With over 20 years of experience in driving inorganic growth for technology businesses from startup to public company, Mona has cultivated an expertise in formulating, structuring and negotiating strategic initiatives that power corporate growth. Mona has negotiated hundreds of technology deals and nearly 50 acquisitions from $10M to $500M in valuation.
Mona works with companies in the B2B software and systems space to help them develop and grow their business with a view to maximizing their exit opportunities. Her sector expertise is in software and systems that enable mobility and business efficiency.
Mona's experience covers both the buy side and sell side of technology deals. As Corporate Vice President, Business Development at Cadence, she led all mergers and acquisitions, strategic technology 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 startups: Coverity led the market in the automation of the identification of software vulnerabilities; Viblio pioneered automated tagging of user generated videos using machine learning and computer vision.
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.