Deven Hariyani is the founder of Kwaddle. The most important quality that Deven brings to Kwaddle is his love of being a father to an energetic toddler and his dedication of being a husband to a compassionate and beautiful wife. Prior to launching Kwaddle, Deven was a software engineer and product manager at multiple global software companies, such as Microsoft and Bazaarvoice. He holds a BS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.
Besides working at technology companies, Deven enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing basketball, training in the martial art of jiu-jitsu and cheering his favorite football team, the Chicago Bears.
Avani Chhaya is the marketing manager of Kwaddle. Before joining Kwaddle, Avani spent four years as a fifth grade English Language Arts teacher in New Orleans, where she also completed her Teach for America commitment. She holds an English and secondary education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her love of writing started at an early age, but it was developed during her time as a staff writer and columnist for The Daily Illini and Buzz Magazine.
Avani enjoys reading, exploring, eating delicious food and hiking.