METIS TEAM

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ERIK MCLAUGHLIN
CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

Erik brings three decades of experience working in virtually all aspects of the adult beverage and hospitality industries to provide financial, strategic, and M&A advisory services to clients and investors in the Pacific Northwest.

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CHRIS GARRATT
COO

Chris brings a unique blend of executive leadership experience to Metis, having served in senior leadership roles in hotel management, healthcare administration, and legal and financial advisory services. Chris is passionate about the wine and hospitality industries and enjoys finding creative, yet pragmatic solutions to the clients we serve at METIS.

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KRISTIN MARCHESI
REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Kristin grew up on her family’s winery and later spent 15 years running Oregon wineries and vineyards, both legacy and emerging brands.  She’s been involved in multiple M&A transactions as both a seller and a buyer before joining METIS to help others do the same. 

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VIC PETROFF
ASSOCIATE

Vic brings over 35 years of operating and middle-market private equity investment experience to Metis.  He enjoys working with business owners and leaders to develop and execute creative strategic solutions and successful transactions.

MICHAEL BRUSTKERN
CO-FOUNDER, OF COUNSEL

Though now mostly retired, Michael’s unparalleled experience of 40 years as a CEO and 30 years providing M&A advisory services is available for special projects to provide clients the wisdom, creativity, connections, and composure necessary to structure unique deal solutions and navigate difficult transactions.

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JUSTIN BROOKS
DIRECTOR

Justin has broad experience in finance, having worked in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance and corporate strategy over his career.  This experience enables him to take a nuanced and rich approach to financial analysis on behalf of Metis’ clients.

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WILL BEIGHTOL
ASSOCIATE

Will has spent over 20 years developing vineyards and building wineries in the Northwest. He brings vineyard and winery operational expertise as well as a network of relationships throughout the industry that uniquely enables him to find opportunities and create solutions for clients.

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PHILIPPE MICHEL
OF COUNSEL

Philippe brings to Metis years of experience and outstanding relationships working with owners and senior managers of wine companies throughout the United States and France.