Max is a leader in Redstone’s climate practice, and he also works in Redstone’s education, human services, and economic equity practices. He has designed large new program areas for foundation clients and led complex strategic planning projects. He works closely with boards and donors to develop strategies and engages external partners and people with lived experience to shape his clients’ approaches. Max has supported several complex deals and partnerships that have aligned many parties and hundreds of millions of dollars for climate and environmental outcomes.

Select Redstone Projects

  • Working closely with ClimateWorks Foundation and a coalition of many other funders to design and close a $53 million deal to help developing countries phase down HFCs, a powerful greenhouse gas.
  • Helping a funder enter the climate field for the first time by developing a strategy, selecting focus areas based on quantitative and qualitative analysis about emissions reduction opportunities, and supporting implementation with a pipeline of grants, loans, and investments.
  • Designing an initiative to replace traditional textbooks with open educational resources at community colleges to improve college access and degree completion for students, while increasing pedagogical freedom for faculty.


Max joined Redstone in 2013. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in economics. He speaks Chinese and spent two summers living and working in Shanghai and Beijing as a Richard U. Light Fellow. Max lives in Austin, TX with his partner Robert, and they enjoy testing new recipes and exploring local parks in their free time.