Melissa Monson

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Melissa Monson

Melissa Monson is the founder of Monson Communications LLC. Her areas of expertise include: financial presentations, communication skills, and strategic design and marketing, Well-known in the business community, she has a passion for helping people communicate their message in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner. Melissa is highly regarded for her ability to craft a story and position a company to achieve maximum valuation with an investor audience. She has participated in hundreds of public and private financing and strategic consulting assignments across numerous industries and professional sectors. Her clients have included Smart Modular Technologies, Foundry Networks, NetScreen Technologies and Cogent Systems

Prior to founding Monson Communications LLC, Melissa was recognized in the legal community as an expert lecturer and trainer of non-verbal communication and courtroom delivery skills.

She has been a lecturer for the National Investor Relations Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, the State Bar of California, the Alameda County Bar Association, the California Society of CPAs, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University. She has been published in The Chronicle, a publication of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and her articles on communication skills have appeared in San Francisco Business Times, the San Jose Business Journal, The Recorder and North Bay Business Journal.

Melissa most recently spoke on "Executive Presentation Skills: Effectively Reaching Out to Regulators" to the HK Medical Device Regulatory Forum in Hong Kong. She writes a regular column "Communicating Effectively" which appears in Regulatory Forum, Newsletter-HK and Asia Regulatory.

Melissa has served as a trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and as a board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco/Silicon Valley. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, the San Francisco Symphony Baton Society and as an advisor to Astia's entrepreneurs.

Melissa received her M.A. from Columbia University and her B.S. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.



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