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Reinier Moquete

Reinier Moquete

Advocate. Connector. Entrepreneur. Technology Expert.

Reinier Moquete

Reinier Moquete

Advocate. Connector. Entrepreneur. Technology Expert.

Advoqt Technology Group

Advoqt Technology Group

Advoqt provides IT Consulting, Managed Services, and Staffing — Our “Proven Framework for Cloud Adoption & Management” includes people, process, and technology and is designed to increase business agility via on-demand compute resources while lowering the risks of today’s Cybersecurity landscape. Learn More.
Diversity IT Network

Diversity IT Network

Diversity IT Network is a social enterprise and leadership development program that advances the careers of multicultural technology professionals via training in leadership, emotional intelligence, conversational intelligence, as well as peer-to-peer mentorship and career coaching. Learn More.

Latino STEM Alliance

Latino STEM Alliance

Latino STEM Alliance aims to inspire underserved youth to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math by providing hand-on learning opportunities that they would otherwise not have. The program is delivered at no-cost to students and in partnership with over a dozen public schools and non-profits across Massachusetts. Learn More.
CyberWarrior Academy

CyberWarrior Academy

CyberWarrior Academy is a Cybersecurity bootcamp and apprenticeship program that delivers field-ready InfoSec talent. The training is intensive, pragmatic, hands-on, and delivered by Cybersecurity practitioners and white-hat hackers with day to day exposure to the rapidly changing threat landscape. Learn More.

Reinier’s Story

 

Reinier Moquete was born in New York City and spent his youth moving around the Northeast USA and Dominican Republic, attending over a dozen schools K-12 before settling back into NYC in the mid 90s. Reinier was a rebellious teenager and often found himself in trouble until a near death experience forced him to consider a different lifestyle. In 1999, realizing he needed to escape the destructive path his life was heading down, he moved to Boston at 20 years old with no family, no education, and no money. It took him 6yrs of full-time classes on nights and weekends while maintaining a 60+ hour work week to earn an A.A. and A.S. (Business & Finance, respectively) from Bunker Hill Community College as well as a B.S. in Telecommunications via Pace University’s online program, NACTEL. Today, Reinier is CEO for Advoqt Technology Group, pronounced “advocate”, a next-generation Systems Integrator and Managed Services company that provides Application Development, Cloud Migration, and Cybersecurity expertise to mid-market businesses. Advoqt recently built and is working to commercialize proprietary software that uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to address Information Security risks.

Reinier’s life experiences drive him to give back so he has integrated that passion into Advoqt via workforce development programs that are scalable and sustainable: Diversity IT Network and CyberWarrior Academy. Diversity IT Network helps multicultural IT professionals get into management roles. DITN hosts monthly events including networking, training around leadership and emotional intelligence, as well as career coaching. DITN is now building an online platform for peer-to-peer mentorship, career navigation, and other professional development resources. CyberWarrior Academy is a Cybersecurity boot camp for IT professionals with 2 to 5 years of industry experience. The training is delivered by Advoqt’s security experts, whom see real-world threats daily and are constantly innovating to keep up with industry trends. The program teaches pragmatic and highly in-demand skills which enable participants to get jobs as Information Security Analysts (average annual salary of over $80,000 USD versus $50,000 USD as a Help Desk Analyst). CyberWarrior Academy kicks off in Fall 2017.

Reinier is Co-Founder and Board President of Latino STEM Alliance, a 503(c)3 certified non-profit (founded in 2010) that teaches kids how to build robots and is designed to inspire underserved youth to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). After recruiting a Board of Directors and an Executive Director, the organization has scaled rapidly to over 17 locations across Boston and Lawrence and serves hundreds of kids each week. Financial supporters include Advoqt, The Boston Foundation, the National Grid Foundation, the Cummings Foundation, Raytheon, Kronos, Eastern Bank, among others. Program partners include Boston Public Schools, Lawrence Public Schools, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and many other science and education related organizations.

A serial entrepreneur and community advocate, Reinier is active in other initiatives including the Latino Legacy Fund at The Boston Foundation, the My Brother’s Keeper advisory committee at the City of Boston, and Tech Hire Boston at the Boston Private Industry Council, among others. In the past, Reinier has served within the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, as a Board Fellow for KIPP Massachusetts, as an Occupational Advisor for Roxbury Community College, a Youth Council Member for the Metro North Regional Employment Board, and as Boston-Chapter President for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), among other volunteer activities, mentorship, and speaking engagements.

Reinier lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife Ylira Pimentel-Moquete, a Psychotherapist and Wellness Coach at www.Ylira.com, and their three children.

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Phone: 617-835-4525

Address: 10 Guest Street, Suite 290
Boston, MA 02135