Max Cartellieri is an entrepreneur with 15+ years experience founding, growing and running successful businesses focused on the knowledge economy. Max is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of AlphaSights, a global leader in knowledge search with regional hubs in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to starting AlphaSights, Max co-founded and served as co-CEO of Ciao AG, Europe’s leading price comparison and product review service, which was acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) in 2008. Prior to Ciao, Max co-founded MasterCar GmbH, precursor to Autoscout24 (Dt. Telekom). Max has also held roles in private equity (BC Partners) and strategy consulting (McKinsey & Company). Max holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.