We know Data... yesterday, today and tomorrow
Ovation is recognized today as a leader in understanding the science and technology of digital data storage media, hardware and software solutions. We lead the way in digital transformation and data repository solutions including data transcription, digitization, processing, verification, archiving, backup, cloud migration and de-migration, analytics, and hosting and storage.
A pioneer in mastering the complexities of managing earth science data for the oil and gas sector, other industries that face the same challenges also seek Ovation’s unique capabilities. Today we are working to release the power of data assets within the Energy, Media & Entertainment, Biotech & Life Sciences, and Security industries.
To ensure that client assets are preserved, protected and accessible on demand, we have architected a unique blend of traditional and cloud-based solutions backed by security, performance and immediate access.
With Ovation, your data is always your data. We do not charge egress fees, exit fees, regional transfer fees, or other additional charges typical of public cloud providers and other data management companies. Plus, budgeting is easy with fixed pricing and predictable business models.Contact us
Our mission is to satisfy the information needs of today and tomorrow with distinctive end-to-end services and innovative, customized solutions.
Our vision is to release the power of data assets and become the innovation leader in knowledge management solutions.
Ovation leads the way in digital transformation with a faster, more integrated approach to master the complexities of managing data. We continue to evolve our unique expertise and proprietary workflows, software, and technology to ensure data resilience for tomorrow.
Our consultants work with you to customize our complete end-to end portfolio and ensure your assets are preserved, protected and accessible on demand. We curate the most appropriate data, skills, technology and products to fit each client’s specific needs, both now and in the future.
Our end-to-end services provide a single point-of-contact and access to a team of dedicated individuals who deliver exceptional client experiences and solutions that work. We care about your data and ensure that it is always available and ready to use when you need it.
For more than 45 years, Ovation Data has securely delivered high-quality, connected, and accurate data that informs clients’ business decisions. We make your data business-ready and actionable, optimized with speed and confidence.
The Ovation Method
Our suite of customized solutions provides the full end-to-end data management environment at every stage of the data lifecycle. Liberate and integrate your data effectively with our expert guidance and proprietary technologies. Here is how it works:
Audit, validate and verify data type and quality. Check entitlements so you can prioritize and evaluate your inventory.
Automated methods that allows information of all kinds, in all formats to be intermingled through accessible technology.
Sort, filter and aggregate by using advanced quality control and processing techniques. Interrogate and optimize data for cloud and analytical tools.
Custom-built systems that apply machine learning & Al to accelerate insights and drive innovation.
A highly secure, scalable, on-demand network that delivers any data anywhere, at anytime.
Protect the safety and integrity of your data through secure accessibility. Maintain and preserve the longevity of your digital inventory.
Meet the team
Extensive international experience in building and leading start-up, high-growth and turnaround businesses equips Mark Bashforth to continue Ovation’s tradition of delivering superior value to its clients.
Extensive international experience in building and leading start-up, high-growth and turnaround businesses equips Mark Bashforth to continue Ovation’s tradition of delivering superior value to its clients. He brings more than 20 years of business transformation and technology commercialization expertise in software for oil & gas. As CEO, his extensive experience in serving the energy industry and managing rapid-growth organizations is valuable in driving Ovation’s vision and global growth strategy. He has a passion for creating winning teams to boost company success, and he applies his leadership skills to build and motivate sales, marketing and support teams on a global level.
Previously CEO of the reservoir management specialist Ikon Science, Mark transformed the business from a traditional software sales organization into a profitable SaaS (software-as-a-service) company providing innovative cloud solutions. He has also held numerous global executive roles at several internationally-known technology companies including Roxar, Jason/CGG, USSI and FEI, where he improved their overall revenue growth and market share. His expertise covers software & technology, turnaround management, start-up operations, market growth, and sales, marketing and board communications. At Ovation, Mark is dedicated to service excellence and is enthusiastic about helping clients solve complex challenges in data management and digital transformation of their assets.
Onboard since our founding in 1989, Gregory Servos has been instrumental in growing Ovation into a highly respected multi-national company and a recognized world leader in digital information services.
Ovation’s Executive Chairman is Gregory Servos, who previously held positions as President and CEO, COO and Operations Manager and other areas of responsibility within the company during the past 35 years. Previously, Gregory was Operations Manager at Energy Laser Systems Inc., a predecessor to Ovation Data that specialized in transferring digital information to an archiving media for future prosperity.
Gregory is one of several original employees of Ovation Data, which was founded in 1989. He has helped develop Ovation into a highly respected multi-national company and a recognized world leader in digital information services. He has consulted for numerous organizations, companies, and government entities on their plans for preserving their historical information. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, and has completed courses in Rice University’s Executive Education program. He serves on the board of several multi-national companies and is a strong supporter of the theatre.
Vice President Finance
Responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of Ovation worldwide, Andy Roddenberry has over 25 years of experience in various financial roles, including planning, analysis, and management & investor reporting.
Vice President Finance
Andy is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of Ovation worldwide. He has more than 25 years of experience in various financial roles, including planning & analysis, reporting (management, board of directors, and investor). Andy enjoys his interaction with all the departments with Ovation, and appreciates the ability to form a unique perspective of the business as a whole.
Prior to joining Ovation, Andy held financial positions at Descartes Labs, Zilliant, Omni Water Solutions, Entorian Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, and Intersil. He earned an MBA from the UCF College of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Bringing 30 years of senior leadership experience and expertise to the execution of Ovation’s global market development strategies, Philip Fraher leads the finance, HR, legal, and operational functions.
Chief Financial Officer
As Ovation’s CFO, Philip leads the finance, HR, legal, and operational functions. His experience in enhancing technology companies and growing them into successful businesses contributes significant expertise to the execution of Ovation’s global market development strategies. Philip has broad international experience in finance, sales & marketing, and product strategy, including venture capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and international business expansion. He has been involved in both large organizations and small-medium sized businesses and has a passion for helping companies reach the next level.
Philip’s 30 years of senior leadership experience include roles in several B2B technology companies such as CEO of Descartes Labs; CFO of Austin-based Zilliant; CEO, COO and CFO at FuelQuest; President and CEO of Visual Numerics Inc.; COO and CFO of Brightmail Inc.; and other senior financial management positions. He earned a Bachelor of Science (Computer Engineering) from Auburn University and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.
Chief Revenue Officer
More than 30 years of experience in technology leadership, global operations and sales strategy help Sam Loree guide client engagement and empower our clients’ success as they digitally transform their businesses.
Chief Revenue Officer
Sam Loree has more than 30 years of experience in technology leadership, global operations, and sales strategy ranging from seismic data acquisition, land, marine, transition zone, data processing, and research & development. As Ovation’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Sam is responsible for leading the sales team and expanding Ovation’s presence in new market segments. He is also developing new channels, and contributing to the company’s overall growth efforts and business strategies. Sam’s sales and technology expertise help him lead client engagement efforts and empower clients’ success in digitally transforming their businesses.
Previously, Sam served as former CEO for Beceip Inc. America where he enhanced the company’s business model and petroleum analysis of oil and gas potential in Colombian basins and along the Gulf Coast. He also co-founded Quantum Geophysical, which was later acquired by Geokinetics, and he has held several senior roles at leading technology companies such as HGS, Schlumberger, Paradigm, Roxar, and Emerson.
Director of Product Development
Transforming information management strategies in the energy sector for the past 27 years provides Kami Keim with valuable insight as she solves clients’ complex challenges and directs development of our new products.
Kami Keim is the Director of Product Development at Ovation Data. Her expertise is in geophysical and geological data management and technology which are areas that drive her insatiable need for continuous learning. She specializes in solving complex customer problems, helping define and scope projects that meet clients’ needs, and applying her insight to inform Ovation’s new product development approach.
A professional in digital innovation and data management, Kami’s deep experience spans over 27 years within the energy sector and includes organizations such as Schlumberger, Equinor and Spinnaker Exploration. She has held leading roles in transforming information management strategies and was the custodian of one of the largest databases in the Gulf of Mexico. Kami holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology/Earth Science from the University of Texas.
Feng (Frank) Chen
Senior Solutions Architect
Frank Chen’s 25 years of international experience includes managing complex geoscience projects, and Unconventional Reservoir Development and CO2 Sequestration Monitoring research at University of Houston Rock Physics Laboratory.
Frank Chen brings more than 25 years of experience in Reservoir Characterization. Recently, he served as Assistant Director of the University of Houston’s Rock Physics Laboratory, where his research focused on Unconventional Reservoir Development and CO2 Sequestration Monitoring. Previously, Frank worked as geophysical team lead at Fugro-Jason, CGG and Schlumberger, and has a solid track record of consistently delivering timely, high-quality prospects and new well locations.
Frank’s extensive experience in managing multidisciplinary geoscience teams benefits Ovation’s continuing efforts in technology innovation. His strengths include multidisciplinary workflow improvement, skill assessment, and on-the-job training for junior geoscientists. Frank also has strong project management experience gained during many complex international geoscience projects.
Vice President IT & Infrastructure
Mark Wildig has more than 20 years of international experience in the film, television, music, and advertising industries, and his executive management skills and team leadership are key to ensuring excellence in our IT operations.
Vice President IT & Infrastructure
Mark Wildig presides over Information Technology at Ovation, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the film, television, music, and advertising industries. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he held previous positions including founder and Chief Technology Officer of Smoke and Mirrors, a full-service post-production company where he designed global technical installations. He was also CTO at Rushes Postproduction, a post-production and visual effects company; Studio Engineer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); and founder of Sohonet, a community-of-interest network for the television, film and media production community.
Mark’s broad expertise includes digital asset management; broadcast engineering; editing; transcoding; computer animation; digital and streaming media; and film, television and video production. He completed a five-year, city and guilds apprenticeship in ratio, TV, and electronics, and spent three years in BBC studio engineer training (degree-equivalent). Mark’s international experience, executive management skills and team leadership are invaluable in ensuring excellence in Ovation’s IT infrastructure and operations.
Vice President Marketing
Strong strategic focus and international marketing experience equip Jasmine Tran as she raises industry awareness, influences client satisfaction, and elevates Ovation’s thought leadership in software technology.
Jasmine Tran brings more than 12 years’ experience in strategic marketing, public relations and partnership outreach. She effectively uses her international experience and multi-cultural sensibilities to raise industry awareness, influence client satisfaction, and elevate Ovation’s thought leadership in software technology. Jasmine designs strategic campaigns that build brand and deliver results through digital marketing, social media, advertising and events. She develops creative content and selects channels to best fit each market segment in order to create new opportunities, serve client needs, and impact software revenue.
Prior to joining Ovation, Jasmine held various positions within CGG GeoSoftware. A key member on the Global Strategic Marketing team, she pioneered marketing implementation plans and successfully transitioned the company’s value proposition and messaging from a scientific-centric perspective to a business value perspective. Initially providing marketing support for North and South America from Houston, she later managed marketing strategy and operations for Europe and Africa from The Netherlands. Jasmine holds a Master of Arts in International Relations.
Vice President Global Operations
Possessing a thorough knowledge of seismic data, transcription methods and best practices in data management, James Laming directs resources to deliver high-quality products and services that exceed customer expectations.
Since joining Ovation in 2002, James has worked in both the data management and transcription departments of the UK office, and has a thorough knowledge of seismic data, transcription methods and data management principles and best practices. James facilitates, plans and coordinates resources globally to deliver high-quality products and services that meet and exceed customer expectations. He is responsible for daily operations, including project set up, operator training and supervision, hardware maintenance, quality control, and client liaison. His position affords him the ability to implement real change by developing and enhancing software and by introducing new technology.
James holds PRINCE2® Practitioner Project Management Certification in applying global best practices in a range of different project environments and scenarios to successfully deliver projects of any size and complexity on time, to scope and within budget. He also earned Chartered Manager status from the Chartered Management Institute that recognizes exceptional management and leadership skills and commitment to professional development, demonstrating the value of a professional approach for measurable impact.
From its origins in 1976, Ovation set out to become a trusted data management partner that would help businesses rise to their full potential. We provide innovative and distinctive data management solutions that unlock the value of data to reveal insights and knowledge for better decisions and greater profitability for our clients.
Commitment to Innovation
For more than 45 years, Ovation Data has been helping industries resolve some of the most challenging data management problems. Challenges may continue but solutions evolve with new technology to cope with increasing amounts of data. Future thinking is embedded in our DNA at Ovation. We are already looking ahead and developing solutions for tomorrow. As we move into the future, Ovation is continuing the tradition of innovation as we deliver high-quality, connected, and accurate data that informs clients’ business decisions, optimized with speed and confidence. The future is bright!
Ovation brings unique expertise along with our partners’ capabilities to integrate the best new technology and the highest level of innovation, deployed as rapidly as possible for our clients’ benefit.
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Seagate Technology is innovating world-class, precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. A global technology leader for more than 40 years, the company has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity. Seagate’s Lyve Data Services provides global scale expertise in efficient data management and recovery, and advanced edge hardware solutions to ensure secure data transport from the edge to any cloud service.
Ovation Data is pleased to partner with Hammerspace, a software-defined data orchestration and storage solution that enables global file access and data services management across multi-vendor and distributed storage environments. This includes high performance workflows globally across multi-vendor data silos in one or more on-premises locations, plus across public and private clouds and cloud regions.
Ovation Data has been working with David Morrison and his team at Talus for many years. Their Exploration Archives software product allows exploration and production companies to have a robust and simple method for managing their seismic data.
The integration of NthDS revolutionary platform, Nspect, with Ovation’s network delivers the first end-to-end management of well log data that includes AI transcription. It is the first commercially available service that uses artificial intelligence to digitize well logs six times more quickly than with legacy software.
Ovation Data is delighted to partner with Spectra Logic to help the British Film Institute preserve the UK’s audio-visual treasures for future generations to enjoy. This project reflects the technology and expertise behind digital transformation within many industries today.