Meet the Team
Max works with American businesses to achieve ongoing success through deep knowledge and a hands-on approach to ownership, operations, and growth strategies. In particular, he specializes in positioning both product and service-based businesses to reach their full potential.
Max’s lifelong interest in value creation, innovation, and growth was sparked by dinner table conversations with his grandfather, Dick Egan, the founder and first CEO of EMC. These discussions provided real-world entrepreneurial case studies that highlighted the challenges and successes of starting and operating [an enduring] business
While informal, these conversations gave Max a deeper appreciation for the connection between a business owner and his or her company. Throughout his career, Max has continued this tradition of entrepreneurialism. From his wide-ranging experience, he has developed valuable insights and expertise to help maintain and expand the legacy of businesses.
Prior to forming Egan Legacy Partners, Max received his MBA from Harvard Business School, which helped integrate and refine his experience from prior roles:
As the Vice President of Product at The Finally Light Bulb Company, Max was responsible for the efficient and accurate delivery of high-quality products. He led the company’s manufacturability design and localization programs, which resulted in a nearly 75% cost reduction on the company’s flagship product. He developed expertise in supply chain management including assessing manufacturing feasibility to overseeing and fine-tuning production, and ultimately providing successful end-product delivery. Even more critical, Max received first-hand experience in factory line optimization, supply chains, shipping, and logistics management on a both a domestic and international basis.
Prior to Finally, Max worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Technology, Media, and Telecom and Financial Institutions and Governments groups. In this role, he assisted clients including Corning, IBM, ING Group, and Arrow Electronics. He was primarily responsible for evaluating, developing, and seamlessly completing well-structured deals, which are all skills he brings to his role as the founder of Egan Legacy Partners. During his time at J.P. Morgan, Max held a Series 63 and Series 79 (certified by FINRA).
His time at J.P. Morgan was pivotal to gaining first-hand experience capital raises, following a unique experience at Duke University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. At Duke, Max was hand-selected by two professors to combine his community-mindedness and business sense to support Project ADAM. The project focused on building a device to locate abducted children. With this project, he developed a successful proof of concept for a device that could utilize low-cost and low power wireless SMS messaging infrastructure to provide accurate location data for a child.
Max’s entrepreneurial and results-oriented focus are critical tools to help guide companies to achieve future growth and sustainability
Jack Egan brings his decades of experience in early-stage investments, storage, data protection, and enterprise infrastructure to Egan Legacy Partners.
Jack was an early employee and long-time executive at EMC Corporation. Jack led EMC’s sales team as Executive Vice President during a period in which annual revenue increased from $30 million to $3 billion.
Jack was a Board Member at EMC starting in 1992 and a Board Member at VMware starting in 2007 and was the Chairman of the M&A Committees at both EMC and VMware until the 2016 sale of EMC to Dell for $67 billion.
Jack co-founded Egan-Managed Capital, a $300mm venture fund focusing on early stage technology companies. Egan-Managed Capital made 52 investments between 1998 and 2016.
Jack also serves on the Board of Directors for other publicly traded and privately held companies, including: Verint (2012 to the present) where he is Lead Independent Director; NETSCOUT (2000 to the present) where he is Lead Independent Director; Progress Software (2011 to the present) where he is Non-Executive Chairman; and Trilio (2018). He has Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and Compensation Committee experience.
Jack graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in both Marketing and Computer Science. He resides west of Boston.
Amanda is a Partner who brings product management and digital marketing experience to Egan Legacy Partners.
Amanda started her career at Pivotal Software in 2014 where she was focused on marketing automation and project management, which included migrating the entire marketing website to a modern language and framework.
Amanda joined the social media advertising startup Adaptly in 2017 as a Product Manager. Amanda led the Integrations team, which maintained integrations and strategic partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat while also guiding new integrations. Under her leadership, Amanda’s team rebuilt the entire application’s navigation system and released over 170 new features. Adaptly was acquired by Accenture in December of 2018.
Amanda graduated with Distinction in her major from Duke University. She holds a BA in English and a Certificate of Policy Journalism and Media Studies.
Why partner with us?
- You are seeking a collaborative and trusted partner for your business
- You want to ensure your employees are rewarded with continued opportunities to grow
- You have driven a history of strong sales and you want to see your company’s legacy endure
Connect with us to benefit from our expertise in:
- Evaluating and completing purchases with well-structured deals
- Executing smooth and expedient transactions with minimal operational disruption
- Developing and growing through sustained reinvestment
Get in Touch
Please get in touch. We are excited to speak with anyone who may have a business that fits our investment criteria, or who would like to discuss. Please fill out the form here, or contact us directly by our email or physical addresses below
Address: 7 Country Way | Hopkinton, MA 01748 | United States
Phone: (617) 862-0602