Julian Jarvis has over 20 years’ expertise working in among the main on-line companies: America On-line and AOL Time Warner, PartyGaming Plc — which he helped take onto the FTSE 100 in 2005.
Now Jarvis is chief government of Pragmatic Play, a fast-growing multi-product content material supplier to the gaming business, providing revolutionary, regulated and mobile-focused merchandise, from bingo and digital sports activities to casinos.
A lawyer by coaching, Jarvis began out as a barrister within the UK earlier than shifting into the world of technology-based companies. At first, he did that in his capability as a lawyer, however he moved on to a wide range of administration roles.
“Authorized and regulatory points have all the time performed a key position within the kinds of companies I’m interested in,” he says. “There have been nice alternatives created on the crossroads the place new expertise meets rising regulatory environments — and I benefit from the enterprise and authorized challenges that come up. Those that cope effectively with them can create very useful companies in a brief time period.”
Having been on the centre of the dotcom increase with the-then web big AOL — and later as a pioneer of accountable and controlled on-line playing — Julian Jarvis is aware of the worth of fine CSR, and providing trusted digital services and products inside an appropriately regulated atmosphere.
“On-line services and products are actually all about promoting belief,” he says. “By no means extra so than within the regulated on-line playing sector. More and more, solely manufacturers that take note of what clients and regulators are going to want sooner or later by way of compliance, privateness and digital expertise will be capable of construct sustainable worth over the long run. We work arduous at this and I believe it pays off.”
Amongst his tasks to the Pragmatic Play group and its holding firm, Jarvis oversees a workforce of authorized and compliance professionals on the forefront of the problems affecting the web playing markets. “I’ve a wonderful workforce whose enthusiasm and experience provides important worth to the organisation,” he says. “We see regulatory compliance as a necessary a part of our product, not a bolt-on.
“It additionally helps to have a product growth and gross sales groups that are, in my opinion, one of the best within the business. The mixture fuels our success.”
Apart from web companies and on-line playing, Jarvis has been founding father of a digital ledger expertise enterprise. He has additionally been concerned in Gibraltar’s DLT ecosystem — one other space the place new expertise meets rising regulation.
Julian Jarvis is a certified non-executive director and a governor of an impartial faculties’ group — Prior Park Faculties — having co-founded a brand new secondary faculty in his adopted dwelling of the previous 16 years, Prior Park in Gibraltar.