Max J. Berger
Max Berger is the Content Coordinator at Geraci Media. He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Strategic & Corporate Communication. Max manages the production process of the company’s monthly industry magazine from beginning to end, including finding content writers and advertisers for each edition, editing articles/photos, visual design, growing the publication’s readership, and implementing long-term growth strategies. His responsibilities also include assisting with conference planning and execution, assisting with email and social media content campaigns, Salesforce/Pardot maintenance, handling Media payments and invoicing, and some photo editing and graphic design. As the Content Coordinator at Geraci, Max holds a key position in the development of the overall marketing vision and contributes to the execution of the firm’s growth. For Marketing inquiries, contact Mr. Berger.
One summer in college, through a program called Birthright, I traveled with a group of fellow students around Israel for two weeks- all expenses paid. It was an unparalleled experience that allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation for my heritage, meet amazing new people, and have more fun than I’ve ever had before. Highlights included the vibrant night life, the sunrise hike to Masada, and a surprise appearance from Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Books currently reading:
• East of Eden – John Steinbeck • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron – Bethany McLean • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy – Robert Dallek
The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Brockhampton, Tyler the Creator
The Dark Knight, Dazed and Confused, Inception, Pulp Fiction, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fight Club, The Truman Show, Home Alone
How I relax when not working:
• Spend time with my girlfriend • Practice guitar • Draw portraits • Read books • Watch movies/TV
What are you most proud of at Geraci LLP?
What I’m most proud of so far is seeing and contributing to the growth of the company. Everyone here is so motivated and passionate about reaching our goals. Never content with the way things are, our team is always striving for excellence and looking for ways to improve and grow. It is inspiring to play a part in this process.
Who or what helps you to stay motivated at Geraci?
My biggest motivator at Geraci comes from how connected I feel to my team and to the culture and goals of the company. The “Un-firm” atmosphere means that we go out of our way to help one another, to eliminate hierarchical barriers, and to collaborate effectively to achieve our goals. The people here are not just coworkers, they are also friends and teammates that I know I can rely on; that is why I am motivated to work hard every day and make sure that they can rely on me, too.
If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
I am a firm believer in the idea that a person’s experiences, both good and bad, make them who they are. While it would be tempting to go back and erase past mistakes and missteps, it would also deprive me of the growing and learning that came with them. That being said – I sometimes wish I’d studied abroad in college…
What is your proudest achievement?
That would either be that I’ve succeeded in cultivating my hobbies (guitar, portrait drawing) into competitive skills, or that I was the first in my family to graduate college, or that my professional career has begun with Geraci. I’m very proud of all three.
Who is or was the most influential person in your life?
This one is easy, and a total cliché… My father is the most influential person in my life. All my proudest accomplishments I owe in part to him. He instilled in me all my most deeply held values, providing ceaseless encouragement and motivation (and sometimes tough love) to achieve my goals and excel at everything I do. Without his patient guidance, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today.