Michael Moniz

Co-Founder, President and CEO,

Michael Moniz is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Circadence, a market leader in cybersecurity readiness solutions. Mr. Moniz transformed Circadence’s early visionary multiplayer gaming expertise and core network optimization focus into the world’s preeminent AI-powered cybersecurity learning and assessment platform available on Microsoft Azure. Under his guidance, Circadence has secured more than 42 patents in emerging market segments.

Mr. Moniz has been a two-time finalist for Ernst and Young’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is featured in the New York Times best-selling book “How to Act Like a CEO” by Debra Benton. Mr. Moniz has been an invited speaker at several national and international conferences, including Microsoft’s READY and INSPIRE, NDU’s Cyber Beacon event, MD5’s Veterans Innovation Initiative, and the French-American INTERPOL Cyber Security Conference. Mr. Moniz is also a Founding Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group a DC-based PE Firm with over $1B under management.

Mr. Moniz serves as a board member with several organizations including the National Defense University Foundation, Northern Therapeutics Inc. and the Long’s Peak Council for BSA. Formerly, Mr. Moniz held Director positions with QuantaLife, Inc., the Atlas Institute at CU Boulder, the Fund for Peace, and the Outdoor Industry Foundation.

Mr. Moniz, an avid alpinist, in 2012 set the world speed record for his ascent of the 50 highest mountains in the U.S. in 43 days and has summited five of the Seven Summits, including a dual 24-hour summit of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. In 2010, National Geographic named Mr. Moniz one of their Ultimate Adventurers.