The Vela Group, LLC is all about helping each of our clients grow their business.  Experience tells us that new and lasting business is borne of trust-relationships. Quite simply, people “hire” people they trust.  We are relationship experts bridging our clients to the people they need to get to know in order to grow.  

We immerse in each client’s strategy, help evolve it if need be, and then tee up and support select and impactful introductions to prospects who actually need the services or solutions our client’s offer. 

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 to the next level through our proven relationship-centric techniques and methodology, innovative and artful approaches to your market, and old-fashioned hard work.

We are a team of service-oriented and driven professionals who have spent decades forming and nurturing trust relationships with executives who now serve across the U.S. public and private sectors and internationally as well.  We operate as an enterprise – always able to look across our firm to find just the right dots to connect for our clients. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of service – always mindful of making certain the connections we make are meaningful for all involved.  In so doing, we provide our clients with tangible results. In short, WE DELIVER.


Value Proposition

About our Principals

The Vela Group LLC is about helping businesses to grow and prosper. Our core services to our clients are centered on relationship-based business development and growth strategies, services and solutions. We help our clients formulate, evolve, and execute strategies to win and grow business in both the Public and Private sectors.

Value Proposition: Most businesses spend thousands of dollars on employing business development, capture management, and sales associates who – while experienced in the circles they travel – have limited relationships, reach, and ability to drive results across a broader market. That investment would be better spent outsourcing your business development efforts to the array of seasoned experts at The Vela Group.  At a fraction of the cost of one full time executive, you have at your disposal a far broader set of experience and relationship access.

MOE: Gumption: Before launching The Vela Group LLC, Moe was Of Counsel at the prestigious law firm of Holland & Knight in the Public Policy & Regulations Group. His focus was on client development, public policy, government relations, strategic communications, regulatory affairs and Hispanic outreach.  In earlier culminating periods of his career, Moe was the first Hispanic American to have served twice as a senior executive in the White House.

JOHN: Passion: Leveraging years of cross-government (political appointee, career government, and military service) and cross-industry private sector experience, John’s business development successes for firms have been fueled by his first-hand understanding of federal government operations, acquisition regulations, and buying habits. That said, it is his stable of well-nurtured and longstanding trust-relationships that matter most. 

SHALOM: Determination: A sought-after business consultant, well-regarded community activist, and entrepreneur, Shalom hosts the popular “Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein” radio show in Chicago. He has worked with businesses and community organizations around the country in developing strategies for external affairs and marketing success.