We love what we do and get a real kick out of helping our clients improve their data

Our Story

Ortecha was founded in the UK in 2010 with a single mission: to help organisations manage their data. We felt that Change Projects too often focussed purely on technology, and that a different approach would result in more successful outcomes.

In the early years of the company, our Data Architecture skills came to the fore as we helped large financial institutions meet regulations brought in after the global financial crisis.

The Data Governance side of our expertise proved useful when we started working with the EDM Council on their DCAM framework, a relationship which is still central to our thinking today. Partnerships with Collibra and Solidatus soon followed, as we developed fresh ways to help companies improve their data.

Nowadays we’re expanding into new sectors and working with clients across Europe and North America from our offices in the UK and USA.

As recognised Data Management thought leaders we take time to understand the latest challenges organisations are facing, and the impact of emerging innovations in this space. We help to develop best practice and regularly host data leader events to encourage the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

It’s reassuring that data is starting to get the attention and appreciation we think it deserves, but as both volume and complexity continue to increase, we know there’ll be much more Data Management fun to be had in the years ahead…

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Ortecha UK is founded
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Curiosity rover lands on Mars
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King Richard III is discovered in a car park
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Ice Bucket Challenge
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Ortecha becomes a DCAM Authorised Partner (DAP)
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Ortecha's relationship with Solidatus begins
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Ortecha becomes a Collibra Partner
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Ortecha becomes a Solidatus Partner
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Ortecha US is founded
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Ortecha becomes one of the first CDMC Authorised Partners (CAP)
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Ortecha's first CDMC Trainers are certified


We have a fantastic team of consultants ready to help you solve your data dilemmas. They come from a range of backgrounds (from mechanical engineering to classical music) but are united in their ability to bring sense to disorganised data. Our four partners lead, guide and inspire.

Pete Youngs

Managing Partner
Pete's one of our founding partners and will probably be the first person you talk to if you get in contact with us in the UK. He's a DCAM expert and heads up our Data Governance & Data Architecture practices. In his spare time he'll usually be found near a car!

Mark McQueen

Managing Partner (US)
Mark will usually be your first point of contact if you're getting in touch in North America. He's a DCAM expert (former Senior Advisor at the EDM Council) and leads our Data Strategy practice. He enjoys travelling and hopes to visit the Greek Islands one day.

Stuart Woodward

Partner (UK)
Stu is one of our founding partners and a Solidatus expert. He leads our Data Lineage and CDMC practices and oversees the design, build and delivery of related solutions. On his days off he likes to kitesurf on the south coast.

David Lee-Smith

Partner (UK)
Dave is one of our founding partners, and as a Collibra expert leads Ortecha's Metadata practice. He's known for being a skydiver, although nowadays tends to stay on the ground and practice his DIY skills.

Our Partnerships

We’ve formed partnerships with organisations where we feel we can help each other support clients in their Data Management work. We’re particularly knowledgeable about these, but we’re happy to work with all technologies and frameworks.

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council creates and implements global standards for effective data management. Our partnership means the solutions, techniques and principles we use to help clients are informed by cutting-edge research based on industry best practice.
Collibra is a leading provider of data intelligence solutions that help organisations manage, govern and use their data effectively. Their platform provides a centralised location for data governance, data cataloguing and data lineage, allowing users to easily find, understand and trust their data.
Solidatus is a leading provider of data lineage and visualisation solutions that help organisations understand and manage their data. Their platform enables users to easily map and visualise data flows across systems, processes and stakeholders, providing greater transparency and control over data.
Datactics is a leading provider of data quality and matching solutions that help organisations manage and optimise their data. Their platform uses advanced algorithms and machine learning to automate the data matching process and ensure data is accurate, consistent and compliant with regulatory requirements.
Alation is a leading provider of enterprise data intelligence solutions that help organisations leverage their data to drive better business outcomes. Their platform empowers users to discover, understand and collaborate on data assets, providing a central location for data governance, stewardship and analytics.
IntoZetta is a leading provider of data governance and data quality solutions that help organisations simplify their data management processes. Their platform enables 360 degree data management, streamlines the organisation of data tasks and procedures, and creates a greater awareness and comprehension of any data environment.

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