Monika is a Partner at Evoke Advisors. Monika has been advising wealthy families and institutional investors since 2005. She began her financial services career at Merrill Lynch in the Private Banking and Investment Group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, she served as a Manager at Accenture, a global management consulting firm, where she collaborated with senior executives to develop and implement strategic programs for technology companies. In 2008, Monika helped launch Luminous Capital. She joined First Republic as a wealth manager through its acquisition of Luminous Capital in 2012.
Monika received a BA in economics with a minor in accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A Certified Financial Planner™, she earned her Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, with distinction, from UCLA Extension. She is a member of National Charity League where she leads her local chapter’s President’s Volunteer Service Award program and serves on her chapter’s membership committee. Monika is also involved in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where her husband serves on the Board of Trustees for the Southern California Chapter. She lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two children.