About CRI

Founded in 2012, CRI is a Corporate Intelligence Consultancy based in London and New York.

Our Team

Directors

Chris Robinson

Managing Director

Chris Robinson

Managing Director

Chris Robinson founded CRI in 2012 after eight years working in-house and as a consultant for leading international business intelligence consultancies in London and New York. He has managed hundreds of intelligence gathering projects globally working for a range of corporate clients including investment banks, fund managers, corporations, private equity, law firms and financial services firms in addition to non-governmental and cultural organisations. A dual UK-US national, Chris is a recognised expert at conducting and managing investigations in both markets.

Chris previously worked at GPW, overseeing long-running investigations in Russia and the Middle East, interviewing whistleblowers globally and advising senior executives. He has worked for Control Risks in London and New York managing their largest investment banking client relationship and he started his career at Quest Investigations.

Chris graduated from Cambridge University and has a MA in Social and Political Sciences.



Associates

Jack Fenwick

Jack Fenwick

Jack recently completed his MSc in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction for his thesis on the political impact of recent protests in Chile.

He previously worked as a political and economics intelligence reporter for Latin News and spent almost two years working in business development for a tech startup overseeing its launch in Spain and subsequently into key global markets including the US. Jack spent a year after graduation as a trade analyst for the UK Department for International Trade within the British Embassy in Santiago, Chile.

Jack has a first-class BA in Modern Languages from Durham University, and speaks French and Spanish. He is learning Portuguese.


Hugo Goodchild

Head of Operations

Hugo Goodchild

Head of Operations

Hugo joined CRI from a boutique corporate intelligence firm based in Switzerland where he worked as an analyst focusing on emerging and frontier markets. He previously worked for Ascent Africa, a private equity firm investing in Sub-Saharan Africa supporting its research and analysis for its East African based fund.

Hugo has a first-class BSc in Geography and a MSc in International Development from the Global Development Institute, both from the University of Manchester.


Liora Richman

Liora Richman

Liora joined CRI after working at the Serious Fraud Office where she was engaged in investigating complex accounting frauds. Liora previously worked in litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright and Reed Smith where she assisted on a variety of disputes.

Liora has a BA in Politics and East European Studies from University College London and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law.



Analysts

Cascade Clavin

Head of Social Media

Cascade Clavin

Head of Social Media

Cascade leads CRI’s Social Media Investigations and Advisory service.

Cascade previously worked for an investigations and security consultancy where she helped develop their social media analysis capabilities. In addition to open-source intelligence gathering her skillset includes computer programming and coding to extract data from social media platforms, and identifying key nodes of influence based off social media activity.

Cascade has a MA in Conflict and Security from the International Relations department at Exeter University receiving a distinction for her thesis on the rise of open source intelligence in the private sector; and a BSc in International Management from Cardiff University.


Iris H.

Head of Research

Iris H.

Head of Research

Iris is a Senior Analyst at CRI responsible for leading our resource management and open source capabilities. She joined CRI after two years working for a London-based boutique corporate intelligence firm where she worked on a range of investigations.

Iris has a first-class BA in International Relations from King’s College London and a MSc in
Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University. She speaks French and Spanish.


Julien Chatel

Julien Chatel

Julien recently completed his MPhil in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.

He previously worked with the International Crisis Group in Colombia, covering politics, economics and conflict across the region. Julien also worked on external relations at the School of Public Administration of Mexico City.

Julien has a first-class BA in International Relations from King’s College London and a BA in Philosophy from Paris Nanterre University. He speaks French and Spanish and is learning Persian.


Mitch Riding

Mitch Riding

Mitch recently completed his MSc in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford.

Mitch previously worked for a security and risk consultancy on its Europe and Eurasia desk where he wrote daily risk and security updates with a focus on Russia and the FSU.

Mitch has a first-class BA in History, Politics and Economics from University College London.


Varvara Vassilieva

Senior Analyst

Varvara Vassilieva

Senior Analyst

Varvara graduated from Cambridge University with a triple first-class BA in Human, Social and Political Science with a focus on political science and international relations.

Whilst at Cambridge Varvara worked as a Research Director at London Politica, a student-run political risk and intelligence consultancy. Varvara has previously conducted research on human rights in the former Soviet Union for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia office of Amnesty International and authored a paper for the OSCE on Central Asian integration. Her research on legacies of authoritarianism in Russia was published in the Cambridge Journal of Political Affairs in 2020.

Varvara speaks Russian and German.



Careers

Current Openings

We are always interested in hearing from talented candidates. Please feel free to send a CV and a short covering email to info@cri.ltd.

Feb 2022:

Associate 

We are recruiting for a full time Associate to join us asap. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years professional experience and has worked in-house for a leading business intelligence consultancy in the UK or US, managing cases and clients. You will be experienced at managing and training researchers, report writing and editing, have a strong command of open source intelligence resources and be used to working in a fast-paced environment. You will have full working proficiency in at least one other language. Apply by emailing a CV and a short covering email to info@cri.ltd.

Apply by emailing a CV and a short covering email to info@cri.ltd.