Jay Girvan

Director, Strategic Relationships

Jay heads up client relationship management for Cognativ. He gets to know the client and their specific needs in detail, as well as long term strategic goals and business drivers, and helps our technical teams deliver the most efficient results whether it be driven by time-to-market needs or a phased approach to gather market feedback and manage costs.

Before moving into helping clients with their business and product goals Jay originally had a very technical background having worked as a programmer for companies like BP and was a team-lead for the International Petroleum Exchange during their migration from paper-based to electronic trading in the UK. In addition Jay was one of the top database consultants for the European Space Agency supporting projects like the Very Large Telescope array in Chile and the Hubble Space Telescope. Jay is based in London UK, lived for many years in Germany and is fluent in German, and has traveled extensively around the world.