Max grew up in a small town in the Scottish Borders. Playing cornet in brass bands from the age of 7 – and later drums - he nurtured a passion for music; regularly playing and attending concerts in brass, classical and rock throughout school and later touring Japan with a brass band in 2008.
Studying Physics with Music at the University of Edinburgh, Max found a way of balancing his penchant for mathematics, analytics and general problem solving with his interest in the physics of music, and its surrounding aesthetic. Getting a job at the Edinburgh drum shop (Drum Central), Max gained an interest in the physics of drums, prompting him to write his final year dissertation in the mathematics and visualisation of the natural resonances of two-dimensional surfaces.
After his studies, Max travelled to the USA to teach drums in a summer camp in Pennsylvania. After the summer, he decided to move to Cheltenham to start a band with two of his colleagues and was hired by a workflow and robotic orchestration company, Enate. For the next 5 years, he implemented the software with a large shared service provider and BPOs. As a Tableau OEM partner, Max took ownership of Enate’s relationship with Tableau, including building the out-of-the-box dashboard suite, providing all client consultation and maintaining the Tableau Server solution, shared across all customers.
Max now lives in Bristol with long-term girlfriend Rose; enjoying playing in bands, fermenting his own food (including his famous hot sauce) and dabbling in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.