Max is the co-founder of Onda, a canned sparkling tequila brand. Onda is a better-for-you alcoholic beverage made with premium tequila from Jalisco, Mexico and flavored with real fruit juice. Max is also a full-time student at Yale School of Management, where he is pursuing his MBA. Before business school, Max worked at Boxed, an online retailer of bulk-sized groceries and household goods. Max first served as Chief of Staff, where he advised the company’s CEO on business strategy and led key strategic initiatives, and then moved over to the business development team where he launched and led the site’s Wine & Spirits business.  Prior to his career in e-commerce, Max worked in politics, serving as Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Vice President of Communications for the Partnership for New York City. Max is a 2011 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, and he has continued to stay involved in the university as an active member of the alumni association and co-chair of his class reunion.