- Lover of live music (won’t shut up about Coachella)
- Die hard fan of Cal Football and the Seattle Seahawks
- Wine lover, especially the Napa/Sonoma and Burgundy regions
- Former pro/currently avid amateur poker player
Industry Expertise:SBT: Founder: 2015-presentTesla: Head of Recruiting, Battery, Powertrain, and Manufacturing - 2010 – 2015Aerotek: Recruiting Manager – 2007-2010
Max founded Silicon Beach Talent along with business partner Marissa Peretz in 2015, after realizing that the Southern California tech scene was on the verge of rapid growth. As one of the few executive search firms that would work with early stage startups, SBT quickly became the go to firm for the most difficult searches in frontier tech, specializing in the areas of Engineering, Product, Design, Marketing, Operations and People.
Prior to founding SBT, Max was a recruiting leader at Tesla Motors where he managed a team of 18 recruiters and researchers in the areas of battery and powertrain hardware, vehicle engineering, manufacturing engineering, and production. Prior to Tesla Max was a headhunter with Aerotek, a recruiting agency specializing in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
A true start-up guy at heart, Max first learned about the important of quality hiring as the co-founder and lead web architect for internet startup From-us.com, a venture backed e-commerce company he co-founded with a classmate from UC Berkeley. Max holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (but please don’t ask him to do any regression analysis!)
Investment and Advisory Roles
Max is an avid angel investor and advisor, he invests both as an individual and through his partnership with RB Venture Partners. He employs a “people first” investment strategy, and has interest mostly in the Southern California region. Please send any pitch decks to email@example.com