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About us
We all work toward one goal: to organise the world's building information.
Operance is the first smart building manual made for property people, by property people.

Our mission is to organise the world’s building information.

Think about your own home; where do you keep your mortgage documents, boiler instructions, insurance documents, oven warranty, energy performance certificate and purchase receipts; not to mention the product specifications and manufacturer details of every component, fixture and fitting? Now think about that in the same context for large education, healthcare, commercial and industrial estates. The problem is the same, just bigger!

As experienced construction and property professionals and home owners, our founders became increasingly frustrated at the inability to store, search, update and utilise building information, so they set about creating a solution!

Leadership
Tim Mutlow
CTO

Tim oversees product development, technical infrastructure and security.

A brilliant computer scientist, Tim has experience in developing innovative mobile applications for huge global banks, managing large software teams for large enterprise manufacturers and in creating an innovate AR greeting card product.

With a masters in computer science and experience in leading the development of both software teams and mobile products, Tim is perfectly placed to lead the continuous development of the Operance platform and tech support team.

Ian Yeo
CEO

Ian leads on company strategy, product ownership and data management.

Having begun his career as a chartered civil engineer, Ian forged a career as a well-respected design manager before co-founding one of the UK’s earliest Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultancies and writing the best-selling book ‘BIM for Estates’.

With a keen interest in building and property data, Ian learned and practised data science in order to find ways of better utilising everyday information and utilising BIM data. Ian also leads on the development of our Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions.

As CEO, Ian leads on company strategy and executive board communications, growing the team and scaling our business.

Scott Pilgrim
COO

Scott oversees product strategy, design and marketing along with general company operations.

Having started his career as an advanced craftsman, he gained essential practical building skills before moving to project planning and management before focusing on business development.

Fusing his practical construction and property experience with his knowledge for business growth and passion for design; Scott focuses on product strategy and marketing as well as revenue and customer growth.

How it started

With a passion for digitising the construction and property industry, our founders Ian Yeo and Scott Pilgrim set up at the Centre for Digital Innovation [C4DI] in order to collaborate with game developers, UX/UI designers, server architects and more. It was here that they began collaborating with Tim Mutlow.

Together, Ian, Scott and Tim began focussing on a growing client problem; the inability to store, search, update and utilise building information. They got to work on developing Operance, a mobile-first digital operations and maintenance (O&M) application, empowering facility managers and building owners to manage their facilities and reduce the cost of building ownership.

Best Digital Start-Up
2017
Best Digital Business
2018
Inspiring Business
2019
Business Person of the Year
2017
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