Mr. Moura has over 29 years in the financial services industry, creating and executing marketing and distribution strategies around the globe. He began his career at Fidelity Investments and the Boston Company Asset Management. He and partners bought his division to eventually start Funds Distributors Inc., the original underwriter and distributor of what is now iShares ETFs and many other investment funds. He then assumed the position of Global Head of Marketing at Russell Investments and later helped to start The Winslow Group, a hedge fund-of-funds firm. Immediately after selling Winslow to a European entity, he started Novartis Consulting Group (Latin for learning new skills).
For the last 18 years, as a business consultant, he helped numerous large, medium and start up companies strategically align their organization, create new products (Domestic and Off Shore), find capital for startup and help with transition management. To date he guided 11 startups, and M & A over 20 firms. He is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 and sold 2 businesses. Able to see the whole picture and the problems not the symptoms, he is relied upon to advise as a board member or owner confidant.
Recently relocating back to New England, he is an avid outdoorsman, reader and Boston Sports Fanatic.
Graduate of the University of Massachusetts , Business Admin/Marketing
The Babson College Olin Management School of Entrepreneurial Studies
He recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer in the United States Marine Corps / Reserve.
Graduate of the National Defense University, Communications and Electronics School, Amphibious Warfare School and the Command and Staff College, where he is a certified instructor for young officers aspiring to command.
Recipient numerous medals and ribbons including the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal , Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, SW Asia Campaign, and Combat Action Ribbon.