Max Riedl joined Jens in 2011 as a project manager. Less than two years later he was appointed managing director and then associate partner. Cornelsen & Partner was founded.
Born in Hamburg, Max started his maritime career as a navigator in the German Navy. After studying naval architecture, Riedl started project management for yachts with Newcruise, the Hamburg based construction and design office. In the course of four years he worked on several prestigious new construction projects such as the 242-foot cruiser SIREN and the 377-foot yacht LUNA. For the next few years Max was absorbed by the demanding needs for the construction of the 531-foot ECLIPSE serving as project manager at Blohm+Voss shipyard.