Our commitment to the US market was formalized through the creation of Metis Partners Inc in 2012. Due to our continued expansion and success, in late 2018 our founder, Stephen Robertson, moved with his family from Glasgow to San Diego, California, starting an exciting new chapter in the growth of the business.
Supported by analysts in the UK, our US team have worked with clients across a variety of sectors including fintech, healthcare, med-tech, neuroscience, cyber technology, craft spirits, not-for profit and retail. Assignments have included IP valuation, IP sales and IP strategy in a variety of scenarios, including exit, fundraising, downsizing / restructuring and Chap 11.
In the second half of 2020, we began recruiting in the USA and expanded into new office space on the iconic Highway 101 in Southern California, creating another milestone in our international growth plan and commitment to US clients.
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.
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.
Inga is responsible for creating and instigating the strategic marketing direction, ensuring the Metis Partners brand continues to flourish on an international arena. Based in San Diego, Inga works with both the UK and US teams, coordinating all marketing activities. Inga has 25 years of marketing and sales experience across a variety of business sectors. In 2004, she set up her own niche consultancy, Air Marketing focused on the London hospitality market. She spent 11 years having the privilege to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and famous institutions and their caterers, venues such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, Stonehenge, Leeds Castle, Bath Pump Rooms, London Zoo, The Royal Society and Westminster Abbey, to name but a few. Inga moved from the UK to San Diego with her family in 2013. Inga graduated with a degree in Geography and French and has a CIM Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
To meet rising global demand for their services, Metis Partners Inc. are actively recruiting graduate entry team members to join their young, dynamic, and highly trained team.