As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Monica is responsible for all sales, marketing, and corporate engagement activities. This includes defining and designing a membership experience, as well as premier CTA events, that represents the very best in tech for Colorado's economy.
Prior to joining CTA, Monica was the Chief Strategy Officer for Colorado Office of Information Technology (OIT). In her role with the State of Colorado, Monica's responsibilities included development and execution of OIT’s overall organizational strategy ensuring alignment with the Governor’s Office and agencies’ goals. She also focused on attracting, growing and retaining IT jobs and businesses in Colorado and supporting the Secretary of Technology in promoting Colorado as the ideal location for technology based companies and workers. In addition, her efforts also focused on defining the overall broadband strategy for the State of Colorado and promoting coordination and collaboration activities across the state.
Monica brings more than fifteen years experience in the IT industry with proven strategy development, business operations and program/project management expertise. This included Chief of Staff for Oracle’s Global IT Service Operations, the organization responsible for all data centers and computing operations worldwide. In this role, Monica was responsible for driving strategic goal alignment, organizational readiness, employee enablement and communications throughout the organization of 600+ employees. She also worked several years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. holding a variety of business, people and project management roles within IT Operations and Services.
Monica has a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from Regis University in Denver. She also completed the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business 50 for Colorado Leadership Program. Monica is a recipient of the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Forty Under 40 awards and the StateScoop 50 Awards Golden Gov: State Executive of the Year.
Monica is a member of the Women’s Leadership Foundation Board of Directors and the Regis University College of Computer & Information Sciences Executive Advisory Board and is a previous member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Associate Board where she has volunteered with their Sports Buddies Program for more than ten years.
Women in Tech + "Dream, Girl" Screening
Join SpotX & GA Denver for a "Women in Tech" panel discussion and a screening of 'Dream, Girl', a documentary that follows the paths of five female entrepreneurs.