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Moe Vela

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Moe Vela is the CEO of MoeVela, LLC, a strategic business advisory firm, with business partnerships and ventures that span the globe across a diversity of sectors and industries. He is also the Founder of The Vela Group, LLC, a global business development consulting firm. In addition to running his firms, he is Of Counsel/Senior Advisor at the law firm of Stein Mitchell Beato and Missner. Mr. Vela is also Chief Transparency Officer and on the Board of Directors at TransparentBusiness, a leading SaaS company providing remote workforce management technology, and the Board of Directors of TruConnect, one of the nation’s premier Lifeline companies. 


His latest entrepreneurial endeavors include being the talk show host of In the Know with Moe, a current-events podcast on Progressive Voices of America, and co-creator, co-producer, and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series. Mr. Vela stars alongside the likes of Steve Wozniak, Lance Bass, Rosie Rios, and several other business titans and luminaries.


Vela is a long-time Washington insider, and his leadership & counsel have been sought by some of the country’s top political and business leaders. Mr. Vela served as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor for then-Vice President Joe Biden. The stint was his second White House appointment as he also served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Advisor on Hispanic Affairs for Vice President Al Gore. Vela holds the distinction of being the first Hispanic-American to serve twice in the White House in a senior executive role.


Vela is often heard as a keynote speaker and is a frequent contributor or quoted in articles in the Associated Press, Fortune, Forbes, The Guardian, The Hill, INC magazine, Yahoo Finance and The Daily Mail, to name a few. Moe is often seen on Fox, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance TV, BBC, among other national and global news outlets. He has been named one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” by “Hispanic Business” magazine and was twice named as one of the “101 Most Influential Latinos” by “Latino Leaders” magazine, as well as, one of Washington’s Top 300 Insiders by the “National Journal,” as well as, named to the Powermeter 100 –the Washington area’s most influential individuals for Hispanic communities by “El Tiempo Latino,” a Washington Post publication.


A proud fourth-generation Texan, Mr. Vela earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Vela hails from a pioneer south Texas family that has served the community as a former U.S. Federal District Judge and a former Cameron County Judge. That service continues today through his cousin, Filemon Vela, Jr., the current Congressman from Texas’ 34th District.

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Moe Vela LLC


Using a national network and profile to connect businesses

to people, capital, ideas & opportunities.

At MoeVela LLC, our mission is to partner with companies in various stages of their growth and provide them with the myriad of resources that Moe Vela and his team offer. We are “connectors.” As a partner in your business, what we bring to the table are connections ― connecting your business to capital, to strategic partnerships, to stakeholders and opinion-makers, and to innovative ideas and business opportunities. By being your business development partner and third-party facilitator, we will help your business expand its horizons, increase sales and improve your bottom line.

At our firm, we don't throw around business lingo, gimmicks, and big words ― we keep it simple and produce results. Who has time for cleverly-named business tactics, processes, and models ― let's get started on taking your company or program to the next level through proven techniques, meaningful relationships, innovative and creative solutions, and old-fashioned hard work.

We will only do business with individuals and companies who share our commitment to the highest levels of integrity, ethics, transparency, honesty, and a spirit of inclusion and positive energy.

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