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Max Levine



Max Levine is a Director who joined CEA’s philanthropic services practice in 2012 serving foundations, nonprofits, and impact-oriented financial institutions. Max typically leads teams developing strategies and quantitative analyses for ocean, climate, and conservation finance assignments. Max recently developed a large family foundation’s impact investment strategy targeting technological solutions to improve ocean health, led the year-long “2020 Global Landscape Review of Fishery Improvement Projects,” and is developing a strategy to responsibly promote offshore wind globally. Max has worked with a variety of clients, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation, the Harte Charitable Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others.

Prior to joining CEA, Max served as an Associate for a boutique investment bank, which focused on structuring and raising debt and equity capital for rapid growth companies and providing advisory and capital raising services for specialty lenders, both domestically and internationally. Max earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Middlebury College in International Politics and Economics.

On Sunday mornings, Max enjoys walking to a local doughnut shop with his wife and his toddling son to get a glazed old-fashioned doughnut, a chocolate frosted doughnut, and a doughnut hole.