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Iain is the Head of Finance and Operations at Metis Partners. He is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA qualification and a BA degree in Finance, Economics and Law. Iain trained with Ernst and Young, becoming an audit manager with secondments to corporate recovery and insolvency departments. He then joined the Corporate Finance Team at Bank of Scotland before moving into industry. He has held Financial Director/Commercial Director roles with Cruise Clothing, USC, Fashion Rocks, Faith Footwear and 2Pure to name a few and was part of the MBO team to acquire Cruise from its founder. He also saw Cruise and Faith Footwear through various restructuring processes. Iain therefore brings a wealth of diverse commercial experience and professionalism to Metis Partners.
Ruby is responsible for managing Metis Partners’ Professional Services. Ruby specialises in IP audit, commercial IP due diligence, IP commercialisation, and IP strategy. She is experienced in the analysis of IP portfolios including IP rights, licences, technology, trade secrets, to identify strengths and commercial risks in the portfolio, as well as advising clients on IP protection and strategy. Ruby holds an MA in Philosophy from Glasgow University and an MSc. in Business and Management from Strathclyde Business School. An avid gamer in her spare time, Ruby enjoys keeping up with the latest trends in technology and fashion.
Emily is responsible for managing Metis Partners’ Corporate Recovery and Restructuring services. She joins Metis with experience from the Insolvency sector having previously held positions at some of Scotland’s largest accountancy firms and brings an understanding of insolvency processes to the team. In addition to hill walking, Emily enjoys outdoor pursuits and reading in her free time.
Teams: Corporate Recovery
Samantha’s role is to assist with marketing activities for both Metis Partners and IP100. She is interested in keeping fit, travel and plays the piano.
Teams: Marketing, IP100
Andrew’s role within Metis Partners is an IP Analyst for the Corporate Recovery and Restructuring team. His main responsibilities include carrying out research for clients to identify IP assets; drafting client proposals and reports; liaising with clients & IP asset purchasers and Andrew also assists in marketing and business development activities. Before joining Metis Partners, Andrew worked in corporate banking. Andrew is particularly interested in innovation in business, and his interest in intellectual property first sparked whilst studying his Business with Management degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. In his free time, he enjoys creative activities such as drawing and cooking.
Team: Corporate Recovery
As an IP Analyst across the Advisory and the Corporate Recovery and Restructuring teams, Emre is responsible for assisting companies in identifying their IP assets, along with recommending improvements that can be made to their IP strategy. In addition to this, Emre assists in selling intellectual property assets for companies that have fallen into financial distress. Emre joined Metis after graduating with an LLB Honours degree in Law from the University of Glasgow, where he studied Intellectual Property law. He enjoys watching most sports, especially football, and eating out.
Miguel specialises in the valuation of IP assets for a range of assignments such as M&A and other investment-led transactions. His responsibilities include conducting research and financial analysis as well as maintaining valuation models. Miguel has international experience working under different accounting standards, including US GAAP at IBM and Luxembourg GAAP in Luxembourg’s alternative investment funds industry. Miguel holds an MSc with Distinction in International Accounting and Finance from Strathclyde Business School, UK, and a BSc in Accounting and Finance studied at both Universitat Jaume I, Spain, and Aston Business School, UK. In addition, he is currently studying towards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Some of Miguel’s motivations are technology, trail running and football.
Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine, Stephen founded Metis Partners in 2003 to assist businesses with the maximisation of value from their IP assets. He has advised a range of enterprises including FTSE quoted companies, SMEs, global banks, insolvency practitioners and public sector organisations across Europe and the United States. Stephen’s experience includes monetising IP assets, providing IP due diligence, delivering IP strategies, IP asset brokerage and IP asset valuation. He also provides expertise with IP commercialisation, using IP assets as security to restructure debt and IP infringement and invalidity. Stephen has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and has worked in banking, business angel investment and the plc sectors. Stephen graduated with a degree in law before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche. He is currently Chairman of the Licensing Executives Society for Scotland and is a member of the LES Council for Britain and Ireland. He is also a frustrated diva having appeared on Pop Idol USA!
Luisa is responsible for developing and implementing IP policy/strategy at Metis Partners. Her role includes developing Metis Partners processes and services impacted by changing regulations (e.g. SIP 16 and FRS 102); monitoring Metis Partners participation in IP development both in the UK and overseas (eg UK IPO and WIPO and European Commission Report on IP valuation); and implementing relevant recommendations from relevant IP-reports and working parties.
Luisa qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1994 and then worked for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for 7 years as Director of Student Education, before becoming a freelance consultant. She relies on her technical accounting and reporting background to oversee our valuation services and provide technical assistance in the analysis of the performance and financial position of companies.
She has lectured and examined extensively for a number of professional accountancy bodies in the area of financial reporting and authored a study text on Financial Management.