SAN DIEGO—Metis Commercial Finance, a specialized commercial finance company that provides loans to lower middle market companies, is now official formed. Metis offers smaller borrowers a unique palette of financing structures including asset-based revolving lines of credit, term loans based on cash flow and other assets, and unitranche debt with credit facilities ranging from $1 million to $20 million

Metis is led by CEO James Irwin, the founder of Meridian Healthcare Finance and MC Healthcare Finance, and EVP—chief credit officer Dan O’Rourke, a founder of several specialized asset-based lending firms including Salus Capital Partners and NewAlliance Commercial Finance. Metis’s senior management team averages in excess of 20 years of experience and includes Bob Seidenberger, managing director of sales and marketing, Mike Pestrak, SVP of underwriting, and Sarah Larson, senior director of operations.

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