Paddy Benson


Paddy brings a high level of technical sophistication and leadership to our engineering team, and has a seasoned background propelling organizations to success via their technological initiatives.

Before Utmost, Paddy was CTO for EMEA & VP of Engineering for Groupon, where he was responsible for the global data engineering as well as driving major improvements in uptime and reliability throughout the entire product offering. He also initiated and ran the global Engineering Excellence program, which streamlined and simplified Groupon’s global path to production for customer value-added feature sets.

Paddy began his tenure as an engineering leader at IONA Technologies, where he first met Utmost co-founder, Annrai O’Toole. While at Irish Telco startup, NewBay, he led product engineering, building a successful white label User-Generated Content solutions to companies like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

Paddy received a 1st class honors degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.