Max Holvik

Founder

Hello! I’m Max. I’m originally from Norway but have lived in California for 14 years, and feel lucky to call it home. My wife is a native of Southern California, and we enjoy spending our time in the beautiful surroundings that California has to offer, including hiking and running local trails, biking, and spending time on the beach.

I established Holvik Ventures to pursue my dream of owning and operating an established business. I have experience in a variety of industries, including financial services and consulting, and am now excited to leverage my skill set to manage a small business. Most recently, I was a partner and investment research manager at a wealth management firm in the Bay area. Prior to that, my roles have included everything from company research, industry analysis, and due diligence, to business analysis and project management. In short, I’ve worked as a problem solver wearing many hats in a variety of fields. I have also lectured and tutored finance courses for many years. You can read more about my professional background here

I take a hands-on approach to management, striving to be involved in the day-to-day operations and decision-making, and to establish lasting relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. Unlike a private equity firm, I do not view your business as just another portfolio company. I get that as a business owner, you truly care about preserving your business legacy, and I want to honor that.

In addition to my own expertise, I have a strong team of advisors and investors with a wide range of knowledge, ranging from business operations and marketing to finance and accounting. They provide me with strategic guidance as needed to ensure the company is managed as effectively as possible.

Anything else you want to know, just reach out to me here!

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Advisory Board


Holvik Ventures is backed by a highly talented and experienced advisory board:

 

Nihar Prasanna
Director of Marketing & Business Development at Werfen
  • Previously at Roche, MilliporeSigma, and Danaher Corporation
  • Core expertise in M&A, strategy, business development, marketing, and market & competitive analysis

Lenka Kolarova
Investment Director at RED
Capital Partners
  • Previously Investment Director at several venture capital firms and well-regarded investment banks

  • Core expertise in investments, private equity, venture capital, M&A, corporate finance, due diligence, and search funds

 

Dr. Kay Hofmann
Professor of Management at
Osnabrück University
  • Previously Sr. Investor Relations Mgr, Sr. Risk Mgr, and Business Development Mgr at HUGO BOSS, and Assistant Brand Manager at Proctor & Gamble

  • Core expertise in management, strategy, risk mgmt, marketing, and business development

Winston Dimaano, CPA
Director of Finance at Moogsoft
  • Previously Corporate Controller, Sr. Accounting Manager, and Audit Associate at several software firms

  • Core expertise in accounting, budgeting & forecasting, capital fundraising, financial systems & controls

 

Ryan Mullin
Founder of IML Ventures
  • Previously Leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice

  • Core expertise in supply chain and complexity management, strategy, M&A, business development, and operating in highly regulated environments

 

Tobias Rustler
COO at PG.de & Commercial Devel. Director at MileOne Group
  • Active investor in several private companies

  • Previously at PVH, Polo Ralph Lauren and Carphone

  • Core expertise in operations, FP&A, bus. development, private investments, and real estate