Our Philosophy

A great MBA experience doesn't just happen.
You have to be ready for it.



It starts with what you know.



Then what you can do.



Then who you do it for and with.


  Career Exploration 

Then where and how – as an employee, a leader or an entrepreneur.


MBA iQ is an online learning and coaching experience
for MBA readiness.

Our Team

Devi Vallaghaneni

Devi Vallabhaneni 
Founder & Chairwoman

Devi’s personal mission is to help MBA aspirants start their MBA with confidence in the classroom. She believes confidence in the classroom translates to a more impactful MBA experience, which ultimately leads to a more enriching post-MBA career.

She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Accountancy and High Honors and later earned her CPA. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. From 2013 to 2016, she was on the Harvard Business School Admissions Board where she helped with women’s outreach, interviewed prospective candidates in Boston, London, and Paris, and worked on special projects for the Dean of Admissions. Now she is the HBS Interviewer In Residence at MBA Mission.

Todd Hellman

Todd Hellman
President & COO

Todd’s personal mission is to help others realize their potential in business through the transformative experience of the MBA. In particular, he has an interest in historically underserved populations (by gender, race, income, sexual orientation) who think the MBA is out of reach.

Todd graduated from Indiana University in Biology. Leaving biotech, he began working in marketing, communications, technology and education before seeking his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and continues to serve as an alumni ambassador for admissions.

Todd was named in the Top 50 Executive MBAs in 2017 by Poets and Quants.


Manoj Kulkarni
Technology & Learning

Manoj has held senior executive roles for more than 15 years providing transformational leadership in high volume, high growth and global businesses in Education, Technology and Retail sectors.

He is the former Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Career Education Corporation where he and his team pioneered the implementation of predictive analytics-based personalized learning across large-scale ground and online institutions powered by the Realizeit platform. His work at Career Education Corporation has resulted in awards and accolades from Information Week Top Innovators, Computerworld “Best in Best” in Education Technology and others.

Prior to Career Education Corporation, he served as the Vice President of Information Technology for Toys R Us Inc., leading technology operations and engineering in the US and internationally.

Manoj earned his Bachelor in Engineering from India’s College of Engineering, Pune and his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Kim Ratcliff

Kim Ratcliff
Marketing & Communications

With 25+ years of experience, Kim has experience leading teams of marketing and communications specialists and graphic designers providing clients with counsel and support in strategic planning, branding and messaging, and development of an integrated communications and change leadership approach. She has held leadership roles with a not-for-profit consulting firm and a state agency, as well as public relations and public affairs agencies, serving clients focused on education, healthcare, and economic development.

She has served as president-elect, president, and past president on the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Alumni Board and teaches graduate-level policy and nonprofit communications and marketing courses at The Ohio State University.


MBA iQ 2.0 is built upon the RealizeIt adaptive learning platform.

Visit http://realizeitlearning.com/ to learn more.