MEET THE PRINCIPALS
Our team includes economists, bestselling authors, mathematicians, programmers, and even a former Broadway actor. We work uniquely and efficiently by drawing from a variety of skill sets.
Monte first developed his love of finance at the age of 9 and founded Money Intelligence to solve America's retirement problem and help every American reach a secure retirement. He has authored two books: The Young Investor's Guide to Real Estate Investing: 25 Secrets for Success and The Young Investor's Guide to Retiring Young. After seeing the devastation of poor personal finances on the economy through the Great Recession, he founded the non-profit, Future Investors of America, to more actively educate young professionals to make intelligent financial decisions. At Stanford, he was also President and Director of the Charles R. Blyth Fund, an investment group that managed a six-figure portfolio under the Stanford endowment. He has also worked professionally as an Investment Banker for Jefferies & Co. and in Corporate Finance at VMware Inc. He received his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and is Series 65 licensed.
Matt Cook, Ph.D.
Matt is an economist and Los Angeles Times bestselling author based in Los Angeles. His books include Sleight of Mind (2020) from MIT Press, a nonfiction book on paradoxes in mathematics, physics, and philosophy; The Startup Star (2010), a book on entrepreneurial strategy that has been used at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and several others. He is a regular guest lecturer at universities. In 2010 Matt cofounded United States Common Sense, a government data transparency organization whose research and data appeared in Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, and many other news sources. Matt also founded Braveship Media, a studio with operations in book publishing, game development, and film finance. He has also served as a private equity consultant in Los Angeles. Matt earned his bachelors and masters at Stanford University and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania as an NSF Scholar.