Founder and Managing Partner
As managing partner, Jarvis is the principal advisor and strategist to the firm’s clients. He also serves as chairman and chief strategist at IR+Media LLC, a public affairs and strategic communications agency specializing in crisis and corporate communications. Jarvis has built a national and global reputation for his legislative and regulatory advocacy. He has counseled both small enterprises and multi-nationals on sensitive issues related to their growth expansion and brand protection.
His attention to details and relationship building has attracted the attention of public policy makers, corporate and business leaders who often solicit his counsel to help shape their organization’s future. Jarvis’s clients have included the City of Houston, FedEx, Hyundai, SCL Health Systems, Shell Oil Company, Toyota, Verizon, Walmart and the Williams Capital Group LP. He also advises RussellCar Inversora, a Latin American private equity firm where he serves on the board of advisors. Jaris is also an active member of the American Business Council – Dubai.
Jarvis is the former Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. and served on the senior staff to Clinton Labor Secretary Alexis Herman. A native of Texas, he is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and currently lives in the Washington, DC area.
As Managing Director, Brett works closely with both U.S. and international clients on engaging and navigating the Federal government. He spent 20 years in government, beginning with the Department of Justice as a litigator in the tax and civil divisions. Brett later joined the staff of former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) as general counsel and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as legal counsel.
Brett has formed and negotiated several joint ventures between U.S. and global companies in South America and Asia. A recognized thought leader on homeland and national security, his legal expertise is in demand from both world and corporate leaders interested in supply chain protection.
He holds a degree in Accounting from University of Mississippi as well as a JD from the University of Idaho.
As senior advisor, Matthew provides strategy to Ian Reid clients on matters related to global finance, geo-political risk assessment. He is recognized internationally as a thought leader in areas such as impact investing and sustainable development investment strategies. Based in Dubai, he is a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group. Prior to joining Ian Reid and The Abraaj Group, Matthew represented the United States at The World Bank where he was the U.S. Executive Director. He also served in senior positions at the U.S. Commerce and Treasury Departments. Matthew holds degrees from Harvard and Brown Universities.