Team

Our team has backgrounds in digital marketing, data science, music and entertainment, and technology. Our diverse interests and experiences could have led us anywhere, but a shared passion for music brought us together.

Check out the Careers page for current job openings and how to apply.

ABOUT MAX

Our name stands for Music Audience Exchange; and it says a lot about what we stand for as a company. The term “Audience” is at the center of our name, because music fans are at the center of everything we do.

We believe that music is the most personal and profound way to communicate.

We believe the audience experience should be enriched, not interrupted.

We believe a true exchange is a meaningful interaction that brings value to everyone involved.

BRADLEY MARRS

Software Engineer

One of Bradley’s favorite and first concerts was seeing The xx. If he had to choose, his favorite brand would be Coca-Cola because of its extremely progressive approach and positive influence around the world.

BRIAN MIZRAHI

UI / UX Design Lead

Brian can’t stop listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack because it gets him moving. Having competed in multiple races, he is very passionate about the Ironman brand.

BRIAN REITZ

Marketing Manager, Artists

Brian makes annual music lists, so at any given time he has a different favorite artist. His favorite album of all time is “In Rainbows” by Radiohead. Given the option of every brand ever, he would most likely be the millennial he is and partner with Nike or Chipotle. 

CARLOS DIAZ

Cofounder, CRO

Carlos grew up playing music and listening to bands like Pearl Jam, Guns and Roses & The Eagles. On the brand side he’s a big fan of Uber, Nordstrom, & Amazon. The first brand / artist partnership that made him stop and take notice was Michael Jackson and Pepsi. 

 

CASEY DENNEHY

VP, Brand Partnerships

One of Casey’s favorite shows was seeing Børns perform at Coachella 2016. Casey would love to partner with the brand SMITH + MARA because of their perfectly-crafted diamond jewelry. 

COLTON WILLIG

Data Scientist

Colton’s music tastes range from alt-rock and folk rock to indie pop and trap remixes. His favorite brand is Chipotle because of their superb customer service and innovative approach to fast-casual dining. 

CONNER FREY

Software Engineer

Conner has a trap r&b project called cøzybøy which explores romantic relationships through melancholic, lugubrious melodies and sounds. When he’s not wallowing in his own music, Conner is happily coding MAX’s UI on a couch somewhere in Los Angeles. 

CRAIG RECTOR

Marketing Manager, Brands/Agencies

At Craig’s first concert, Flogging Molly brought him onstage to recover his shoe that came off in a mosh pit, and they sang an impromptu song about his SPAM t-shirt. He loves Diet Coke and drinks them from mini cans because they make him feel like the hulk. 

DAN RAHMEL

Director, Engineering

If Dan had to pick a soundtrack to his life, it would be Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Dan would love to build a brand partnership with Lenovo, as he has used Thinkpads for over a decade for everything from his day job to writing books to painting to video editing. 

DAVID FIREMAN

VP, Brand Partnerships

David’s favorite concert was witnessing The Grateful Dead perform Oxford Speedway in 1988. He’s a big fan of the Patagonia brand, and like The Grateful Dead, likes goin’ where the climate suits his clothes. 

ERIKA PEREZ

Manager, Account Development

Erika can listen to almost any type of music, but her go-to is salsa! If she could work with any brand, she would choose Coca-Cola because a lot of their campaigns make personal and emotional connections with their consumers.

GEORGE HOWARD

Cofounder, Head of Music

George’s favorite concert was either REM on the Pageantry tour or Scruffy the Cat at The Channel in Boston in the late ‘80s. Alive & Radiant would be a perfect brand partner for George because that’s how he aims to live. 

JAMAAL JACKSON

Video Content Producer

Jamaal’s favorite concerts were K104 Summer Jam in the 90’s with MC Hammer, Naughty by Nature, and several other 90’s Rap and R&B artists. If he were an artist, he would partner with Blue Bell because of being an ice creamaholic!

JARRED GOLDNER

Director, Artist Relations

Growing up in Cleveland, Jarred had a mural of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in his bedroom. If he were to form a brand partnership, it would most likely be with a cooking company.

JASON OBENHAUS

Media Manager

Jason loves high-energy music, ranging from classic punk to progressive rock to metal, funk, and jazz. One of his favorite brands is Vater Drum Sticks, because they allow him to drum longer and harder.

JEFF ROSENFELD

VP, Product

With his band The Power Cords, Jeff has released three albums, licensed music for television shows, and toured the west coast. He attended Harvard University, where his senior thesis focused on the sociology of rock criticism with a case study of Weezer’s Pinkerton. 

JOHN MAXWELL

Sales Engineer

With music constantly playing, John digs hard bop, classic rock and “the good stuff from the 80s.” [He often pines for his cutting-edge days (long gone) when no one had heard of R.E.M., The Smiths or even U2.] And being a hi-fi snob, playback must be on a Linn system!

JOSH FULLER

Director, Client Partnerships

Though he has many to choose from, three of Josh’s most memorable concerts are Elton John, Depeche Mode, and Nine Inch Nails. Josh likes to spend free time outside and considers Cabela’s a top-notch brand for his lifestyle.

JUSTIN MINK

Cofounder, Advisor

Justin’s most-played artists include Bob Marley, Wyclef Jean, Snoop, Tupac, Biggie, and DMB, though his current tastes lean more toward indie / folk. If Justin were an artist, he would like to partner with Audi, citing their style-meets-substance ethos.

KATIE ASNER

VP, Brand Partnerships

Katie’s favorite band to see in concert is Phish, because the entire experience (crowd, music, atmosphere) makes her happy. She wore out the “Pretty Woman” cassette tape, which she would listen to on her Walkman while rollerblading around her neighborhood. 

KELLY JO WAGNER

Director, Talent Acquisition

Kelly Jo’s first concert was Metallica. If she had the opportunity to work with any brand, she would choose United by Blue. The brand has a mission of cleaning up water pollution but also sells environmentally conscious clothing as well.

KENDALL MASON

Manager, Operations

Kendall’s favorite concert was Furthur (aka the Grateful Dead) at Saratoga Performing Arts in New York. Kendall would partner with Trader Joe’s, as she shops there at least twice a week and appreciates their focus on low prices and treating employees well.

LARA DULANEY

Vice President, Finance

Lara loves to listen to music while running, with artists ranging from Eminem to Prince to Journey and sometimes country. She considers Coca-Cola to be one of her all-time favorite brands, though she has switched from the original flavor to Coke Life. 

LINDSAY MARTIN-BILBREY

Director, Social Media Programs

Lindsay’s favorite concert was The Eagles, followed shortly by NSYNC, which she feels ruined her street cred. She loves GE, noting how the brand expresses its constant search for new challenges and innovative partnerships.

MATT HENDERSON

VP, Operations

Matt’s passion for music started at an early age, as he grew up playing classical piano and sang a cappella in high school. His most-listened to album is “The Lonesome Crowded West” by Modest Mouse. 

MATT KLEIN

Director, Sales Operations

Matt’s great grandpa transcribed music, his grandma played a mean organ, and he is a self-taught drummer. Matt’s a fellow Deadhead and has been on the Phish #CouchTour since 15′. Mercedes would be his brand of choice because he believes in “The best or nothing”.

NATALIE DEMAREST

Artist Relations

Natalie grew up doing musical theater, singing, and playing the piano and drums. Her whole life has revolved around music, which inspired her passion to work in the music industry. Her dream brand partner would be Southwest Airlines, because of their LUV-ing culture.

NATHAN HANKS

CEO, Founder

Nathan grew up in a family of working musicians and spent a portion of his early career working in radio. Some of Nate’s favorite brands include Amazon, Whole Foods, and REI – because each of these brands seem to know exactly who they are. 

NICK FISHER

Software Engineer

Nick’s favorite concert was Guns n’ Roses at Dodger Stadium in 2016. He would love to work with Nintendo for pure sense of nostalgia, positivity and fun that the brand promotes via their games.

OLIVIA UTLEY

Media Manager

Olivia’s favorite album to put on repeat in high school was ‘The City Sleeps In Flames’ by Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and she still knows every word! Olivia does not favor one brand over another, but loves supporting brands that give back to the community.

PAIGE VINCENT

Graphic Designer

Paige’s dad has played electric guitar her entire life, most recently in a blues cover band. She grew up in choir and once tried out for American Idol. If Paige were to partner with a brand, it would be Nike or Adidas, because she practically lives in workout clothes.

PATRICK RUSSELL

Campaign Manager

Patrick brings a diverse array of experience as it relates to music and marketing – a campaign manager & media buyer by day, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer by night. The album with which he identifies most closely is Bibio’s “Ambivalence Avenue”.

PATRICK SCERBO

VP, Brand Partnerships

Patrick’s favorite concert was Rock The Bells, where he saw the stage shared by Rage Against the Machine, Wu-Tang Clan and The Roots. He loves chewing gum, and most enjoys the amazing flavor of Dentyne Ice Black. 

RACHAEL CARROS

Operations Manager

Rachael’s favorite concert was John Mellencamp – she knew all the words and had a blast at 7 months pregnant. Her favorite places to listen to music are in the car, in the gym, and poolside.

RAVEN ANZALDUA

Community Manager

One of Raven’s favorite concerts was Drake’s Take Care Tour with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. She would love to partner with a company like Coca-Cola for its vibrant message and its connection with people of different ages.

ROSEMARY WALDRIP

VP, Marketing

Rosemary’s family convenes for a jam session every Thanksgiving, where she contributes her talents for harmonizing and conducting. Her favorite brands include Dr Pepper, Barq’s, Disney, and REI because of the feelings they invoke and the values they hold. 

RYAN WHISENHUNT

VP, Content; Cofounder

Ryan’s passion for music started early, raised by the Booking Agent for Austin’s Aquafest who took him to see his first show, Chuck Berry. His favorite lifestyle brands include Ariat Boots, Ford and GoPro. 

SEAN HOZUMI

Director, Platform Operations

Sean’s favorite concert experience was A Tribe Called Quest, where he sat front row and made a cameo in their documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest.” A former college football player, Sean has a strong brand affinity to Nike.

STEFAN SMITH

Advisor, Legal Affairs

Stefan’s top played album is Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.” If he could partner with any brand, Stefan would choose REI, because he is the happiest on a trail or at a camp. 

STEFANIE MEYER

Community Manager

Stefanie’s first concert was Kings of Leon in 2009 for her 18th birthday. If she were to partner with a brand, she would love to with Apple. To Stefanie their innovation, design, and, most importantly, customer service make Apple an amazing company.

STEVE FULLBRIGHT

COO

Steve’s favorite concert was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers because it had all the right elements of location, atmosphere, and sound. If he were an artist, he would love to form a partnership with SONOS. 

VEENERICK VOS

Senior VP, Brand Partnerships

Veenerick listened to Tupac on tape everyday for his daily 10 mile bike commute to school. His favorite brand is Tesla because of their ability to shape a new culture and a renewed sustainable future. 

WESTON NIELSON

Software And Data Engineer

Weston has a deep connection with music, having grown up playing the piano, saxophone and guitar. If he could choose any brand to partner with, Weston would choose SpaceX for a free trip to space. 

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