OUR Team

OUR 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.

ADAM DUITCH

Community Manager

Adam grew up playing the guitar with musical influences such as The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix. He would love to partner with GoPro – being a videographer, he tells stories through his projects and can easily relate to their brand identity.

ALYSSA DANLEY

Community Manager

Meet Alyssa, our Community Manager for Oklahoma! Alyssa is not only a passionate singer/songwriter and recording artist, but she attributes much of the zeal she has to her performance experience.

ANDREW BROWN

Senior Software Engineer

Andrew joins the team as our Senior Software Engineer with experience in the real estate sector. Andrew earned his B.A. in Economics and his B.S. in Computer Science. He also enjoys stand-up comedy, playing guitar, and spending time with his 2 boys Max and Leo!

 

ARBEL SELLA

Software Engineer

Arbel loves all genres of music and can’t choose a favorite. He would love to partner with the brand Toms, because of their dedication to improving lives of those in need. 

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. 

 

BRENT WILLIAMS

Senior Engineer

Brent joins the MAX team with 20+ years of software development experience including developing mobile and web applications. Selected as one of the 50 Highly Influential Persons from J. Walter Thompson Worldwide for technical accomplishments.

 

BRIAN KUENNEN

Creative Production Manager

With over 20 years of experience, Brian has worked on networks including Discovery Channel and History Channel. He is also an Emmy nominated news photojournalist! He once lost his wedding ring on Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy when it was sent to space on a weather balloon!

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. 

 

CASEY DENNEHY

VP, Brand Partnerships

Based in LA, Casey is an influencer-marketing veteran and oversees West Coast business development. She has served Director-level roles in brand partnerships and West Coast sales for Billboard after earning her Bachelor’s from Loyola Marymount University.

 

CLAY HOULLION

Lead Front-End Engineer

Based out of Frisco, TX, Clay joins the team as our Lead Front-End Engineer, assisting our LA team and overseeing the development of MAX’s innovative technology. Clay comes to MAX as an experienced UI/UX Developer and received his MS in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. 

CRAIG MURA

VP, Brand Partnerships

Craig is a big fan of Coldplay, he even saw them in Chicago at Lollapalooza. A brand he is loyal to is New Balance because they give back to the community. He ran the NYC Marathon in a pair back in 2005.

CRAIG RECTOR

Marketing Manager

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. 


DAVID HAVERHALS

Senior Data Analyst

Traveling around the globe with choir, music was the lens through which David saw the world growing up. His first concert was the Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge, but his favorite music experience was with Fedde Le Grand at Slide in San Francisco.

 

DAVINA GAZO

Director, Video Production

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Davina continued her career in production at Island Def Jam Records for brands such as JP Morgan Chase, Google, Adobe, and Comcast.

 

ERIKA FORERO

Community Manager

Erika’s first concert was a Destiny’s Child show in Houston, but her favorite live show was the 2015 Sonár Festival in Barcelona. Erika is a big fan of the Reformation brand, citing their trendy and sustainably-produced clothing.

ERIKA PEREZ

Manager, Client Partnerships

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. 

ERIN ADAMSON

Manager, Sales Operations & Planning

While Erin grew up in Milwaukee and attended Summerfest every year, her favorite concert experience was an intimate show with The Roots, courtesy of American Airlines. If Erin could partner with any brand, The Container Store would be the most authentic connection.

GEORGE HOWARD

Head of Music

George is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, and the former President of Rykodisc and one of the original founders of TuneCore. He holds an MBA and JD, and as the Head of Music at MAX, George provides direction on artist relations, contributes to the MAX Blog, and advises on marketing projects.

 

 

JEFF ROSENFELD

VP, Product

Jeff oversees Product/Engineering efforts at MAX, allowing brands to speak to target consumers through music. Before MAX, Jeff served as Sr Director of Data Science + Strategy at ReachLocal. Graduating from Harvard, his thesis was on the sociology of rock music criticism.

 

JOSH FULLER

Director, Client Partnerships

Prior to MAX, Josh led a sales team at a digital marketing agency, and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a B.S in Science. Josh grew up in a musical family playing saxophone and singing beside his grandmother.

 

JOYDEEP SHOME

Director of Sales Operations

Joy has over 20 years of experience in technology sales and marketing enablement, having also earned the CMO Award for Lead to Revenue, Business and System Strategy in 2008 from CA Technologies.

 

 

KATHY CABALLEROS

Operations Manager

Having previously studied Communications and Journalism at Rafael Landivar in Guatemala, and working as a Bilingual Senior Proofreader, she brings experience in translating between our English and Spanish content.

LUZ HERNANDEZ

Community Manager

Having played violin for over 15 years, classical music has a special place in Luz’s heart. If Luz could partner with any brand, she would choose Apple, for always striving to push tech to the next level.

 

MARIA DI FONZO

Director, Social Media Programs

Maria grew up with a deep appreciation for music. Her father worked in Radio and TV, teaching her how to curate playlists. Her favorite brand is Trader Joe’s because of their commitment to higher quality at the best value – not to mention their Hawaiian shirts!

 

MATT HENDERSON

VP, Operations

Matt has held a variety of operational roles in sales/services at ReachLocal. He holds an MBA in Intl. Business and an MS in Finance from the Texas A&M-Commerce, and BA in Economics and Film Studies from Claremont McKenna. He also grew up playing piano and singing a cappella.

 

MAXWELL ZOTZ

Director, Artist Relations

Maxwell, better known as “Zotz,” has always had a fascination with how fans can connect to their favorite musicians. He founded a music-tech startup out of college, and built his own media company Verge Campus Tours. He’s also managed national artists and produced his own music festival.

MICHAEL HARVANEK

Data Analyst

Michael’s first concert was Metallica and it is still his favorite concert to this day. His favorite brand is REI because he loves camping and fishing in his off-time. 

MICHAEL PROVUS

CRO

Prior to joining MAX, Michael was Chief Revenue Officer and Publisher for Rolling Stone, growing the platform across digital, social, experiential, and print. His first concert ever was Tears for Fears. 


NATHAN HANKS

CEO

Prior to founding MAX in 2014, Nathan was Cofounder and President of ReachLocal, growing the marketing tech company to 24K clients across 15 countries with $500M+ in annual revenue. He has a BA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MBA from Centenary College.

 

OLIVIA UTLEY

Senior 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. 

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. 

KOLLEEN WHITFORD

Manager, Client Partnerships

Kolleen’s favorite genre of music is anything from the 90s! She has attended over 50 concerts this year alone and would love to partner with the brand Ikea. 

KYNDALL FREDERICK

Marketing Manager

Music plays an important role in Kyndall’s life – she will always remember her first dance with her husband and her father-daughter dance on her wedding day. She also loves supporting brands that use clean ingredients! Music plays an important role in Kyndall’s life – she will always remember her first dance with her husband and her father-daughter dance on her wedding day. She also loves supporting brands that use clean ingredients! 

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. 


PAIGE VINCENT

Graphic Designer

Paige’s previously worked for marketing and advertising agencies including The Richards Group. She graduated from Texas A&M University–Commerce with a BFA in Visual Communications. Having grown up watching her dad play electric guitar, music plays a huge role in her life.


RACHAEL CARROS

Operations Manager

Rachael ensures all MAX offices run smoothly and efficiently. With more than 20 years of corporate office experience in industries as diverse as motion picture, digital search and music marketing, Rachael combines a get-it-done drive with her practical nature and caring attitude.


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

Prior to MAX, Rosemary had marketing leadership roles for B2B tech companies. She has an MBA from SMU Cox and a BBA in Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University. She grew up in a very musical family and they even have annual Thanksgiving jam sessions!


RYAN RENICK

Business Development Specialist

Graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Communication and a minor in Business Administration, Ryan has had success as the co-author of “Cracking the Rich Code Vol. II” as well as building his company Whole Body Hemp from the ground up.

RYAN THOMPSON

Artist Relations

Ryan’s favorite concert was Foo Fighters at ACL in 2015, where Dave Grohl played through a broken leg. Ryan has a strong connection with Tesla, believing in Elon Musk’s outlook on engineering for the future in ways that are accessible for as many people as possible. 


RYAN WHISENHUNT

VP, Content

Ryan’s role includes overseeing design and UX for our brands, and prior to Cofounding MAX, he worked for global marketing tech companies RealPage, ReachLocal, and Match.com. Some former clients include American Airlines, McDonald’s, and the Texas Rangers.


SEAN HOZUMI

Director, Platform Operations

Prior to Co-founding MAX, Sean worked in digital advertising, project management and business operations, leading search engine and display advertising programs at ReachLocal. He has a BS in International Business from California Lutheran University, where he played football for 4 years.

SPENCER WEINKLE

SVP, Brand Partnerships

Spencer’s first concert was Tim McGraw, while his favorite concert was Red Hot Chili Peppers. If he could partner with any brand, he would choose Ikea because of their simple, yet beautiful design.  


STEFAN SMITH

Advisor, Legal Affairs

Stefan provides MAX with legal advice related to investor and artist relations. He joined MAX with 15+ years of private practice experience as a partner in some of the country’s largest and most respected law firms. He has a JD from UT and a BA in Political Science from SMU.

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. 


TREVOR PEELE

Media Manager

Trevor’s most memorable concert was seeing Drake at Madison Square Garden. He would love to partner with Nike, not only because of their innovation compared to other sports brands, but he practically lives in their workout gear

VICTORIA YIP

Artist Relations

Victoria is on a mission: to become a music aficionado, so embracing all forms of music without bias is important to her. One of her favorite brands is Beats Electronics, as they have unconventionally branched out in so many fields to influence all areas of culture

VINCE ALFARO

Senior Content Designer

Our Senior Content Designer, Vince, comes to us most recently from Live Nation & Ticketmaster as a designer. Vince graduated George Mason University with a degree in Graphic Design, with a focus on Multimedia and Business Management.

 

WENKEL LIANG

Lead Data Scientist

Wenkel has a Ph.D in Computational Chemistry from the University of Washington, he has a blended experience in multiple industries including wine, fashion, and tech. He also won an international hackathon competition for a music platform!


WESTON NIELSON

Senior Software And Data Engineer

Weston designs and builds many of the systems powering the tech behind the MAX Platform. He has been architecting and developing complex systems for 10+ years and has a PhD in engineering from UCLA. He enjoys spending time with friends and has a playlist for every mood.

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