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 by 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 US 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 five 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 and enjoys playing in bands, fermenting his own food (including his famous hot sauce) and dabbling in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.