Operating with the agility of a boutique firm but having the impact of the leading accountancy organizations, Metis Partners offers a unique, global IP perspective. Our diverse and experienced team operate from our offices in San Diego, California and Glasgow, UK. 

Our Team

Stephen Robertson, Founder & CEO

Stephen founded Metis Partners in 2003. Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine, Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and has worked in banking, business angel investment and the London Stock Exchange. Stephen graduated with a degree in law before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He is the former Chair of the LES Scotland and member of LES Council for Britain & Ireland.


Luisa Robertson, Head of IP Valuation

Luisa joined us in 2015. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 1994 and joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland progressing to the role of Director of Student Education. She provided education consultancy services relating to international financial reporting to ICAS, CIMA, and ACCA, and authored a text on Financial Management.


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Iain Baird, Head of Finance and Operations

Iain joined us in 2017 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young. He joined the Corporate Finance Team at Bank of Scotland before moving into industry where he held Financial Director/Commercial Director roles with Cruise Clothing, USC, Fashion Rocks, Faith Footwear and 2Pure. Our Restructuring and Bankruptcy team relies on Iain’s wealth of experience of retail restructuring.


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Ruby Chan, Head of Professional Services

Ruby joined us in 2015 and holds an MA in Philosophy from Glasgow University and an MSc. in Business and Management from Strathclyde Business School. Ruby is responsible for client engagement, client management & delivery, and professional standards. Ruby has a wealth of IP experience and has performed numerous IP advisory and IP due diligence assignments for corporates and lenders.


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Emre Turan, Manager, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Emre joined us in 2019 after graduating with an LLB honors degree in Law from the University of Glasgow. Emre leads our IP Marketing and Sales assignments, liaising with Restructuring Professionals and assisting potential buyers with IP due diligence.


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David Fitzpatrick, Senior Analyst

David joined us in 2020 after graduating with an MA honors degree in Economics and Business from the University of Glasgow, which included a year at the University of Oklahoma. David is part of our IP valuation team and assists with client assignments and is also involved in IP100 annual scoring.


Struan McArthur, Senior Analyst

Struan joined us in 2021 and holds a BA honors degree in International Business & Finance from Strathclyde University. Struan currently works as an IP analyst supporting both our M&A IP valuation team and our Restructuring & Bankruptcy team, working on a variety of client assignments. Struan also manages our NDA policy and NDA register.


David Hood, IP Valuations Analyst

David re-joined Metis in 2022 after initially joining as an intern in 2019. David holds a 1:1 BA Honours degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Strathclyde. David currently works as an IP analyst supporting both our M&A IP valuation team and our Restructuring & Bankruptcy team, working on a variety of client assignments. Currently, David is studying towards ACCA and has experience working in insolvency.


Matthew Robertson, IP Analyst

Matthew joined Metis in 2023 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting. He currently works as an IP Analyst supporting both our M&A IP valuation team and our Restructuring & Bankruptcy team, with a strong interest in consumer goods, retail, and food & beverage sectors. Matthew’s intern experience prior to joining Metis includes EY and boutique investment banking firm, Armory Group, where he gained exposure in a variety of sectors including media & entertainment, consumer goods, retail and food & agribusiness. In his free time he loves to get out on the golf course.