Congrats to Five Star Business
Finance on its IPO!
Five Star Business Finance Founder, Lakshmipathy Deenadayalan
Lakshmipathy Deenadayalan
Max
Perrino
Associate General Counsel
    Focus: Portfolio Services
    Location: Palo Alto

    Max joined Norwest in 2022 as Associate General Counsel. In this role, he works closely with Norwest investment professionals, co-investors, board members, and portfolio company founders and CEOs on a wide variety of legal activities across Norwest’s global fund.

    Prior to joining Norwest, Max worked at Specialized as Commercial Counsel where he focused on domestic and international strategic M&A, most notably involving an industry consolidation and direct to consumer initiative to acquire independent bike retailers around the world. Prior to Specialized, Max was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges practicing M&A with a focus on Private Equity transactions, SPACs and Growth Equity Investments.

    Max received a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Max is a member of the State Bar of California.

    Get To Know Max
    • 01
      What was your first job?
      In high school, working out of a garage for a company called Hot Flops in their “shipping department,” processing orders and boxing up novelty sandals.
    • 02
      What was your first car?
      Stick shift 1989 Honda Accord with over 300,000 miles!
    • 03
      Do you have a favorite quote?
      “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence . . . The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge