Chris Grindem founded The Utmost Group in January 2011.

Chris grew up in Detroit and earned his BA and MBA in Marketing at Michigan State. He worked for 25 years with international ad agencies (Leo Burnett, Doner, J Walter Thompson), and then for six years as a corporate (Goodyear) and higher education (Michigan State) marketing director. 

The Utmost Group purposefully operates as a virtual firm. We’re a group of like-minded specialists with common histories. We are significantly more efficient, nimble, and flexible than overhead-burdened consulting firms and agency models. Our clients appreciate that.

Utmost teams are always assembled on a customized basis. Engagements determine the team, and its scope defines the specialists who become members of the team.