For much of the past decade, Max Salk has been climbing up the corporate ladder in the investment world. This career started after he obtained a degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011, with a minor in History. He followed this up with a position in Morningstar in Chicago, although this only lasted less than a year before he moved on to PPM America. While there, he spent three years working as an Investment Analyst. During this time, Mr. Salk was able to constantly learn and improve his skills, which led to him becoming known in the industry relatively quickly.
After three years with PPM America, however, Max Salk decided to take a leap of faith and moved to New York City to work with The Blackstone Group, one of the largest investment firms in the world. Even though Mr. Salk had decided to study Finance in college, he had no idea that he wanted to get into corporate investment and financial markets until he was already in college. His passion for markets was ignited one night when he was watching CNBC while also researching and trading stocks. This passion is what eventually led to him pursuing a position with PPM America.
Throughout this time, Max Salk has enjoyed quite a social life alongside his budding investment career. This includes the likes of traveling, exercising, going to concerts and much more, as well as following the Chicago Cubs and the Bears during the sports season. On top of this, he’s also known for having a budding career as a photographer, where his skills are increasingly in-demand. However, this has led to many people to wonder how Max Salk stays so productive. After all, there are only so many hours in the day, which begs the question as to how he fits everything in, especially while running his own photography business on top of everything.
As Mr. Salk has noted, the key to this is to be diligent and pragmatic. By focusing on the biggest priorities first and then making your way down the list, you can increase your productivity all-round.