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Clearing obstacles from your path

Unlocking opportunities

Maxwell Brown

Max is a leader integrating remote sea/air/space platforms, infrastructure, sensors, and the data security required to interconnect those ecosystems in the US National Security enterprise and commercial early-stage ventures. 

As a former Founder (ProMazo), Naval Intelligence Officer (Space Cadre), and technical product manager, Max draws from experience creating large, small, and rapidly growing teams to effectively scale hardware/software systems. 

Max capitalizes on intimate, global networks of scientists, engineers, and leaders in commercial industries, and the US Joint Force and Interagency. 

His most recent focus is startup advisory and making connections across traditionally disparate verticals.

Max is a mountaineer, most recently climbing and backcountry skiing Hawaii’s tallest volcano during the 2023 Kona Low snowstorm. As an off-shore sailboat racer, Max competes on the East Coast and Hawaii.

Ryan Coughlin

Ryan brings a diverse background in private equity and venture capital, leveraging his expertise across operational roles within portfolio companies. 

As part of Alvarez & Marsal and various interim management positions, Ryan spearheaded cost reduction, implemented technology process redesigns, and successfully led complex turnaround and restructuring initiatives for senior management and financial sponsors.

In addition, Ryan has made investments in and provided advisory services to over 20 startups in industries such as remote sensing, fintech, insuretech, space, marine, cyber-security, and infrastructure. 

Notably, he recently served as the Interim COO for a leading FCC-licensed satellite company.

Ryan was a varsity golfer at Notre Dame, and as an MBA student at Boston College, he was a two time Academic All-American player and then coach. He remains an active competitor in amatuer and professional events, currently holding the back to back Westchester Amateur Championship title (2022, 2023).


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