Devi Vallabhaneni

Devi Vallabhaneni
People Performance Lab


Ms. Devi Vallabhaneni is CEO and Founder of MBA IQ. She received her B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Higher Honors and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is a CABM, CBM, and a CPA and is the author of What’s Your MBA IQ? A Manager’s Career Development Tool.

For the past 10 years, Devi has founded and grown The Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM), a non-profit educational organization that certifies individuals in business management. Devi’s career started at Arthur Andersen’s Litigation Services practice in Chicago, where she worked on numerous damage claims and litigation matters and eventually helped start the Litigation Services practice at Arthur Andersen’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices.

After completing her MBA, Devi worked for Gap, Inc. in international business development and as part of Gap Online’s business development team, where she was responsible for devising expansion strategies for the Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. Subsequently, Devi worked in equity research focusing on specialty retailing at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, CA. She has served as Senior Director of Business Development for NextDoor Networks, an internet company focusing on digital infrastructure for service-based businesses, and as a member of the board of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago.