Co-founder Mike O’Brien to depart Tyneside tech consultancy Opencast

The co-founder of fast growing consultancy Opencast has announced he is retiring from the business.
Mike O’Brien launched the technology company 12 years ago with co-founder Charlie Hoult after spending his early career as a software developer, working for the likes of the NHS as well as on digital transformation projects for financial institutions. After a chance meeting with entrepreneur Charlie Hoult outside the gates of the Newcastle school where each of their eight-year old twins attended, the pair became business partners and set up Opencast in 2012.
Having started the company from a small office at The Kiln in Hoults Yard and a team of fou …