As a director of business operations, Monica works with the COO to manage and drive forward key strategic operational initiatives across the firm. Additionally, she is responsible for the design and implementation of critical operational processes, ensuring full alignment and accountability.

Prior to joining Crestone, Monica was the special assistant to the CEO and civic engagements at Guild Education, founded to bridge the gap between education and employment for the 88 million working adults in need of upskilling for the future of work in the U.S. Before her role at Guild Education, she was chief of staff at Zayo Group, leading the company’s efforts around community engagement, diversity and inclusion, university recruitment, business intelligence and executive engagement. Before Zayo, Monica served as the senior advisor to Michael B. Hancock, mayor of Denver.

Monica attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

Apart from Crestone, Monica serves as a member of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Denver Partnership. She finished the 2002 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Denver Race for Cure as one of the top 5 women finalists, with a personal record for a 5K.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING PART OF CRESTONE?
Crestone understands the value of putting people first – it cultivates employees who feel that their ideas are valued and believed in. Crestone recognizes teamwork and ensures employees feel a sense of identity in their work. One constant throughout is the quality, intelligence, and empathetic nature of all team members.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO PURSUE A CAREER IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT?
I am someone who thrives in entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-driven environments. I am excited to learn from experts first-hand to increase my knowledge in the financial services industry.
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT PERSONALLY?
I am passionate about social impact; being held accountable to something bigger encourages me to continue to do my best and push others to do the same.

I am also passionate about creating environments where employees can capitalize on their strengths, mentoring others to help shape their growth, and witnessing colleagues expand on their skill sets to reach next level achievements.