Max Spivak was born in Leningrad, Russia, but immigrated to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 6. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Max assumed a trading role on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. Realizing his passion for healthcare, he switched career tracks and joined the management team of a retail pharmacy chain in New York City. Fascinated by the healthcare industry and its problems, Max decided to learn more by enrolling in Cornell's MBA/MILR dual degree program. He is now focused on making an impact in the healthcare industry and is interested in emerging markets. Max lives in Ithaca, NY with his fiancé, Kate, and their rescued cat, Philip. They enjoy the outdoors, automobiles, water sports, and travel.