Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts – History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy – International Development), Monty Simus’s professional career has taught him the necessity of leveraging cross-border experiences to accelerate the development and globalization of companies. Monty has more than fifteen of experience with a number of the world’s leading technology, enterprise software, Internet services, telecommunications, financial services, and energy corporations, and has lived, worked, and traveled in more than thirty countries spanning Africa, China, western Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Southeast & Central Asia. Monty’s interests comprise economic development, policy, investment, technology, natural resources, and the environment, with a particular focus on globalization’s impact upon these subject areas.

Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.