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Maxim Thorne

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder & CEO, JusticeInvestor, passionate about living a philanthropic life, investing in people and equality, innovation, law and justice.

Founder & CEO, JusticeInvestor, passionate about living a philanthropic life, investing in people and equality, innovation, law and justice.

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Involved In


JusticeInvestor PBC & JusticeInvestor Foundation
JusticeInvestor PBC & JusticeInvestor Foundation
WRAP Weekend


Foreign Relations Committee, FSM
Jarrett Barrios
Yale Board of Governors
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ
Barnert Hospital Foundation
Foreign Relations Committee, FSM


Founder, President and CEO JusticeInvestor PBC & JusticeInvestor Foundation 2015 - present
Executive Vice President The Paley Center for Media May 2013 - present
Adjunct Professor Rutgers University Graduate School of Public Affairs and Administration December 2012 - present
Adjunct Professor, Lecturer Yale University Careers January 2012 - present
Executive Committee Yale School of Public Health October 2010 - present
Yale Board of Governors Member Yale University Careers 2010 - present
GLAAD Board Member GLAAD 2010 - present
Founder, Chairman JusticeInvestor PBC & JusticeInvestor Foundation July 2007 - present
Founder WRAP Weekend January 2004 - present
President & CEO Round Table Consulting January 2003 - present
Vice President for Development and General Counsel BOS Development Corporation September 2010 - 2013
NAACP Chief Development and Communications Officer, Senior Vice President NAACP October 2008 - July 2010
Finance Committee/African American Leadership Council Obama for America January 2007 - February 2010
Board Member Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ March 2002 - December 2009
Chief Executive Officer Brooklyn Child and Family Services December 2006 - October 2008
Interim Deputy Executive Director Black AIDS Institute 2006 - December 2006
Board Member Barnert Hospital Foundation June 2000 - December 2006
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Human Rights Campaign November 2005 - April 2006
Executive Director New Jersey Head Start Association February 2001 - November 2005
Deputy Executive Director Passaic County Legal Aid Society 1996 - 2002
Deputy Director Passaic County Legal Aid Society 1995 - 2000
Legal Advisor Foreign Relations Committee, FSM September 1993 - June 1995
Associate Lowenstein Sandler Rosen & Katz September 1992 - September 1993


Yale Law School Law September 1989 - June 1992
Yale University Economics and Law 1985 - 1992
Queens College Secondary School Arts and Sciences 1976 - 1983
University of Oxford Economic History
Université Paris-Sorbonne French Civilization and Culture

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Growth
  • • Email Marketing
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Private equity
  • • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • • Executive coaching
  • • Fintech
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • Product Development
  • • Social Media
  • • Social Media Marketing
  • • Startup Operations
  • • User Experience Design
  • • User Interface Design
  • • u
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Social Impact
  • • Legal
  • • impact investing
  • • corporate social responsibility

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Maxim believes in living a philanthropic life. He particularly embraces the giving mandates that are found in all religions, especially the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, which literally mean to repair the world.

That is why he founded JusticeInvestor to repair or "level the bench". If you believe that everyone should have a fair shot at justice, you should be a justiceinvestor. With your help comparatively less powerful claimants have a fair chance to make their case even when the defendants are powerful and rich.

He reveals in the seminar he created and teaches at Yale University, Philanthropy in Action, the giving mandates found in all religions: the Hindu Utsarg, giving for public benefit, Christian charity, Muslim Zakat, Budhist Dana. And in the secular tradition, simply because it is right for the common good.

He is passionate about civil rights and the environment and served in leadership positions in important philanthropic organizations including the NAACP, Human Right Campaign, Legal Services and Head Start. He brings his business experiences as well from his time in corporate law and Wall Street.

Maxim is a Lecturer, Fellow of and graduate of Yale University and the Yale Law School. He serves or has served several Boards including the Yale Board of Governors, GLAAD, and the Yale Black Alumni Association. He is also a featured blogger on the Huffington Post.



How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I am a very empathetic and passionate co-founder who respects, welcome and encourages talent and difference.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Maxim is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Jay Sabal
They're my friends  •  Founder & Managing Partner, DCFx Equity Partners and Consultant Consumer Goods, Guidepoint. Kellogg grad.
Very smart outspoken and knows his stuffs
Jay Sabal
They're my friends  •  Founder & Managing Partner, DCFx Equity Partners and Consultant Consumer Goods, Guidepoint. Kellogg grad.
Knowledgeable on his stuffs
Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch
They're my mentor  •  Mentor and Advisor, Justice Investor and Mentor/Advisor, Loot App.
Maxim combines a great sense of entrepreneurship with a unwavering commitment to noble causes such as access to justice, social justice and ... care for people and the environment. He is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic, persuasive, driven whilst having an intimate knowledge of his market and subject. He is throughly impressive.
Abhishek Tiwari
They're my advisor  •  Previously Executive Director, Thorton Hldgs.. Previously Director, Avaya.
Driven and innovative guy who actually executes. :)
Richard Graves
They're my advisor  •  Co-founder and VP, Corporate & Business Development, Ethical Electric.
Maxim is a people person that builds deep relationships with very smart people he learns from and is very persuasive about his mission, some ... of the key elements needed to build the community that supports the development of any successful startup.
Stephen Brown
They're my advisor  •  Chief Executive Officer & President, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Yale grad.
He is extraordinarily passionate and brilliant!
Anurag Gupta
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, Be More and Self Employed, Speaker and Consultant. NYU grad.
He has a long career of incredible achievements! He is passionate about entrepreneurship and using his ideas to create a better world.
Melissa Craig
They're my mentor  •  Mgmt consultant / Operating CFO, FinTech ecosystem and Interim CFO, Libra.
Maxim Thorne has a vision, a plan and the skills to change the status quo. He sees beyond just making money for himself and his investors. ... He seeks to significantly alter the way that "justice" is administered in the US and globally. He is actually working to make the world a better place. And he has the ability to do it.

Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch
We worked together  •  Mentor and Advisor, Justice Investor and Mentor/Advisor, Loot App.
He is incredibly charming, knowledgeable, connected and fun.