Passionate about developing meaningful solutions to health, social and environmental challenges, Max Dizard specializes in transforming initial product concepts into commercially viable businesses. Max has a decade of experience across early-stage venture capital, product and program management.

Prior to joining bioStratica, Max was an Associate with Innovation Works, where he spearheaded a seed-stage investment fund dedicated to spinning out software and advanced materials companies from research. He has held key positions with emerging companies, leading market analysis, raising capital, and managing the full product development and commercialization lifecycle.

Max holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics and urban studies and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is active on multiple Boards, including as an Independent Director for AthleteTrax, and community economic development volunteer, currently serving as Board Chair for Riverview Towers and Board Member for The SteelTree Fund.