Managing Partner, Nfluence Partners
Gary Moon works and plays at the intersection of capitalism, consciousness and social
impact. As Managing Partner, Gary led the formation of Nfluence Partners, a Technology
Boutique Investment Bank founded originally in 2011 as the Technology, Media & Telecom group at Headwaters MB. Gary and his partners built Headwaters into a top 5 Technology
M&A Boutique Investment Bank by number of transactions in 2017 before forming Nfluence in January 2018. At Nfluence, Gary focuses on managing the firm’s institutional investor network, as well as working with mission-aligned businesses (those companies and their leaders that believe for profit business can be a force for good). In 2018 in partnership with Conscious Capitalism Inc. Gary launched the Mission-Aligned Growth Summit, an annual event focused on curating a learning community interested in topics at the intersection of conscious business and capital markets. Gary serves on the San Francisco Bay Area board of Build.org, a non-profit teaching entrepreneurship to high school students in under-resourced communities. Originally a Stanford electrical engineering student, Gary started his career as an entrepreneur, founding Luna Communications immediately out of school in 1996. Luna was a nationally regarded wireless systems integrator, which he ran for 5 years and merged into a competitor in 2001 while becoming CTO and MD of Client Services. With quality mentors, colleagues and friends, Gary found his second vocational passion in Technology Investment Banking, where Gary worked for Viant Capital, and Ridgecrest Capital Partners including living in Barcelona leading Ridgecrestєs European/US cross-border practice before moving back to the US to launch the Headwaters TMT practice. Gary and his partner Maria have 5 kids between them, ranging in age from 5 to 22. You can most often find them traveling somewhere in the world on various internal and external adventures.