Max received his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He studied and majored in both history and finance. His interest in the stock market began when he was in college. He continued to develop this interest by actually investing and researching potential stock during his free moments.
His love of photography began in college as well. He took some time to study in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. During that time, he realized that his interest in photography was to the extent that the wanted to make it a big part of his life. He has a website that features some of his photography and he also shares his photos on Instagram.
Upon graduation from college, he worked for PPM America, which is an investment management firm based in Chicago. He enjoyed his job, which involved researching financial investments and making recommendations to clients. He moved to New York City after three years and started working at Blackstone, which is where his current job is. He is the Vice President and also works as a U.S. credit research analyst.
His advice to others is to make sure that you do what you enjoy. He feels that if you do not enjoy it, then you will not be motivated to put the extra effort and energy into it. He feels that if you enjoy it, then it will not seem like work. Apart from the work in investments and his photography, he is also very interested in sports and loves listening to music.
Max Salk feels that success comes to those that stay open and take advantage of opportunities that come their way. He feels that success takes on many different forms and there are many ways to achieve it. He encourages others to try things they are interested in, and if it does not work out, then try something else.