About Us

Matero Vision and Purpose 

Establishing a leading position for changing the approach to critical decision-making and planning, to solve complex problems and deliver agile execution in a disruptive environment where empowerment and innovation are essential.


Dan McDonough

Dan joined Jon in founding Matero having previously run his own niche consulting firm specialising in risk, control and assurance advisory services, which has involved leading on important projects in large financial institutions.

Dan has also held a number of senior interim roles, including Chief Risk Officer, Chief Internal Auditor and Chief Information Security Officer in a number of Financial Services organisations. These roles were based on a twenty-year career, which included roles as a Director at Deloitte, which he undertook having worked at HSBC and NatWest following his initial training with Arthur Andersen. With an expert background in technology risk and assurance, from working with all of the major UK high-street banks, the Bank of England, the regulatory family and the  insurance sector, Dan’s multi-disciplinary experience has been sought consistently at the C-Suite level to bring the blend of risk aware services they need.

Dan also actively mentors a number of veterans and played a key role in the Deloitte Military Talent and Transition programme.

Stuart Tootal

Stuart joined Matero as partner in 2019, after spending a decade holding various global MD head positions in Barclays, where he also set up an industry leading veterans employment programme, which secured the onboarding of over 600 top talent ex-military hires into the firm.

Stuart is a recognised leadership SME and has worked with over fifty top-tier organisations in assisting them with their leadership and talent development programmes by focusing on the military leadership skills that can be transferred successfully into the commercial sector.

Before joining Barclays, Stuart spent 20 years in the British Army, which included numerous senior staff officer strategic planning positions in the Ministry of Defence, where he worked directly for various board level Army executives, and commanding a Parachute Regiment battalion, which formed the first UK battle group that was sent to southern Afghanistan in 2006. He was awarded an OBE for his strategic planning work in the MOD and a DSO for leading 3 PARA in Afghanistan.

Jon Wear

Jon joined Matero after a 6 year career in Deloitte, where he gained a depth of experience and practice across a multitude of different industry sectors, before focusing on the Financial Services industry. Initially working in this area on behalf of Deloitte, he then branched out into this area to offer professional services to lead and deliver large projects in his own right.

Drawing on his previous career, as an officer in the Parachute Regiment, while at Deloitte he set up, scaled and led the very successful Deloitte ex-military talent programme for A-grade service people leaving the armed forces.

Jon’s military experience, combined with operating at the front edge of leading consultancy practice has given him a broad range of experience in managing and leading in demanding and complex situations, where the value of his first class mission leadership style and approach has proved itself time and again, both in the military operational and corporate business arenas, where action oriented decision making, empowerment and execution delivery have been at the fore.

Matero Associate Community (MAC)

Matero draws capacity and skills from talented consultants with industry experience, who are schooled in the Matero MECCAR way.  They are selected for their diverse abilities and cultural fit.


Matero is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in our team and we make a concerted effort to recruit and support the very best talent from different diversity backgrounds.

Our Values:

Accountability, Action Orientation, Agility and Decency