelligence for protecting the global enterprise. We’ve helped digital marketing, communications, trust & safety, security, HR, operations and corporate customers protect their brands, assets and people from reputational damage, security threats and online harms. With Crisp, they are first to know and first to act.

Our story

Established in 2005, Crisp began by protecting children and teenagers using online games, apps and social networks from pedophiles and child exploitation groups. Since then, our Real-time Risk Intelligence capabilities have expanded to include trolling, hate, media, influencer, terrorist, conspiracy, election interference, bad actor, agenda-driven, fringe and community groups.

As a leading expert in fast, actionable risk intelligence, we have a unique understanding of the risk signals embedded within digital chatter. This expertise is powered by our continuously-trained Risk Intelligence Graph, which helps us to protect our customers’ brands, assets and people from reputational damage, security threats and online harms.

We have spent 16 years training our AI technology to discover and track these risk signals. As a result, Crisp customers get peace of mind, 24/7/365. Today Crisp protects over $6.5 trillion in combined market capitalization for over 1,000 brands. Crisp customers are always first to know and first to act.

Crisp is headquartered in Leeds UK with US offices in Chicago.

Crisp today

$6.5T market cap

Protects $6.5 trillion in combined customer market capitalization

2B+ users

Contributes to the safe, daily online experience of more than two billion users

450M children

Provides a safer online experience for more than 450 million children

650 analysts

Employs a global network of more than 650 risk analysts

50+ languages

More than 50 languages interpreted by native speakers

24/7/365

Coverage anywhere in the world, day or night

Meet our team

Board of Directors

Adam Hildreth

Adam Hildreth

CEO/Founder and Board Member

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Executive Chairman/CFO and Board Member

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Baird Capital Board Member

Peter Maude

Peter Maude

Chief Technology Officer and Board Member

Vikram Sharma

Vikram Sharma

US President and Board Member

Advisory Board

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Advisory Board Member

Paul Rand

Paul Rand

Advisory Board Member

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Advisory Board Member

Executive Team

Emma Monks

Emma Monks

Chief Experience Officer

James Geary

James Geary

Chief Production Officer

John-Orr Hanna

John-Orr Hanna

Chief Intelligence Officer

Kevin Fletcher

Kevin Fletcher

Chief Data Officer

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Dix

Paul Dix

Finance Director

Richard Pasewark

Richard Pasewark

Chief Revenue Officer

Extended Leadership Team

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews

VP of Business Assurance

Jamie Dearnley

Jamie Dearnley

VP of Engineering

Kirsten Brumfitt

Kirsten Brumfitt

VP of People

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor

VP of Human Intelligence

Rhyan Weston

Rhyan Weston

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Shirley Stackhouse

Shirley Stackhouse

VP of AI Risk Detection

Stuart Misell

Stuart Misell

VP of Operations

Partnerships Team

Alan Copeland

Alan Copeland

VP of Sector

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

VP of Sector

David Hunter

David Hunter

VP of Sales

Fiona Thornton

Fiona Thornton

Head of Account Management

Jimmie Berry

Jimmie Berry

VP of Sales

Merrill Philips

Merrill Philips

VP of Sales

Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne

VP of Sales

Mike Hess

Mike Hess

VP of Demand Gen

Naim Halloum

Naim Halloum

VP of Sector

Sarah Stead

Sarah Stead

VP of Sector

Interested in joining our team?

Crisp is a recognized industry leader in Real-time Risk Intelligence

We’re honored to have been recognized for our relentless pursuit of excellence in risk intelligence and our pioneering real-time approach, which discovers and tracks the risk signals embedded within digital chatter. Our entrepreneurial spirit remains core to our DNA. Our elite teams inspire us everyday. In other words, we’re just getting started.

Awards

  • PRWeek Dashboard 25 - class of 2022
  • GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards Top 15 Fastest Growing Larger Technology Companies
  • GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies
  • Business Cloud 100 MediaTech Innovators
  • PRWeek Dashboard 25 - class of 2021
  • IoD Director of the Year 2020
  • Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Award 2020
  • Mills & Reeves Yorkshire Top Tech 20
  • Yorkshire Business Desk Business Masters Awards 2020
  • Digital Leaders 100
  • Sunday Times Tech Track 100 League Table
  • Tech Nation Future Fifty

Our commitment

Crisp is helping to create a digital world that is safe for everyone

Along with protecting more than $6.5 trillion in combined market capitalization for our customers, our Real-time Risk Intelligence solutions have contributed to the safe, daily online experiences of more than two billion users, covering an estimated 450 million children. As a founding member of OSTIA, the UK Government-backed industry body of UK companies working toward the common goal of a safer internet for everyone, our influence and network of online safety partners provide a voice of hope for what can be done to advance the cause of online safety.

This commitment extends to our active membership and involvement with INHOPE and WeProtect.

Crisp certifications and accreditations

Mindful Employer Charter

To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to supporting our employees with their mental health wellbeing, and to bring awareness to this important issue, Crisp has signed the Mindful Employer Charter.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a United Kingdom Government-backed scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre that helps organizations guard against cyber attacks.

ISO 27001

ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard for information security. Its Informational Security Management System provides a best practice approach that helps organizations manage their information security by addressing people, processes, and technology.

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