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Data quality software firm Datactics has announced the hiring of Julian Wavell as Head of Business Development, based in London.
Julian brings 15 years of data management solutions experience to Datactics from his time at firms including Semarchy, Informatica, and Ataccama.
“Julian will be a strong asset to our growing team and lead for Datactics on the ground in our home markets” said Stuart Harvey, Datactics CEO. “His background makes him a perfect fit for aligning our financial services focus with our clients’ data management needs, and he joins our existing senior team members, Alex Brown (CTO) and Mick Foster (COO) in being based out of the UK’s capital city. We’re delighted to be welcoming him on the back of our recent round of funding focusing on business expansion.”
In the last two years alone Datactics has seen a strong increase in uptake for its self-service data quality and matching platform, particularly by Chief Data Officers and other senior data leaders tackling the need to leverage their data assets across a wide range of systems, silos and sources.
“Datactics has a clear passion for and track record of solving data quality problems for financial services firms” added Wavell. “I am delighted to be leading for the firm in a market where expertise and technology matter in equal amounts.”
Julian’s appointment means Datactics has now grown to nearly 60, securing international clients in New York and Amsterdam during the past 12 months alongside a £2m investment round. “We’ve seen many market consolidation moves in data management from large technology, consultancy and Private Equity firms, particularly as companies are seeking to make up for lost ground over the past year” commented Matt Flenley, Head of Marketing at Datactics. “The demand is especially strong in some of our strongest growth sectors such as wealth and asset management, and insurance, where ongoing challenges over digital transformation and the need to truly master the single customer view have never been more relevant.”