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About The Team

Gathered from a wide variety of industries, cultures and experience, Team Vela is here to meet your needs and help you grow your business.

Moises “Moe” V. Vela

Jr. Founder, President & CEO

John Dankowski

Senior Business Development Strategist

Eric J. Wagner

Senior Business Development Strategist

Phil Giorgianni

Senior Business Development Strategist

Alan Meraz

Senior Business Development Strategist

Deiv Compton

Director of Operations & Administration

International Affiliates

Affiliate

Paulo Dias

Brazilian Affiliate

Full details of Team Member

John Dankowski

Senior Business Development Strategist

john@thevelagroup.com

410-858-7175

John is a seasoned executive offering years of cross-government and cross-industry experience in both the private and public sectors. He possesses hands-on expertise in business development, capture management, and small and large-scale operations, personnel management and mentoring, as well as profit and loss experience. Throughout his tenure in multiple, high profile roles, Mr. Dankowski has formed and maintains close relationships with stakeholders throughout many government departments and agencies.

Having spent much of his career in National Security leadership positions, Mr. Dankowski was required to coordinate interdependent activities across multiple organizations. From authoring policy and managing programs of national scale to executing day-to-day mission operations, Mr. Dankowski’s track record demonstrates prudence in fiscal responsibility, mastery in promoting collaborative behaviors, and respect as a trusted mentor and colleague. The capstone of his federal service was an appointment as Special Assistant to the President of the United States, and Director of White House Operations.

For full career details, please see: www.linkedin.com/pub/john-r-dankowski/6/320/a6b/

Eric J. Wagner

Senior Business Development Strategist

eric@thevelagroup.com

703-899-3528

Mr. Wagner successfully integrates finance, marketing, and business operations to help companies grow in a cost efficient way.
In addition to launching several successful businesses, Eric has spent twenty years in multiple industries including investment banking, money management, and financial consulting. Through this experience, Eric has developed an expertise in financial operations, capital markets access, strategic development and business growth. He is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Business

Phil Giorgianni

Senior Business Development Strategist

phil@thevelagroup.com

718-619-6763

With an extensive background in public relations and communication, Mr. Giorgianni is dedicated to helping small businesses and non-profits thrive. He knows how best to connect with buyers in targeted corporations-based businesses’ core competencies and upcoming procurement needs including diversifying their supplier channels to reach key opportunities in contracting and entrepreneurial development.

Alan Meraz

Senior Business Development Strategist

alan@thevelagroup.com

415-316-6312

For full career details, please see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanmeraz27

Deiv Compton

Director of Operations and Administration

deiv@thevelagroup.com

Deiv Compton is our Director of Operations and Administration and Mr. Vela’s personal assistant. In this position, Compton is responsible for human resources, information technology, scheduling and logistics, and managing the budget. Raised in Latin America, educated at Samford University, and perfected by the U.S. Navy, he has worked as an engineer, linguist, graphic designer, production artist, research assistant and house manager, as well as an entrepreneur and business owner. In his spare time, he is a Pastry Chef specializing in pastries for people with allergies.

Paulo Dias

Brazilian Affiliate

Paulo runs a business investment and consulting firm that services both the public and private sectors in Brazil and works closely with national and international companies by developing strategic relationships for his clients. He represents a diversity of sectors. His experienced consultants excel at understanding a company’s process and business development needs in order to develop a comprehensive strategy in an effort to make their clients more profitable.