Versatile, dynamic technology executive with expert leadership and operational skills. Skilled in building global teams and Business Continuity/disaster recovery. Founder and Board Member
12 years experience in executive roles at startups
Skilled in the creation of technical and communication business continuity design
Able to design highly functional teams across the Globe
Max and I worked together at Visto as internal business partners for over 3 years in a wide variety of capacities, both internally and in front of customers. He is an effective leader, managing a distributed team to maintain a world-class NOC for Visto's global customer base. I have enjoyed working with Max and found him to be a reliable, process driven, professional who works well under pressure. His management, technical and customer skills provided the breadth and flexibility to succeed in a very dynamic organization. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Max again.
I've had the pleasure to work with Max during my tenure as a TAM in Seattle, where Max was the IT Director for Visto. Max exhibits strong IT leadership skills and a sense of necessary urgency to accoplish tasks in a timely manner. Max is well-liked among his vendors and colleagues. Max has a clear vision for his team and where he sees taking his organization.
Max is a good guy to work with. High intellect, work ethic, and level of commitment. Good balance of technical and business perspective.
Max Lakritz is was one of the most professional, dynamic, and intelligent colleagues that I've had the pleasure to work with. His management style and superior server knowledge was essential to the success of the Visto Corp mission critical Network Operations Center (NOC). Under his leadership, the NOC was reliable, scalable, and fully secure. This ultimately enabled the servicing of customers and protection of data on a global scale for clients in as many as 40 countries. Without Max's expertise, the company might not have been able to support mission critical operations on a global scale. I admire and highly recommend Mr. Lakritz to any company in need of a technology savvy executive.
Max and I worked closely together since our teams managed the prodcution deliver with engineering product making it into the NOC. With explicit guidelines and process to follow, it was very clear how the teams execute on productions drops. In addition, escalations were handled in an efficient and effective manner with emphasis in getting our end customer up and running again no matter what it takes.
Max is a great team player. With the knowledge in the space ranging from hardware, security, and software stack, as well as great customer facing skills, makes him an ideal leader and just a great guy to work with overall.
Upon the merger between iShip.com and Stamps..com, I promoted Max to Vice President based on his many contributions and excellent knowledge of data center technologies. As a key member of my staff, Max brought focus to our infrastructure development activities and to the overall technology strategies of our organization. During the course of his employment, Max demonstrated great talent for identifying which technologies should be considered for our efforts and which vendors to supply those technologies.
Max’s responsibilities were focused on significant aspects of our company’s infrastructure development. This included the development and expansion of corporate systems in Washington and California, as well as production data centers in both states. This included a variety of hardware and vendor software development activities for systems that provided 24x7 services for our customers (external focus), and for systems that supported the entire company (internal focus). In addition, Max was responsible for some of our large IT vendor relationships.
I was impressed with Max’s ability to constantly stay on top of all forms of technology and his analysis of how these technologies would fit with our strategic plans. I strongly recommend Max for any applicable systems management or IS/IT positions.
Max is great. While supporting a dynamic and rapidly growing international company, I could count on him to respond quickly to issues or questions, and he did so with a positive attitude and style.
I worked with Max collaborating with him on several Oracle IT projects going on at Visto. We worked successfully on a project to increase the number of transactions and system uptime in Visto's complex environment. Without his leadership and guidance, the completion of this project would not have been possible. After I left Aware, we have maintained personal contact and he continues to mentor and provide valuable insight to me as my career develops.
I worked for Max at Wild Tangent in the R&D Group: Max is detailed and concise. He loves his customers and works hard to maintain a functional synergy among his teams. In an energy-driven environment, he's very good at keeping the workflow at a sane level while still accomplishing the project goals. I would definitely work with him again.
I worked with Max as a colleague and partner for several years at EMC. Max understands current technology very well, and is able to translate that to effective business solutions. He works very hard to focus on solving his customer's problems. As a partner, Max did a great job of managing multiple implementation projects requiring cooperation from many diverse groups, and keeping everyone on schedule.