NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Util, a provider of sustainable impact data for asset managers and institutional investors, announced today the hiring of Bridget Gleason as chief revenue officer. Based in San Francisco, Gleason will support the London-based firm’s demand-driven expansion into the U.S.
“Bridget joins Util at a pivotal time for the company and for the wider sustainable investment industry,” said Patrick Wood Uribe, Util CEO. “Amid greenwashing concerns and the evolving regulatory environment, the demand for tamper-proof impact data that helps investors make better, more sustainable investment decisions continues to grow exponentially. Bridget’s wealth of experience in high-technology, high-growth environments will be invaluable as Util continues to expand in the US.”
Gleason brings more than 20 years of go-to-market experience to the team. Prior to joining Util, she served as the chief sales officer at cloud database virtualization platform Silk and global vice president of sales at Tidelift. She has a proven record of success leading both enterprise and high-velocity sales organizations for start-up, early stage, and high-growth SaaS and PaaS technology companies—achieving double- and triple-digit growth in revenues and customer retention.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to drive Util’s growth in the U.S. and U.K.,” said Gleason. “My goal is to increase investors’ access to rigorous ESG data at scale across asset classes, supporting their ability to build strong, resilient portfolios.”
Gleason is the latest appointment to be announced in a series of high- profile senior hires at Util. Recent senior hires include Riaz Shaikh, vice president of product development at Util and former global head of data analytics strategy in investment banking at Credit Suisse; Aarti Sarin, vice president of customer success at Util, formerly at Daon; and Mike Goynes, chief technology officer at Util and former chief data officer at Interos.
These appointments follow the closing of a second six million dollar seed round in November, 2022. The round was led by Eldridge, with participation from Oxford Sciences Enterprise, Luxembourg Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Util is an award-winning provider of sustainable impact data and intelligence to financial institutions. Its evidence-driven analytics capture the performance of 50,000 listed companies—of every size, region, and sector—relative to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and thousands of other sustainability concepts, empowering investors to better understand and optimize their real-world impact.