Crisp is your
first line of defense

Crisp delivers early-warning risk intelligence to leading brands, global enterprises and social media platforms

Crisp provides 24/7/365 early-warning risk intelligence through our expert global team specializing in linguistics, reporting, psychology, data protection, law and regulation.

About Crisp

Crisp provides 24/7/365 early-warning risk intelligence for leading brands, global enterprises and social media platforms, providing customers with a real-time risk defense, with intelligence and compliance solutions guaranteed to ensure our customers are always the first to know and act.

These risks can take many forms, including activist attacks, hate speech, threats, fake news, false rumors, illegal content, compliance failures and many more. Fueled by the increased popularity of closed social media groups and messaging apps, this harmful content can now spread virally, at scale before it reaches mainstream media channels. Unfortunately, anyone has the power to create and share harmful content, especially instigators and influencers who distribute millions of new types every day.

Established in 2005 by online gaming and social media entrepreneur Adam Hildreth, Crisp began protecting children and teenagers using online games and social networks from abuse, sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and other online harms. This relentless focus on helping to create a digital world that is safe for everyone has been Crisp’s mission from day one. Today that passion extends to working with leading brands, global enterprises and social media platforms.

Trained on 15+ years of online harm detection, Crisp’s real-time digital reputation graph discovers, tracks, rapidly alerts and removes harmful content. We analyze billions of instigator and influencer signals from the open, deep, dark web and closed messaging apps, going where no one else goes. This technology is used by a global team of experts specializing in signals intelligence, linguistics, big data, AI, human intelligence, psychology, data protection, and law and regulation.

It has become an early warning and threat intervention system for high-impact, business-critical incidents and issues. By observing influencers and instigators in real-time, we guarantee you will be the first to know and act. As a result, Crisp contributes to the safe, daily online experiences for over two billion users (covering an estimated 450 million children) across the globe.

Crisp continues to rapidly expand while proudly keeping its roots firmly in Leeds, England.

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/CRO and Board Member

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Baird Capital Board Member

Emma Monks

Emma Monks

CXO

James Geary

James Geary

CPO

John-Orr Hanna

John-Orr Hanna

CIO

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

CMO

Paul Rand

Paul Rand

Advisory Board Member

Pete Maude

Pete Maude

CTO and Board Member

Rhyan Weston

Rhyan Weston

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Advisory Board Member

Vikram Sharma

Vikram Sharma

US President/CGO and Board Member

Management team

David Hunter

David Hunter

VP of Sales

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews

VP of Quality Assurance

James Dearnley

James Dearnley

VP of Engineering

Jimmie Berry

Jimmie Berry

VP of Sales

Kirsten Brumfitt

Kirsten Brumfitt

VP of People

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor

VP of Human Intelligence

Paul Dix

Paul Dix

Financial Controller

Richard Hope

Richard Hope

VP of Sales

Shirley Stackhouse

Shirley Stackhouse

VP Organizational Development

Stuart Misell

Stuart Misell

VP of Program Delivery

Agnes Leonska

Agnes Leonska

Head of HR

Joanne Sheldon

Joanne Sheldon

Head of Consultancy

Katherine James

Katherine James

Head of Account Management

Sarah Stead

Sarah Stead

Head of Senior Client Partners

Sophie Fenwick

Sophie Fenwick

Head of Output

OSTIA - Online Safety Tech Industry Association

Creating a digital world that's safe for everyone

Crisp is a proud member of OSTIA, the UK Government-backed industry body of UK companies working toward the common goal of a safer internet for everyone. Through their collective influence and network, Crisp and its partners provide a voice of hope for what can be done to advance the cause of online safety.

Join the Crisp Team

From content analysts to developers to language specialists, we're constantly looking for talented individuals who share our vision of helping to create a digital world that is safe for everyone.