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Max is Co-Owner of Strategic Hospitality in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2006, Strategic Hospitality includes The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, Merchants, Pinewood Social, Le Sel, Bastion, Henrietta Red, The Band Box, The Country Club at The Band Box, Broad Varieties, Airport Restaurant Concepts and most recently the Downtown Sporting Club. The company employs over 700 people across its venues. Max sits on the board of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, the Community Foundation, Oz Art and the Habitat for Humanity Advisory Council. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneurs Organization, Urban Land Institute, as well a 2016 graduate from Leadership Nashville. Max has been recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Nashville Business Journal 40 Under 40, Nashville Business Journal Power 100 and has been nominated nine times and was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards for outstanding restaurateur 2015, 2016 and 2018. Max enjoys anything involving the outdoors, specifically fly fishing, bone fishing, skiing, hunting, golfing, scuba diving and recently dove with Great White Sharks in Guadlupe Island. Max earned his BSBA in business management and economics from Denver University where he served as student body president. Max lives in Nashville with his better half Alice and their two French bulldogs Jolene and Onyx. He is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.