Max is the Managing Director of Heartland Ventures, which he founded in 2016. He started Heartland with the intention of doing what no other venture capital fund has done: connecting established Midwestern companies with coastal startups to give business leaders a voice in the tech transformation of their industries. Max received a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, graduating with Honors and High Distinction. He has been recognized as Executive of the Year by Columbus Business First and was named as a Future 50 Member by Columbus CEO. Max serves as a founding board member of Startup South Bend and is on the Smart Manufacturing Advisory Committee for the State of Indiana.