Prior to joining Advantage Capital in 2012, Mr. Monsees served as the executive director of the NanoTechnology Enterprise Consortium (NTEC) where he led a group of small, medium and large member companies and research institutions. He previously served as the executive director of the Missouri Technology Corporation, where he led the state’s technology-based economic development efforts. Additionally, Mr. Monsees has spent much of his career advising policymakers at the state and federal levels on life sciences, economic development and agricultural issues. He has worked as the Director of Policy and Communications for the Missouri Senate President Pro Tem and the Senate Majority Caucus, as well as serving as the Director of Operations for a gubernatorial campaign. He also served as Deputy Director of Transition Government and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy in the Governor’s office.
Mr. Monsees received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri where he served as Chairman of the Board of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, and he serves on the board of the Mizzou Arts and Science Alumni Organization. An active member of the Crossing Church, he has done mission work in Guatemala.