We are Crisp

The world is changing, but our vision of helping create a digital world that is safe for everyone has been 15 years in the making.

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 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 on the motivations, tactics and tradecraft of these groups, we have a unique understanding of their narratives and content, who they target and where they begin online. This expertise is powered by our continuously-trained Social Intelligence Graph, which captures intelligence on every activist and bad actor group that could harm our customers.

Through a combination of AI and human intelligence we’re able to analyze millions of digital conversations in real-time to reveal the hidden relationships between these individuals and their groups in order to predict their impact as early as possible, guaranteeing our customers are always first to know and first to act.

As a result, our customers gain an early-warning advantage over damaging content and narratives, giving them the critical time they need to react or respond. Today our intelligence solution is trusted by leading brands, global enterprises and social media platforms.

We currently protect more than $4.5 trillion in aggregate market capital for our customers. Although our client base hails from around the world, our roots remain proudly planted in our Leeds HQ, with offices in London and Chicago.

“As a leading expert on the motivations, tactics and tradecraft of these groups, we have a unique understanding of their narratives and content, who they target and where they begin online.”

Board of directors and executive team

Adam Hildreth

Adam Hildreth

CEO/Founder and Board Member

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Advisory Board Member

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Executive Chairman and Board Member

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Baird Capital Board Member

Emma Monks

Emma Monks

Chief Experience Officer

James Geary

James Geary

Chief Product 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

Paul Rand

Paul Rand

Advisory Board Member

Peter Maude

Peter Maude

Chief Technology Officer and Board Member

Rhyan Weston

Rhyan Weston

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Richard Pasewark

Richard Pasewark

Chief Revenue Officer

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Advisory Board Member

Vikram Sharma

Vikram Sharma

US President and Board Member

Management team

Agnes Leonska

Agnes Leonska

Head of Human Resources

Alan Copeland

Alan Copeland

VP of Sector

Anurag Abinashi

Anurag Abinashi

VP of Sales

David Hunter

David Hunter

VP of Sales

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews

VP of Quality Assurance

Jamie Dearnley

Jamie Dearnley

VP of Engineering

Jimmie Berry

Jimmie Berry

VP of Sales

Joanne Sheldon

Joanne Sheldon

Head of Consultancy

Kirsten Brumfitt

Kirsten Brumfitt

VP of People

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor

VP of Human Intelligence

Matt Lindsay

Matt Lindsay

Head of Solution Design

Naim Halloum

Naim Halloum

VP of Sector

Richard Hope

Richard Hope

VP of Sales

Sarah Stead

Sarah Stead

VP of Sector

Shirley Stackhouse

Shirley Stackhouse

VP of Organizational Development

Stuart Misell

Stuart Misell

VP of Program Delivery

Sophie Fenwick

Sophie Fenwick

Head of Output

Stephen D'Arcy

Stephen D'Arcy

Head of Ontology

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Crisp is a recognized industry leader in risk intelligence

We’re honored to have been recognized for our relentless pursuit of excellence in risk intelligence and our pioneering expertise in the motivations, tactics and tradecraft of bad actors, agenda-driven groups and communities online. Our entrepreneurial spirit remains core to our DNA. Our elite teams inspire us everyday. In other words, we’re just getting started.

Awards

  • Business Cloud 100 MediaTech Innovators
  • PRWeek Dashboard 25
  • IoD Director of the Year 2020
  • Mills & Reeves Yorkshire Top Tech 20
  • Digital Leaders 100
  • Sunday Times Tech Track 100 League Table
  • Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Award 2020
  • OSTIA - Online safety tech industry association
  • Tech Nation Future Fifty
  • Yorkshire Business Desk Business Masters Awards 2020
  • GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards

Our commitment

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

Along with protecting more than $4.5 trillion in combined market capitalization for our customers, our intelligence solution has 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.

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