Mona’s expertise is in turning knowledge of a company’s market, technology and culture into actionable strategy that drives growth.
Mona’s experience covers both large public companies and startups. She currently severs as Chief Corporate Strategy Officer at User Testing, a San Francisco-based company powering customer-centric design and decisions through on-demand human insights. Prior to that, Mona was Managing Director of Tribal Advisors where she helped early stage tech companies develop their growth strategies and negotiate successful exits. As Corporate Vice President, Business Development at Cadence, she led mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions and venture investments, delivering tens of millions of dollars in incremental revenue. She also led the definition of the company’s acquisition and partnership strategy, enabling Cadence to expand into adjacent growth markets. Mona has also been an operator in two early-stage startups: Coverity, which led the market in the automation of identifying software vulnerabilities; and Viblio, which pioneered automated tagging of user generated videos using machine learning and computer vision. Mona acts as an advisor to numerous technology startups and accelerators.
Mona holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, and management certificates from Simon Fraser University and UC, Berkeley.