Monte came to XTO in 2010 as reservoir integration executive, and served as vice president, Business Development and Reserves, from 2012 until 2016. He joined ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in 1994, and served in a number of technical and leadership roles in the reservoir engineering area through 2004. He worked in ExxonMobil Production Company from 2004 until 2007, leading reservoir teams in the U.S. and Angola, before returning to the Research Company to form a research program in Unconventional Resources. He served as the URC planning manager immediately before transitioning to XTO.
Monte earned a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Centenary College of Louisiana; a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University; and PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.