Deven started his career as an engineering consultant, before turning to management consulting with Deloitte & Touche as well as Booz Allen Hamilton. Deven joined Smartsalary in 2000 and was promoted from a business development role to the position of chief executive officer.
Deven holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Smartsalary was founded in 2001 and provides salary packaging to large corporate clients, Commonwealth and State Governments, major health care groups, and other Public Benevolent Institutions in every state and territory across the country. It services over 200 clients and 200,000 employees through full administration, software and cards services. Since inception, it has been one of Australia's fastest growing and most awarded companies. Today Smartsalary has over 300 staff, with revenues of $60m and EBITDA of over $20m in 2012.