GrowNextGen industry leader

Richard “Max” Maksimoski

President of Maximum C/Q, LLC

I am the owner and sole proprietor of an R&D and new business consulting firm.

What is the benefit of collaboration between industry and education?

Effective collaboration between industry and education combines the best of each entity’s skills. Industry provides an outlet to the marketplace, skills at execution and scale-up, and a more in-depth knowledge of the consumer and customer. Education provides deep technical knowledge and skills and a longer term vision. Together, they are the complete package.

What value/assistance can you and your company provide to teachers and classrooms as they connect with you?

I’m willing to come to class to assist with lesson content, provide presentations to class, describe my work history, etc. Shadowing me would probably not be an interesting experience for a student.

Why should teachers connect with you through GrowNextGen?

I have a broad range of experience across many companies and industries from my career. I have worked in large, mid-sized, and small organizations. I now have my own company that has been around for almost 6 years. I have traveled the world for business. I can add a unique perspective that many have never experienced.