Total data management solutions

OvationData provides sophisticated and scalable data management solutions for customers worldwide. We listen and provide personal service throughout the project lifecycle - from strategy building to deployment and support.

With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in geophysical data, tape transcription, broadcast and post-production, and overall data management. Digital or physical, audio or video, we restore, convert organize and preserve your data assets to maximize and protect their value.
Our technology solutions and expertise in data cleanup provide tremendous value to thousands of businesses. Our tools and custom software organize the data, making the information easily accessible for the professionals commissioned to work with it.
Your business depends on the quality and accessibility of your data assets. Depend on us to improve the integrity and increase management efficiencies.

Our mission

OvationData's mission is to preserve, manage, and understand digital data and media; employ past, present, and future technologies to accomplish these tasks, including the transfer or conversion of digital information from one media to another.

Awards and recognition

Houston Small Business 100
Houston Business Journal
2003, 2004, 2005, 2011
Winner of multiple funding competitions
Innovate UK Technology Strategy Board
2006 - present
Top Performing SMB Channel Partners
Ingram Micro
2012, 2013
Certified storage provider for electronic court filing
First Master Systems Integrator - SAIT tapes, drives and libraries
Sony, awarded in 2003
Awarded Silver partner status for fostering customer specialisation


Our leadership team combines technical expertise with substantial experience in the industries we serve.

Gregory G. Servos
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory joined OvationData in 1989. Since assuming the role of CEO in 1996, Gregory has been navigating the direction for the organization and developing strategic processes. He has led OvationData through sustained organic and acquisition growth in a global market. Gregory's direct approach provides our clients with unmatched quality and efficiency in data solutions.
Mark Wildig
Post Production Director, London
Mark Wildig has more than 20 years of experience in data networks and storage systems, with particular expertise in post production and media. As a founding partner of Smoke & Mirrors, Mark brings his business acumen, well-established post production strategies and technical leadership to OvationData.
Steve Murphy
Sales Manager, London
Steve joined OvationData in 1992 and has expertise in data management, geophysical processes and transcription services. With client relations across five continents, Steve works cross functionally with the client and our data solutions team to deliver high customer satisfaction. Steve is responsible for business development in the global regions outside of North America.
Brian Naquin
Sales Manager, Houston
OvationData is partially built on the success of Brian's company, Omni Tape and Omni Electronics, which was formed in 1976 and evolved into Ovation Data Services in 1989. Brian has particular expertise in seismic data formats, transferring seismic data, acquisition procedures, and seismic data management. With a focus on long-term strategic planning, Brian is responsible for business development in the North American business region.
Joe Stumph
Data Manager, Houston
Joe Stumph has more than 30 years of experience in physical and electronic data management, with particular expertise in geophysical and geological data. Joe demands high standards for operational efficiency, accountability and communications. His knowledge and experience in financial reporting, warehouse operations and client support transfers directly to quality project management and our client's return of investment.
Irene Taylor
Data Manager, London
Irene Taylor has more than 25 years of experience with geophysical data, data storage and data management. Since joining OvationData in 2002, Irene developed and implemented data management procedures and data quality standards to address the complexities of our client data. She is responsible for managing client storage media and data files held online and nearline.
Patrick "Bo" Kennedy
IT Infrastructure Director
Bo Kennedy joined OvationData in 2015 to guide the company's cloud services initiative and related projects. He has decades of experience in datacenter virtualization, commercial web services and corporate IT architecture, as well as extensive relationships with tech industry manufacturers and software vendors.
Alan C. Lapthorn
Production Director, Houston
Alan Lapthorn has three decades of experience working with specialized content and data systems bringing invaluable stewardship expertise to the company. Leading our experienced teams and covering multiple industries, Alan fulfils our customer needs with experience and knowledge second to none.