Janet Devinney

Investment Director, Kamehameha Schools

Seasoned investor with 25 years of proven success in direct investing across multiple asset classes – public equities, venture capital, and private equities globally. Named one of the “Top 30 Private Equity Investors” by Trusted Insight in 2018, Janet is currently the Investment Director at Kamehameha Schools – one of the top 10 largest endowments in the US ($12+ billion assets under management), where she has been leading alternative and private equity investment efforts for over 5 years. Prior to Kamehameha, Janet was an investing Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm specializing in education technologies and enterprise software. Janet has spent 10+ years working in Asia, where she most recently was the Chief Financial Officer of the Internet Services Group and China partnerships for PCCW/Hong Kong Telecom, the largest publicly-listed telecommunications company in Hong Kong. Janet graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She started her investment career on Wall Street as a Public Equity Research Analyst for Merrill Lynch and later Salomon Smith Barney where she was a top-ranked research analyst by Institutional Investors four consecutive years. A first-generation immigrant, Janet is multi-lingual, fluent in multiple Chinese dialects.