Max Plank

Program & Marketing Director


Dream responsibly.


As the former Chief Operations Officer and Creative Director of the established creative agency Zooom Productions in Los Angeles, California, Max has plenty of experience in brand positioning and branding, campaign and event management, as well as digital development.

Under his leadership, Zooom was nominated Top 20 Brand Agency as well as Top 20 Video Production Agency for several consecutive years. The clients he worked for include Leica Camera, Red Bull, Billabong, Bundaberg, Black Diamond, Nike, Oakley, Procter & Gamble, Tetrapak, and many others.

Together with Djimon, Max developed the program for the Gate of No Return Marathon & Festival Series in 2019, which got the stamp of approval by Patrice Talon, the President of Benin, West Africa.

A long time before that happy day, Max graduated as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Economics in Vienna, and Film Production Manager from UCLA and the German Chamber of Commerce.

Besides, Max is an RRCA-certified Race Director for running event as well as an avid (yet not so fast) road & mountain biker. As a yearly participant of the Eroica Race Series, he regularly dusts off his old 1970 Peugeot Race Bike & cotton jerseys.

Achievements include:

  • 14+ Years Brand & Marketing, Comms, Event Experience
  • Co-Creator of Gate of No Return with Djimon Hounsou
  • Former COO of Zooom Productions in Los Angeles
  • Awarded Top 20 Brand+ Top 20 Video Production Agency
  • Clients: Leica Camera, Red Bull, Oakley, Puma, Billabong, …
  • RRCA-certified Race Director (Road Runners Club of America)