Max is an executive-in-residence based in Battery’s Menlo Park office. He is a veteran and hands-on enterprise-technology executive who helps advise Battery and its cloud and big-data portfolio companies on a variety of tactical and strategic business issues. These include drumming up grassroots adoption for open-source businesses and building developer communities; effectively monetizing these business models; and creating winning products in a crowded market.
Prior to MongoDB, Max spent over seven years at MarkLogic, provider of a database for unstructured information, where he played a variety of executive roles including chief operating officer. Before MarkLogic, Max spent nine years at Oracle, where he held a number of roles including chief applications architect and vice president, e-commerce and self-service applications.
Max served as a non-executive director of Cray Inc., the supercomputer company, until it was acquired in 2019 by HPE. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied mathematics.