Dave Monaco,
Senior Associate


Recent Clients

Executive Search
Duke School
Dave Monaco joined moss+ross as a Subject Matter Expert in 2022 after a successful three-decade career as an independent school and nonprofit leader. Through his work at moss+ross, Dave aspires to help organizations thrive within the context of their unique mission, vision, and values.

Dave’s career in the education and non-profit space has positioned him as a founder, innovator, and program developer. At two large independent schools (Ravenscroft School, NC & Parish Episcopal School, TX), Dave launched unique academic programs, spearheaded successful multi-million-dollar campaigns, and informed significant capital construction projects. In Dallas, he has also served significant tenures as a board member for two emergent educational non-profits (KIPP DFW and United to Learn).

A graduate of Hamilton College (BA History) and Teachers College, Columbia University (MAT), Dave is also a Certified Executive Coach via the Center for Executive Coaching.

Dave presently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Mollie, a former independent school educator herself who is now a certified yoga instructor. Dave and Mollie have three boys, ages 24, 21, and 18, and enjoy walking their two dogs together and spending summers at their family cabin in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Fun fact: Dave Monaco and moss+ross co-founder, Mary Moss, first worked together 30 years ago at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh!