About Us

Util objectively measures whether, and how, companies are making the world better or worse.

Util is backed by leading private equity and venture capital firms, and seasoned private investors. As a business rooted in tech, Util has been selected for a suite of world-leading accelerators, including the New York FinTech Innovation Lab, the London Mayor's International Business Programme, and the MassChallenge 2022 FinTech program.

Our analytics have been recognised by a number of prestigious awards, including ESG FinTech 100 of Fintech Global 100 ESG Research of the Year, North America at Environmental Finance’s Sustainable Investment Awards 2022 (winner), Best Sustainable Investment Research & Ratings Provider (winner) and Best Sustainable Thought Leadership Paper (finalist) at Investment Week’s Sustainable Investment Awards 2022  and Best Sustainable Investment Research & Ratings Provider at Investment Week’s Sustainable Investment Awards 2021 (finalist).

Today, we are a rapidly growing team based out of the UK and US.

Meet our leadership team

Patrick Wood Uribe, Chief Executive Officer

Patrick brings a wealth of experience at the intersection of machine learning and finance. Before Util, Patrick was Head of Business Development at Kensho, a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics to sophisticated financial institutions and critical government agencies. In addition to serving Kensho's clients in the finance industry and intelligence community, Patrick was Kensho's Head of Academic Research, leading the firm's many collaborations with distinguished academic institutions and research teams. In 2018, Kensho was acquired by S&P Global in the world's largest AI acquisition to date. Patrick joined Kensho from The Advisory Board Company, a global health care research and technology firm, where he provided strategic guidance and leadership development to health care executives in the US, Columbia, Brazil, and the Middle East. Prior, Patrick was a tenure-track professor at Boston University. In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals, he has delivered lectures and seminars on his research across the US and Europe at institutions including the Max-Planck-Institut in Berlin, Oxford University, Yale University, and the European University Institute in Florence.

Mike Goynes, Chief Technology Officer

Mike was previously Chief Data Officer at supply chain risk firm Interos, which became one of the world's first female-led unicorns - with a $1 billion valuation - in 2021. There, he created and led multi-discipline engineering teams and helped design the technical infrastructure that provides risk data on hundreds of millions of organisations and 2+ billion supply chains. Prior to Interos, Mike was Vice President at Optoro, a circular economy company awarded Enterprise of the Year by the World Economic Forum, where he founded several technology departments including the data science team.

Bridget Gleason, Chief Revenue Officer

Bridget has 20+ years of go-to-market experience with a proven record of success building and leading both enterprise and high-velocity sales organisations for start-up, early stage, and high-growth SaaS and PaaS technology companies - achieving double- and triple-digit growth in revenues and customer retention. Often asked to present at sales and leadership events, she is recognised for her expertise in sales acceleration and scale - building sustainable, repeatable, and successful go-to-market engines. Prior to joining Util, Bridget was the Chief Sales Officer for Silk.us, a cloud database virtualisation platform.

Aarti Sarin, Vice President of Customer Success

Aarti has over 22 years of extensive customer success, project management, and consulting experience. Prior to Util, Aarti was the VP of Customer Success, Americas at Daon, an innovator in developing and deploying biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions worldwide. There she led and managed the Customer Success, Implementation Services, and Support team for Daon's customers in North, Central, and South America. Prior to Daon, Aarti was the Director of Customer Success at Interos, a supply chain risk firm where she built the foundation for the Interos Customer Success team and infrastructure from the ground up. Aarti holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Blair Staunton, Chief Marketing Officer

Blair brings 15+ years of digital and traditional marketing and communications expertise within disruptive start-ups and mid-size businesses. Her experience includes a unique blend of brand and performance marketing across B2B and DTC verticals, and she has a passion for brand development, positioning and messaging. Prior to joining Util, Blair was SVP of Marketing and Communications for Caribou – an auto refinance company backed by Goldman Sachs, where she led the marketing department to support 3X revenue growth and a $1 billion valuation for the company.