Chief Technological Office


Max Gartzke


United States


Monday, December 31, 2018


Chief Technological Officer

My name is Max Gartzke, and I am currently in the UW Evening MBA program.  I work full time for Pernod Ricard (the parent company for Jameson Irish Whiskey, Malibu Rum, Absolut Vodka, and many more), and I’ve been working on building a consumer facing data mining app for bars and consumers.  I launched an MVP in a test market awhile ago and had 89% of accounts sign up for it within two weeks.  The initial launch gained attention from Diageo (Smirnoff Vodka, Crown Royal, and Captain Morgan to name a few brands within their portfolio), Pernod Ricard, and more.

I am looking for a CTO to work with me to build out the rest of the project -- someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship and building a project from the base concept to scale. I’ve had a few conversations with investors and gBeta and have a solid network within the startup industry in Madison, and bringing development in-house seems like the best option moving forward.  The right person would start off working part time as an equity partner (meaning you'd receive ownership in the company as payment), and once the product is ready for market, I will sell it into multiple markets in Wisconsin where I have relationships with bars.  At that point we will continue to grow into new markets, and I will reach out to the digital marketing teams of major suppliers that I have contacts with.  As soon it is feasible, this person would transition into a full time role.



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