Founder of Code 4 Finances, Former Police Chief
Mountain View, CA
Max Bosel has had an extensive career in public safety in the San Francisco Bay Area that began as a high school volunteer, continued as a paramedic, and culminated with 31-years as a peace officer.
In 1995, Max joined the City of Mountain View’s police department, where he rose through the ranks and was appointed police chief in August 2014. He has wide-ranging leadership experiences serving as an acting assistant city manager/human resources director, as well as the interim city manager. Max most recently served as Mountain View’s interim police chief in early 2023.
Beginning in 2021, Max founded “Code 4 Finances,” which provides no-cost financial wellness education and coaching tailored to first responders.
As a volunteer, Max assists a non-profit that hosts celebrity dinner fundraisers for local charities, and he is a national committee chair for a non-profit that provides programming for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to mentor youth interested in public safety careers.
Max received a BA in Management from St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California), an MPA from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Life Planning from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s State and Local Government Executive Program and the FBI’s National Academy.
Max has been married since 1995; he and his spouse relish an active lifestyle and have enjoyed traveling to all seven continents with many more destinations on their wishlist.