I have a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University, and I have held proffesorial positions at several leading universities in the world such as the University of Chicago and the University of Oxford. When moving from Chicago to Stockholm in 1989, I noticed to my surprise that hardly anyone in Sweden used Stata at that point in time. I contacted Stata and soon thereafter Metrika Consulting became the first international distributor of Stata software.
I have used Stata extensively in my own research and and I have taught many courses on Stata and data analysis. Being deeply embedded in the academic world and having used Stata in my own research proved to be of immense importance for developing Metrika into an organization that delivers what researchers and research organizations care about.