Monika joined Nicholas Investment Partners in March 2019. She is the lead portfolio manager for NicTech and she contributes to the investment team’s fundamental research process as a technology specialist given her extensive industry experience and contacts across the technology sector. Previously, Monika spent 9 years at Pacific Crest Securities as the lead analyst for vertical software companies in addition to providing coverage of the semiconductor and solar industries. She also worked for over 10 years in the semiconductor industry as a senior design engineer and team leader at Cypress Semiconductor and as a software engineer at Motorola. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Punjab Engineering College, a Graduate Certificate in VLSI Design and Computer Hardware from Stanford University, and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Monika has 21 years of technology experience including 12 years as a research analyst.