Michael J. Moniz, one of the co-founders of Sage Canyon Advisors, currently serves as one of our Managing Directors.
Michael J. Moniz is also the co-founder, President, and CEO of Circadence and has established the company as a leader in the Network Optimization and Cyber-Defense Market. His commitment to financial viability, strategic acquisitions, and the development of innovative intellectual property has driven Circadence’s strong, continued growth in the WAN solutions market. Notably, in 2008, he led the company to a first place ranking in the Deloitte Fast 50. Under his direction, the company has secured 24 patents, many focusing on high-growth market segments such as cloud and mobile computing.
Mr. Moniz has been instrumental in building strong relationships with Circadence’s strategic investors, as well as major corporate and defense organizations such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, U.S. Department of Defense, including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Wyle and Oracle Corporation. In the late fall of 2001, Mr. Moniz, helped co-found Paladin Capital Group’s Homeland Security Fund, a multi-stage private equity firm, where he continues to serve as a Principal. Mr. Moniz has been a two-time finalist for Ernst and Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and he is featured in the New York Times best-selling book “How to Act Like a CEO” by Debra Benton. Based on his technology expertise, he has been an invited speaker at several national and international conferences, including the NATO Bioterrorism Conferences in Madrid, Spain and the TRC of the Sultanate of Oman for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurialism. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Center for Bio-defense Communications.
Mr. Moniz shares his business expertise and contributes guidance as a board member on several corporate and non-profit organizations including the Atlas Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Fund for Peace in Washington, DC, and the Outdoor Foundation. He was educated at the University of Colorado and Harvard University. He attended the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School.
Always pursuing ever-greater challenges, Mr. Moniz, an avid alpinist, co-holds the world speed record for his ascent of the 50 highest mountains in the U.S. in 43 days, has summited five of the Seven Summits, including Mt. Everest and is one of the few individuals to hold the distinction of summiting two 8,000 meter peaks (Mt. Everest and Lohtse) within 24 hours. In 2010, National Geographic named Mr. Moniz one of their Ultimate Adventurers.