|Bear Hug Poker’s President is Jamie Burland. Known for his professional attitude and work ethic, Jamie has become one of the well known faces on the UK poker scene. Jamie has extensive experience in both the on-line and live staking worlds and has coached and mentored in both environments. Jamie’s accomplishments on the felt include winning the UKIPT Brighton Main Event for £64,000, which he followed with a 2nd place finish in the televised UKIPT Champion of Champions. Jamie is an on-line MTT grinder across all stakes levels and has numerous high profile final table appearances, including the $320 FTOPS and Sunday Major on Full Tilt Poker. Jamie has been a regular guest analyst and player in the UK Cash Game on the Sky Poker Channel.|
|Bear Hug Poker’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder is Henry Jacobson. Henry is a professional high-stakes cash game and MTT poker player with extensive staking and coaching experience in both the on-line and live environments. In addition to a deep knowledge of poker, Henry brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to Bear Hug Poker having developed large-scale businesses in the fashion and apparel industry, including Mulberry Neckwear and his namesake lifestyle brand, Henry Jacobson. At their peak, Mulberry and Henry Jacobson generated $125 million in annual retail sales. Henry’s extensive experience in strategic business development will ensure Bear Hug Poker’s position as a best-of-class provider of poker life cycle staking and coaching opportunities. Henry is also a poker writer and examples of his work can be found in the bearhugpoker.com blog.|
Jamie and Henry understand the critical importance of bringing a holistic and balanced approach to the on-line poker staking and coaching businesses, that support the entire on-line eco-system, for poker sites and players alike.