What better way to introduce you to our new Corporate Recovery Manager, Emily Muir, than with a quick-fire Metis Q&A!
What brought you to Metis Partners?
Having worked in the insolvency industry, Metis Partners are immediately recognized as a market leader in Intellectual Property valuation & advisory services. I was attracted to the variety of services the firm offers in a field I was familiar with and the opportunity to be involved in managing the growth within our corporate recovery offering. The recent expansion of the firm into the US market is exciting and I look forward to the potential of being involved in international assignments in the future.
What special skills or knowledge to bring to the Metis team?
I’ve joined a team providing advice to both companies in financial distress or in an insolvency process. We also provide support to insolvency practitioners providing advice to those companies. Having extensive insolvency experience places me at an advantage in understanding the issues and pressures that companies and directors are facing at that difficult time. Crucially my background also gives me greater awareness of pressures that an insolvency practitioner is under and so has helped me add some value to the Metis team already by helping them better understand how we can help insolvency practitioners address the “accountability” issues they face.
Tell us about a highlight of working at Metis?
It’s been really interesting finding out about some of the well-known high street names that Metis have been working with below the radar on CVAs and pre-pack restructuring situations.
Further, it’s been great to hit the ground “running” at Metis and I’ve spent much of my first month out in the marketplace reminding old clients and contacts what Metis can offer. Metis have a well established referral network across the UK and it has been enjoyable building and strengthening these existing relationships.
The team at Metis have been very welcoming which has made the transition very smooth. Having well established internal processes has enabled me to quickly gain an understanding of the MetisologyTM that underpins our valuation processes.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have a young son and enjoy spending my spare time with him. We try to do as many outdoor activities as possible and enjoy hillwalking, boating and camping. I also enjoy challenging myself physically having recently completed the three peaks challenge and a triathlon, this year I plan to take on “The Neptune Steps” and Edinburgh Half Marathon.
Tell us something no one would know about you?
Prior to working in insolvency, I worked as an assistant ranch manager in Alberta, Canada training rodeo horses.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career in Intellectual Property?
To truly be able to add value to clients, I think it’s important to have a strong business, commercial and financial background whether through a relevant business degree or alternately through work experience within the professional services sector. I find that it is key to understand how a business runs, particularly it’s financials in order to understand the value of intellectual property within a business.