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METIS TEAM

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ERIK MCLAUGHLIN
CEO

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.

erik@metisnw.com

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ANN ALTMAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

As a Managing Director, Ann oversees METIS’ Washington Wine Practice.  Ann was born into the wine and spirits industry, the fourth generation in a family-owned wholesale distribution company.  She later spent nearly twenty years in both sales and marketing roles in distribution, importing, and wineries across the country and in the Pacific Northwest.  The diversity of her experience gives her deep insight into the commercial aspects of the beverage alcohol market.

aaltman@metisnw.com

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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.

jbrooks@metisnw.com

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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.

will@metisnw.com

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BRAD WALKER
OF COUNSEL

Brad brings over 25 years of executive leadership in the hotel and aviation industries to support METIS’ hospitality practice. A proven leader in destination marketing, Brad’s unique skills and experience helps METIS’ hospitality clients explore options and pursue successful solutions. 

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KRISTIN MARCHESI
MANAGING DIRECTOR

As a Managing Director, Kristin oversees METIS’ Oregon Wine Practice.  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.  Her unique experience and perspective is invaluable help in guiding clients through transactions.

kristin@metisnw.com

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CHRIS GARRATT
MANAGING DIRECTOR

As Managing Director, Chris leads the firm’s hospitality practice.  He brings a diverse blend of executive leadership experience to METIS, having served in senior leadership roles in hotel and resort management, healthcare administration, law, and accounting. With over 20 years of hospitality and executive leadership experience, Chris takes a practical approach to advising through the unique challenges of M&A transactions.

chris@metisnw.com

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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.

vic@metisnw.com

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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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.